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Bon Iver ‘Winding Down,’ Justin Vernon Reveals

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Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon has revealed plans to put his Grammy-winning project on the back burner following the completion of their current world tour, and he admits that hey may not revisit it in the future.

Vernon sat down for an interview on Minnesota Public Radio’s  ‘The Current’s Local Show’ last night, and, as the Minnesota alt-weekly newspaper City Pages reports, the singer was asked what Bon Iver is “up to these days.” This is what he had to say:

Winding it down. I look at it like a faucet. I have to turn it off and walk away from it because so much of how that music comes together is subconscious or discovering. There’s so much attention on the band, it can be distracting at times. I really feel the need to walk away from it while I still care about it. And then if I come back to it – if at all – I’ll feel better about it and be renewed or something to do that.

Bon Iver have been touring fairly steadily since their second album dropped in June 2011, and they return to the road for a European trek on Nov. 12. The tour begins in Madrid, Spain, and runs through a Nov. 12 gig in Dublin, Ireland. The group last week performed at New York City’s historic Radio City Music Hall, and that show is streaming in its entirety below. (Catch it soon, as it will only be available for two more days.)

Watch Bon Iver’s Radio City Music Hall Performance

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