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Bon Iver: 22, A Million (take 2)

While tapping into textures you’d never expect from him, Justin Vernon continues to craft songs so effortlessly majestic and mesmerizing that only the most timid would be repulsed by them on the grounds that they go too far.

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Volcano Choir: Repave

Unlike any of the bands that supposedly live up to the genre’s name, Repave is a “post-rock” album in the truest possible sense. It simultaneously cops traditional rock music’s techniques and sounds nothing like them.

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Today’s "New" Music Is All Folked Up

One of today’s biggest musical trends owes a debt to one of music’s oldest traditions – buddies gathered on a front porch jamming with guitars, banjos, and mandolins. Some of today’s most popular groups sound like they belong in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s, not on alternative radio of the 2010s.

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Bon Iver - "Beth/Rest" (video)

Bon Iver releases the fourth video from 2011's stunning 'Bon Iver, Bon Iver' and the visual treatment was penned by none other than Justin Vernon himself, as well as filmed in the woods near his home studio.

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