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    Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:31:41

    Are Bon Iver Over? - Find out what Justin Vernon said

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    Are Bon Iver over? Perhaps. They are certainly on the backburner.

    Musician Justin Vernon says he has no plans to resurrect his Bon Iver project since he is too busy with his other outlet -- Volcano Choir.

    During an interview on Australian radio station Triple J, Vernon said, "I don't really write songs anymore. The last Bon Iver record was a very 'sitting down with a guitar and writing' kind of record. I really have to be in a specific headspace to even begin to illuminate an idea that would create another Bon Iver record, and I'm just not there."

    While he said, "I'm really honored that Bon Iver gives me a platform to do whatever I want, but there's only so much time you can spend digging through yourself before you become insular. I'm not in a hurry to go back to that temperature. All of the music I've been making shifting away from Bon Iver feels really good... so if I ever do go back to Bon Iver it will be all the better for it."

    Hmm. It sounds like a "maybe, but not right now" future for Bon Iver?

    Does this Bon Iver news bum you out? Is the glass half-full or half-empty? How do you interpret Justin Vernon's comments?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    09.04.13



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