'Beth/Rest' is the fourth single from Bon Iver's Grammy-winning 2011 release, Bon Iver, Bon Iver. Filmed in the woods surrounding Bon Iver's studio, April Base, the video for 'Beth/Rest' is based on a treatment written by Justin Vernon that described people made of light living in a dream-like world that encapsulates their being. Justin said, "It'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...
Congratulations to the winners of the Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project - a call-to-arms remix contest for fans.
Beginning last August, participants downloaded individual song stems from Bon Iver, Bon Iver at music-based social networking site Indaba Music. Users then uploaded their finished remixes to share. A fierce public voting period followed with interactive commenting (some from Justin Vernon himself), and Bon Iver hand-selected ten winners. Each remix winner has their work included...
We are pleased to introduce the first official Bon Iver remix via the Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project – a call-to-arms remix contest for fans. Bon Iver will release the stems, the individual audio tracks that are combined and layered to make a completed album. The stems from all ten songs on Bon Iver, Bon Iver will be available for download.
Each of the album’s ten songs will have its own contest, and the resulting remixes will be up for public voting through the music-based social networking site Indaba Music. Bon Iver, with public voting results in hand, will decide the final winners. Those ten remixes will then be assembled as a complete album and released exclusively on music-streaming site Spotify for the world to hear.
Bon Iver are ready to announce both the final dates to be added to their European touring this year and the release of a special seven track iTunes Session EP.
As anyone who's witnessed them with attest, hearing Bon Iver live is, quite simply, all consuming. A vivid and powerful display, they bring a new complexion to the records which bears repeating. Having toured consistently since their second album's release, the band are next in Europe this July and August for a long run of mostly festival shows. They are also returning for a two week tour of arenas in November and today are confirming that there will also be shows in Madrid, Milan, Copenhagen, London, Manchester and Dublin. Tickets for these shows will go on sale on Friday 22nd at 9AM GMT and a special pre-sale allocation will be available from 9AM on Wednesday 20t via CrowdSurge. Please see below for all touring with the new additions in bold.
Having made a notable start to 2012 with two GRAMMY wins, a stunning 4AD / Jagjaguwar Session (see below), and an impressive performance on their Saturday Night Live debut, Bon Iver are today announcing a series of European dates this Autumn.
The six dates begin in Lisbon on 26th October and culminate in Glasgow in November. Some tickets will go on pre-sale tomorrow through CrowdSurge from 9am GMT and then on general sale by Friday 1st June.
For the latest installment in the 4AD Sessions series, 4AD and Jagjaguwar have collaborated in order to capture a truly unique Bon Iver live performance. On recent tours fans will have become accustomed to seeing Justin Vernon flanked by an eleven-piece band, with the swell in numbers lending a grandiose element to even his most delicate songs. Sidestepping expectations, the idea Vernon presented...