The Bon Iver frontman had promised to “kill this track,” but Em has other plans.
He also explains the story and mission statement behind his PEOPLE artist collective.
Bon Iver leader says he “was not in the studio” for the Kamikaze track and asked them to change it.
A project that’s been in the works since 2009’s Dark Was the Night benefit compilation.
The album’s artwork is a homage to Beastie Boys’ classic Licensed to Ill.
A song built for relaxation.
The ambitious collaboration between Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner quickly becomes a stale and fussy affair.
The music collective’s star-studded debut LP arrives on August 31st.
A collaboration with Minnesota’s TU Dance, the tracks run the gamut of Justin Vernon’s sound, from aching folk to shambling, tribalistic dance.
Featuring contributions from Aaron’s brother, Bryce Dessner, The National bandmate Bryan Devendorf, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, Phoebe Bridgers, The Staves, and others.
Justin Vernon intentionally chose to keep the lineup a secret until the day of the festival.
The Bon Iver frontman joined the surviving members of the Dead for “Black Muddy River”, “Friend of the Devil”, and “Bird Song”.