If you’re a fan of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Blues, Southern Rock or music in general then you need to listen to The Shouting Matches upcoming album Grownass Man, the go out and pick up the album when it comes out next week, 4/16. The band also features Vernon’s former DeYarmond Edison band mate Phil Cook of Megafaun and Brian Moen of Peter Wolf Crier. Click the picture to head over to NPR Music for the full album stream.
Deyarmond Edison is the former band of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and members of the band Megafaun. Recently another band has formed from former Deyarmond Edison alum, Chris Porterfield. The band is called Field Report and has three songs available for free on their website from their upcoming self-titled album out September 11th. I haven’t been able to stop listening to the song “I Am Not Waiting Anymore.” It reminds me of a mix of Justin Townes Earle, Lucero and some of Bon Iver’s folkier stuff. The lyrics are great too. I love this line: “I’ve been blowing through time like nickel slots in a windowless room, on a credit card: flash it like a semaphore- a vague, drafty metaphor- I am not waiting anymore”
Dang! Bon Iver cover’s Anaïs Mitchell’s “Coming Down.” I know this is probably kind of cliche to say about a band or artist you like but everything Justin Vernon and company touch is just so good and chillingly beautiful. Enjoy!
Bon Iver 4AD/Jagjaguwar session. Justin Vernon and Sean Carey perform four very stripped down Bon Iver tracks as well as a Bonnie Riatt cover. If you haven’t seen this yet then you really need to. It’s mind blowingly good!
NBC has really been giving Bon Iver the love lately. Justin Vernon performs a version of the song “Perth” with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
This might sound strange since I don’t personally know Justin Vernon or the other guys in Bon Iver but I’m really proud of them right now!