Bon Iver

Bon Iver



Bon Iver (/bn ˈvɛər/ Bone-ee-VARE) is an American indie folk band founded in 2006 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. The name "Bon Iver" derives from the French phrase bon hiver (French pronunciation: ​[bɔn‿ivɛːʁ]) ("good winter"),[1] taken from a greeting on Northern Exposure.[2]

Vernon released Bon Iver's debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, independently in July 2007. The majority of that album was recorded while Vernon spent three months isolated in a cabin in northwestern Wisconsin. The band later won in 2012 the Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album for their album Bon Iver, Bon Iver.[3][4][5] They released their third album 22, A Million to critical acclaim in 2016.[6]



Coming Down
Coming Down is a song by musical group Bon Iver, released on September 29, 2017.
For Emma, Forever Ago
For Emma, Forever Ago is the debut studio album by American indie folk band Bon Iver.
Skinny Love
"Skinny Love" is a song written by American musician and songwriter Justin Vernon.
Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver (sometimes referred to simply as Bon Iver) is the second studio album from American indie folk band Bon Iver, released on June 17, 2011.

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Popular Songs9

Song Appearances & References4

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TV Shows11

Collaborators & Influencers14

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Awards & Nominations11


Band Members5

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Spotify - Albums & Singles16


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Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts17

