Bon Iver's record label deny that the band is 'over'

Jagjaguwar have said 'Bon Iver is not over by any means'

Bon Iver's record label deny that the band is 'over'

Photo: Press

Bon Iver's record label Jagjaguwar have refuted claims that the band could be 'over'.

Justin Vernon, the songwriter behind the band, recently spoke to an Australian radio station about how his approach to songwriting had changed since the release of the last Bon Iver LP in 2011. "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," he told Triple J. "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."

Consequence of Sound contacted Jagjaguwar to clarify Vernon's comments. They responded by saying: "Bon Iver is not over by any means."

The record label continued: "Justin isn't currently writing Bon Iver songs, but that doesn't mean he won't write them in the future. Bon Iver is off-cycle, and that is not new news. Right now Justin's concentration is on preparing for the Volcano Choir tour, the first date being in Chicago on Friday."

Vernon recently released 'Repave', his second album with Volcano Choir, following 2009's 'Unmap' and it was recently reported that Vernon will feature alongside Vampire Weekend and Kurt Vile on a Grateful Dead covers album The National are working on. No tracklisting or release date has been announced yet, but proceeds are set to go to not-for-profit organisation Red Hot, which is focused on raising AIDS-awareness.

Read More On This Artist

More News
The Pop Group share video for new single 'Mad Truth' – watch
Sleaford Mods slam Kasabian's 'rock 'n' roll is dead' comments at London...
TI wants Iggy Azalea to forget about social media beefs and focus on her music
Palma Violets bring chaos as they preview new material at tiny Scunthorpe gig
Rihanna shares behind the scenes clip of Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaboration video
Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland on recent Instagram comments: "It's a joke with truth...
Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewllet: 'Yes Gorillaz Returns'
'The Wire' star Dominic West raps to promote new film 'Guillemot'
Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder
FKA Twigs performs new song 'Figure 8' during Melbourne live show – watch
The Black Keys perform 'Weight of Love' and 'Howlin' For You' on...
Death Cab For Cutie perform 'Black Sun' on 'Letterman' – watch
Passion Pit confirm details of new album 'Kindred'
Big Sean, Kanye West and Drake team up on 'Blessings' – listen
Noel Gallagher: 'I don't agree with U2 on free music, I'd happily put an extra...
Limp Bizkit guitarist criticises his own fans ahead ShipRocked cruise performance
Missy Elliott to join Katy Perry on stage during Super Bowl half-time show
Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler describes bar room brawl as 'unfortunate altercation'
Fall Out Boy say their new album is 'modern rock of the future'
Man faces ban from Parklife festival after 'boasting' about touting tickets
The Jesus And Mary Chain offer local bands support slots on their February UK tour
Suge Knight arrested over fatal hit-and-run incident in LA

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM