Posts tagged Bon Iver
[Watch] The Flaming Lips - "Look...The Sun Is Rising" Live on Letterman

Last night if you follow us here at SKoA closely, you may have been aware that Kibbe was at the Ed Sullivan Theater helping Wayne Coyne with his Reddit AMA prior to the band hitting up Letterman. You can check out the interesting AMA over here if you missed it. Chances are if you missed that, you may have also missed their performance on Late Show with David Letterman so why not hit play on the video above to see Wayne and co perform "Look... The Sun Is Rising" which is taken from their forthcoming album The Terror. It comes complete with Wayne cradling a toy baby throughout the performance... yeah. Standard Flaming Lips, really.

That's not all the Flaming Lips goodness this week. Some of you may remember Coyne and co. teamed up with Bon Iver on a track for last year's The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. The collaboration, titled "Ashes In The Air", now has a video and it's as weird as you would expect. Check it out below.

[News] Buy Justin Vernon's Guitar

Want to buy Justin Vernon's guitar? Well, here's your chance, as the custom made guitar named "The 1608" is now up for auction. Made by the Bon Iver frontman and Master Luthier Gordy Bischoff, the guitar was crafted using white oak wood from the barrels used by Bushmills Irish Whiskey. From today, October 22nd, to Friday November 2nd, the guitar will be available through an online auction, and the proceeds, according to Vernon, will go towards The Confluence Community Arts Center in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Below, you can check out the process of making the whiskey-tinged guitar.

[Watch] Bon Iver - "Beth/Rest" (Official Video)

Bon Iver seem to be winding down as a band (supposedly), but before that happens they have one more offering for us. Justin Vernon and friends have given us the video for Bon Iver, Bon Iver closer "Beth/Rest", which was directed by Dan Huiting and Vernon himself. Straying away from the awesome unofficial video released last year, Huiting and Vernon's interpretation was filmed in the woods surrounding Vernon's Wisconsin studio and focuses on a group of glowing celestial beings living in the forest. Speaking on the video, Vernon said, "[i]t’s kind of about two people who are truly meant for each other and what happens to their essence. How they connect is some other thing that we don’t know how to really talk about." Watch the clip above.

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[Listen] P.O.S. - 'We Don't Even Live Here' (Full Album Stream)

We are a week away from the release of one of the best, if not the best album of 2012 so far, the new album We Don't Even Live Here by Doomtree/Rhymesayers rhymespitter P.O.S. Yesterday, Pitchfork debuted the 3rd single from the album "Get Down" featuring Mike Mictlan but today thanks to the good folks at MPLS radio station The Current, you can here the album in it's entirity. Peep this amazing LP below which features guest spots from Bon Iver, Astronautalis, Marijuana Deathsquads and more. And if you haven't already pre-ordered the album you should do so NOW.

We Don't Even Live Here drops next Tuesday 10/16. Stay tuned into SKoA and peep our review for the album coming soooooon.

[Listen] Stream the 'Bon Iver, Bon Iver' Stems Project Winners

In early August, Bon Iver announced a remix contest for their sophomore album Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which gave anyone willing to participate the chance to win $1,000 per ten songs available to remix, reaching a total of $10,000. As well, the announced winners, hand-picked by the Bon Iver, would be featured on the Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project, and now you can stream that in full. The remix album is comprised of the ten winners, including SKOA favorites Teen Daze and Work Drugs, as well as six remixes from friends and band members, such as S. Carey. Stream the full album below, and head over to Indaba Music to stream the honorable mentions and highest voted by fans.

[News] Justin Vernon: Bon Iver is "Winding it down"

Bon Iver has been such a prominent figure in the indie rock scene for quite a few years now, but with only two albums and an EP under their belt, it appears the Justin Vernon-led outfit are going to be winding things down. During a recent appearance on Minnesota radio station 89.3 The Current's Local Show, Vernon responded with the following when asked what Bon Iver was up to at the moment (via The Daily Swarm):

Winding it down. I look at it like a faucet. I have to turn it off and walk away from it because so much of how that music comes together is subconscious or discovering. There’s so much attention on the band, it can be distracting at times. I really feel the need to walk away from it while I still care about it. And then if I come back to it – if at all – I'll feel better about it and be renewed or something to do that."

A representative from the band's label Jagjaguwar responded shortly after, saying, "They are just going off cycle after two very busy years on this record." While we let this ruminate, you can watch Bon Iver's full concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall, which is streaming on YouTube for the next two days. Watch it below.

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[Listen] Bon Iver - "Hinnom, TX" (Slow Magic Remix)

One week ago, we heard Work Drug's remix of Bon Iver's "Beth/Rest", their submission for Bon Iver's remix competition. Slow Magic, another SKOA favorite, has put forth his submission for the stems project, and this time around it's his take on the atmospheric Bon Iver, Bon Iver cut "Hinnom, TX". The enigmatic producer has done a fantastic job of reworking the song, keeping the most important aspects and adding in layers of glitchy synthesizers and hard-hitting 808 percussion. Slow Magic has done Vernon and co. justice. Stream it below, and head over to the Indaba Music website to vote for the remix.

[Listen] Bon Iver - "Beth/Rest" (Work Drugs Remix)

Work Drugs are one of those bands that wholly encapsulate the summer months, with every song they release evoking the fun beach vibes and warm sounds of the sunny season. It was a surprise, then, to see that the Philadelphia outfit had remixed Bon Iver's Peter Gabriel-esque album closer "Beth/Rest" for the band's currently ongoing remix competition. The bigger surprise, though, is how well Work Drugs have implemented their style into the song, speeding up the original prodceedings and adding layers of soft-yet-fun synths, energetic percussion and an overall sense of enjoyment and experimentation. This sense of fun works surprisingly well, turning "Beth/Rest" into an anthemic jam. Stream and download the remix below, and head over to Indaba Music to vote for Work Drugs' take on the Bon Iver, Bon Iver closer.

Another fun addition to Work Drugs' reinterpretation of the song, they apparently used "a 10 year old Packard Bell found along the roadside, Work Drugs crafted the "Beth / Rest" remix with an outdated version of Windows Sound Recorder."