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The Birmingham Music Scene In 2017: The Audiovore Weighs In
  –  December 29, 2017
as the lawyer responsible for guiding the careers of local Alabama favorites like St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Athens' Alabama Shakes— as well as many other nationally renowned acts like Sturgill Simpson and Bon Iver— Strohm continues to make the ...
Short-Form Performative Internet Outrage is the New American Pastime
  –  December 29, 2017
My best guess is that, for a short period of time, there was a food cart somewhere in Portland where when you ordered a burrito, two overly cheerful white women popped up out of nowhere and started making tortillas while a sad Bon Iver song played ...
Francis And The Lights drops surprise new album following huge collaboration with Kanye West and Chance the Rapper
  –  December 29, 2017
The band, which has collaborated with Kanye West, Drake, Chance The Rapper and Bon Iver, announced on Thursday via Twitter that he would be releasing an album on Friday. Led by producer and songwriter Francis Farewell Starlite, Francis and the Lights ...
The National’s Dessner Brothers Enlist Arcade Fire, More for 2018 Haven Festival
  –  December 29, 2017
The Dessners will perform with the Royal Danish Orchestra. Last year, Bon Iver, Conor Oberst, Feist, Iggy Pop, Perfume Genius, Beach House, and more performed. In a press release, the Dessners wrote: We are excited to announce the first acts anchored by ...
Saint Laurent, Travis Scott Team Up on Album Cover
  –  December 29, 2017
The album features 12 tracks selected by Scott and includes music from Kanye West, James Blake, Frank Ocean, Bon Iver and others. In the liner notes of the album, Scott writes: “May Cactus Jack and Saint Laurent dance together forever.” Scott will make ...
Modern life too much for you? Maybe a tiny box in the woods is the cure.
  –  December 28, 2017
It’s ridiculous, but I expect to feel some instant woodsiness that never materializes. Even though I play Bon Iver on the Bluetooth radio, and then take the provided torch outside to our fire pit and sprinkle the (provided) firestarter over the (provided ...
A Time to Reflect: Winston-Salem musician and composer finds a higher purpose for his art
  –  December 28, 2017
I have always been inspired by Ravel, Sibelius and Prokofiev. I also have learned a lot about songwriting from Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Graham Nash and Simon and Garfunkel. When thinking about electronics and creating a sound palette of synthesizers I ...
The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs
  –  December 26, 2017
For once I see the outcast win.” J.P. Oli Deakin, a British songwriter who records as Lowpines and releases his debut album in February, takes quite a bit from the playbooks of early Bon Iver and Iron & Wine: the breathy vocals, the dreamlike ambience ...
Eau Claire native stars in Marquette University's Christmas video
  –  December 24, 2017
Growing up in Eau Claire, Madson began playing the guitar in fourth grade. She says her musical inspirations range from Taylor Swift to Bon Iver. Ariana says had a short amount of time to prepare for her appearance in the Christmas video. "I think I had a ...
Iconic albums that turned 10 in 2017
  –  December 23, 2017
For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver You listened to this album when you got dumped, cried to it alone in your room, and begged your friends to listen to it, too. 'Skinny Love' became frustratingly popular online, with its lyrics the subject of Tumblr posts ...
Che Cafe Re-opening Slated for 2018
  –  December 22, 2017
The collective's members breathed a sigh of relief and fans rejoiced -- the Che Cafe (which has hosted shows by Green Day, Bon Iver, Nirvana, Jimmy Eat World, Billy Corgan and more since 1980) had officially been saved. However, it was all contingent upon ...
Asheville’s Local Music Scene Is Putting North Carolina On The Map In A Big Way
  –  December 21, 2017
On Saturday night, a friend and I attended Bon Iver’s show at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, and maybe it’s just because I’d been around local musicians all weekend, but the show felt a bit austere. Still, it speaks to Asheville’s appeal — and the ...
Best of 2017: Concerts
  –  December 21, 2017
5. Bon Iver (April 13, the Joint) You know when you go to an amusement park and hear a bunch of different sounds that somehow work together? Bon Iver has figured out how to do that onstage. 1. Arcade Fire (October 22, Mandalay Bay Events Center ...
88Nine’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide: day 9, gifts for festival goers
  –  December 19, 2017
And if they’ve been before, the gift will need no explanation. Created by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Eaux Claires far surpasses the traditional music festival. Each year the festival gathers a group of music lovers to unplug and unwind along the banks ...
Let Winter In with a Live Performance From Bon Iver
  –  December 19, 2017
Eventually you just have to succumb to winter. You can resist it all you want—heating on, pathological refusal to leave the house—but once Christmas comes a-knocking, you don't really have much choice but to embrace it. One of the bands that always ...
How I Found Myself And My Community In The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Subreddit
  –  December 19, 2017
As a result I spent most of my first semester at school holed up in the stairwell by my dorm room, listening to Bon Iver, and calling my mom. To cheer myself up — and, let’s be honest because I had no social life to speak of — I spent a great deal of ...
Weareforests Plays Ambient Folk Songs At CPR's OpenAir
  –  December 18, 2017
He shared his debut album, "Part, Parcel," in July and the "Liturgy" EP just a few months later. His music features atmospheric vocal harmonies backed by acoustic folk instruments in the vein of Bon Iver and Iron & Wine.
Travis Scott, Saint Laurent Issue Leather Vinyl Album Featuring Kanye West, Frank Ocean, More
  –  December 18, 2017
The 500 numbered and collectible records feature twelve tracks selected by Scott. Among them: exclusive offerings by Kanye West, James Blake, Frank Ocean and Bon Iver. The package comes in a black leather pouch. Anthony Vaccarello, creative director of ...
Inside The Anthem, and the unlikely story of how it came to be
  –  December 16, 2017
A 6,000-seat club,'" Hurwitz said of The Anthem. Besides the Foo Fighters, The Anthem crowds have welcomed Bon Iver, LCD Soundsystem and Morrissey. "I have to say, just about every single act that's played here has said 'this is the best venue we've ever ...
Bon Iver announces 10th anniversary performance of For Emma, Forever Ago
  –  October 30, 2017
Next year marks the 10th anniversary of Bon Iver’s revered debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, and Justin Vernon is celebrating in a big way. On February 17th, Vernon will stage a full performance of the album at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee ...
10 videos that show what a breathtaking live act Bon Iver are
  –  October 20, 2017
There are very few acts who evoke as much emotion as Bon Iver does in a live setting. While over the years the music that Justin Vernon and his band produce has changed from the acoustic twangs of debut ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ to the electronic whirs ...

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