Few stories behind the name are as bizarre as Bon Iver's, the indie folk singer who snagged two trophies at the Grammys this year. Following the breakup of his former band DeYarmond Edison, the man born Justin Vernon retreated to his dad's cabin in the wilds of Wisconsin, where he penned the tunes that would become his debut album, 2008's 'For Emma, Forever Ago.' While watching a DVD of 'Northern Exposure,'
It doesn't take a hipster hippie like Feist to appreciate the beauty of catching nature nut Bon Iver under the big blue skies of Colorado as captured in this picture. The Grammy-winning Bon Iver was sound checking as he prepared for his headlining set at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colo., and show opener Feist recognized a gorgeous moment when she saw it. She snapped this pic, later posting it on her Twitter page for the whole world to see.
It's been two years since hip-hop superstar Kanye West released his last solo album 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.' He's dropped two more records with fellow rap mogul Jay-Z, and his roster of artists on GOOD Music. 'Ye has finally revealed the music video for 'Lost in the City,' featuring Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.
Bon Iver's 'Skinny Love' is an intimate sort of song, and 'The Voice' tried to capture that best as possible for Lindsy Pavao's cover of the tune on Monday's live edition of show. Flanked by a pair of acoustic guitarists and surrounded by audience members sitting on the floor in front of her like she was performing at a coffee house poetry reading, Pavao really wanted to bring the down-home, folksy vibe that the tune calls for. Surprisingly, she pulled it off.
Oh, Bon Iver, née Justin Vernon, a heart-throb like few we've yet known, a rugged combination of Walt Whitman, Paul Simon, and Paul Bunyan, ye Wisconsonite, now ensconced in literary lore -- or, at least, literotic lore -- thanks to the newest tumblr sensation, Bon Iver Erotic Stories. If you also get all shivery listening to 'Bon Iver, Bon Iver' and wish that 'For Emma' was for you, indulge in our five favorite fantasies below.