January Twenty-Fourth, Twenty-Fourteen, Volcano Choir stepped into Vancouver on what was their second last stop on this particular tour. Around 10:30 PM on what started as a gloriously sunny day, Justin Vernon and members of Collections of Colonies of Bees took the stage, causing immediate captivation.
Picture walking through a meadow at dawn with cold feet and a haze of fog in the distance, that same serene calmness and uncertainty can be found in “Comrade.” Justin Vernon has this innate ability to paint pictures through his music that wander along the cusp between beautiful reality, and vivid imagination. As the dream reaches for the stars sonically, the raw emotion keeps your feet grounded.
The Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project is underway. Justin Vernon is calling all DJs, producers, fans and even haters. He has teamed up with Spotify and Indaba Music for a fan-based remix contest.
The audio stems of all ten song’s from the self-titled record are available for download. You can choose to remix just one track, or all of them. Once you’ve added your creative input, you can upload it to Indaba for Bon Iver (and company i’m sure) to judge. Not only will the best remix of each song receive $1,000, they will be featured on a Bon Iver Remix album for the world to hear. The record will be exclusively released through Spotify.
Warm up those mixers and get creative.
May 25th, 2012 at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, B.C.
Happy Valentine’s Day
Today’s episode features a recent Grammy winner; Bon Iver on Saturday Night Live performing “Holocene” & “Beth/Rest.”
Childish Gambino pours his angry, confused heart out in “Heartbeat,” while the Chromatics go the simple route with a video looking like it was produced in the 70’s.
4AD Record’s St. Vincent uses a more soothing, prettier Godzilla in their latest visual