Justin Vernon’s obviously about to restart Bon Iver

Photo by D.L. Anderson

Photo by D.L. Anderson

It’s been four years since the overwhelming beauty of BON IVER‘s second album Bon Iver, Bon Iver struck us. Ever since, the project has been on decline by the initative of its head JUSTIN VERNON. Not that the man would have been lazy all the while, repeatedly putting out albums with side projects and working as a producer, but his most prominent outfit BON IVER has been put to rest. Until recently. At first VERNON presented a mesmerizing version of SPOON’s Time’s Gone Inside Out under the name of BON IVER.

Now he revealed that on his self-curated EAUX CLAIRE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL, that’ll take place in his hometown in Wisconsin July 17th and 18th, his former band shall start something like a reunion. In this recent interview VERNON stated that ‘It’s the perfect platform for us to be like, this is how we’re starting this new cycle, new life of the band. It makes so much sense to start it here’. Which allows to speculate that the EAUX CLAIRE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL will not be a temporary end of hiatus but maybe even the start of something new from BON IVER. Until there’s further news, enjoy a band’s classic.

Bloc Party tease work on new album


British indie-rock band BLOC PARTY is currently in the studio working on their fifth studio album. The band now shared a first cryptical teaser in the form of a short video which you can watch below. The follow-up to 2012’s Four will be the first album by the band which won’t feature the original line-up. Drummer Matt Tong left the band back in 2013 and recently bassist Gordon Moakes also announced his departure from the new album. It is yet unknown who will join remaining members Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack for the new album. A first live date at the Fyf Fest in August has already been announced. More on the future of BLOC PARTY soon. Don’t forget to check our recent special on the 10th anniversary of their debut album Silent Alarm right here.

Beach House announce new album ‘Depression Cherry’

Beach House - 2015

American dreampop duo BEACH HOUSE reports back with a new album this summer. Depression Cherry is the name of the anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Bloom and it is set for a release on August 28 via Sub Pop. It features 12 new tracks and the band also announced a massive global tour – find the dates right here.

The duo on their new album: ‘In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist.’

The tracklist and artwork for the new BEACH HOUSE record are right here for you as well.

01 Levitation
02 Sparks
03 Space Song
04 Beyond Love
05 10:37
06 PPP
07 Wildflower
08 Bluebird
09 Days of Candy

Beach House - Depression Cherry

Neon Indian returns with new single ‘Annie’

Neon Indian - Annie

NEON INDIAN, the alter ego of Alan Palomo, reports back with the first new music since his 2011 album Era Extraña. It arrives in form of the catchy and tropical pop tune Annie which you can enjoy below. Palomo is currently working on a new album and this tune marks its first teaser.

Refused premiere new song ‘Françafrique’

Refused - Press 2015 - Photo by Dustin Rabin

Photo by Dustin Rabin

Swedish punk heroes REFUSED have shared more music off their anticipated comeback album Freedom. Françafrique follows the previously released Elektra as a second teaser off the band’s first album in 18 years. The record will be released on June the 30th via Epitaph Records. Check out the new song below.