Posts tagged "Justin Vernon"
The Shouting Matches, Grownass Man: Album Review

The Shouting Matches, Grownass Man: Album Review

Musical anonymity can be a funny thing. Justin Vernon, the neo-folk mastermind behind Bon Iver, isn’t going completely incognito by stepping out with a few friends to record a loose-limbed garage-blues record, but it’s something of a musical disguise nevertheless; his ethereal, crooning falsetto replaced with a gnarled, expressive wail, one could easily mistake his vocals on The Shouting Matches’ Grownass Man for the work of… of anyone else, really. Take your pick. But that’s not to say that Grownass […]

Popblerd's Best Albums of 2012: Mike A's List

Popblerd’s Best Albums of 2012: Mike A’s List

Popblerd writer Mike A lists his Top Ten albums of 2012.

The Popblerd Halftime Show: Mike A's Best of 2012 So Far

The Popblerd Halftime Show: Mike A’s Best of 2012 So Far

Popblerd writer Mike A. lists his Top 10 albums of the first half of 2012 as well as a few of his most anticipated releases for the second half of the year, including the latest album by Jamie Woon!

The Viewfinder: Kanye West's "Lost In The World"

The Viewfinder: Kanye West’s “Lost In The World”

Kanye’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” spins off yet another video. Check out the clip for “Lost In The World.”

The Idiot Box: Guess Who Came To Visit Blue Ivy On “SNL?”?

Unfortunately, I missed the most recent episode of “SNL.” Maya Rudolph hosted, and it seems like she did a really good job. Anyway, the skit that made the most noise found Maya playing new mom Beyonce Knowles. She and Jay Pharoah (doing a note-perfect Jay-Z impression even though there’s no resemblance whatsoever) entertain a who’s who of celebrities into their home to meet Blue Ivy. Fred Armisen is great as Prince, and Kristen Wiig does Taylor Swift’s surprise face to […]

Spin Cycle: Bon Iver’s “Bon Iver, Bon Iver”

Reams and reams of paragraphs, enough (and steeped in enough mythology) to ink dozens of dead sea scrolls, have been devoted to Bon Iver’s 2007 debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, and not without reason; indie lovers and avid Pitchfork readers seem to flock to rootsy acoustic-slinging troubadours with gusto, special hipster points granted for being lo-fi. It doesn’t get much more lo-fi than a heart-broke woodsman holing up for the winter in a Wisconsin cabin and writing and recording his […]

Bon Iver Hits Fallon: Mashes Up Bonnie Raitt & Donny Hathaway

Still not totally sold on Bon Iver yet, I’ve got to say. But Justin Vernon’s got impeccable taste in covers (and I’ve gotta say, he’s adorable). He recently appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to promote Bon Iver, Bon Iver-his upcoming June 21st release (an album some of you may have gotten early due to an iTunes glitch) and performed a mashup of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (quite possibly-from a lyrical standpoint-the best song written […]

Bon Iver Announces Tour Dates

Fresh off the news that he will be releasing a new album in June, indie favorite Bon Iver is hitting the road. Justin Vernon will be bringing an eight-piece band on the road with him for this, his biggest tour yet. As I’ve said before, I’m not totally on his team yet, but I recently picked up the album by Gayngs (not totally a Justin Vernon project, but he appears on a lot of it) and I think I might give […]

Bon Iver? Meet “Bon Iver”

Not totally sure I’m on team Bon Iver yet, but this site isn’t called “What the Blerd Likes”, so I’m here to give y’all the news whether my socks are getting knocked off or not. I will say that the multiple guest appearances on Kanye’s excellent My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy have put Justin Vernon and crew on my radar a lot more than he/they were before.  I checked out For Emma, Forever Ago a couple months ago and just […]