Posted in music on September 17, 2012

Justin Vernon wants this image on his body

We already posted lots of posts today. Here's some more, and some reminders too...

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is looking to get a tattoo based on '90s TV show Northern Exposure (which is where he got his band name) and maybe you can help? They play this week don't you know.

How did you spend your Occupy Wall Street anniversary? Possibly in temple? What are you doing tonight?

As you can see in this new set of Austin pictures, Twin Shadow bassist Russ Manning has been replaced. Russ is now focusing on his solo project Rush Midnight instead.

We interviewed Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing.

Duo AlunaGeorge made a video for their awesome, recently released single"Your Drums, Your Love" which you can watch below.

Out now on paperback (which I noticed via an ad on this site): Will Oldham on Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.

Check out pictures from this past weekend's A.V. Fest / Hideout Block Party (and here).

Can you beat Swans' Michael Gira at a staring contest? Try it below (via Pitchfork).

more stuff below...

Swans Staring Contest

Wye Oak in Chicago - 9/15/2012 (more by Sara Pieper)
Wye Oak

Wye Oak/Flock of Dimes's Jenn Wasner tells The AV Club why she really really hates Papa Roach's song, "Scars."

You can stream the Melody's Echo Chamber album at NPR and read an interview we did with her here.

This week in Twitter fights: Jose Canseco vs Iron Sheik.

Meanwhile, Amanda Palmer and Steve Albini are still at it.

Today we premiered a Single Mothers video.

Attention Texas: Fun Fun Fun Fest is holding a scavenger hunt.

Speaking of Texas, Passion Pit played there over the weekend.

In addition to the Frank Ocean performances, the SNL season premiere featured the "Gangam Style" guy and a great puppet sketch which you can watch below.

Did you hear about Pinback getting their gear stolen and returned all while the band played on?

In sadder news, Peelader-Z is losing a member.

Check out a new song and our interview with METZ.

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Comments (9)

$300 is pretty lowball for an illustration. Where's that Grammy money Bonnybear?

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 10:07 PM

Hey BV -- I like this new "also" posting feature. It's a nice place to put all the random things. Keep up the good work fella.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 10:12 PM

Nothing for me for Monday; no temple or Wall St. commemoration. Seeing Braids at Maxwell's Tuesday, & catching a few other musical events later in the week.

Posted by DB | September 18, 2012 2:46 AM

It's SO cold in Alaska...

Posted by B. Borg | September 18, 2012 2:54 AM

More dignity to the Palmer/Albini beef plz.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 3:01 AM

What other aspects of Palmer’s scheme strike you as ‘absurdly inefficient’?

Given that the typical budget for albums I work on is less than $10,000, you can take your pick of line-items in her budget, divide by ten and still have an order of magnitude worth of waste from my perspective. I haven’t looked at the breakdown since I first saw it so don’t quote me on it (haha, “don’t quote me,” I just said something funny), but I recall that she skimmed a couple hundred grand off the top for her pleasure prior to beginning to make the record. That alone is enough to make the record of your dreams a couple times over and seems like a straight-up “fuck you” to everybody who pledged money to the project.

It’s crazy that I have to explain to you how ridiculous it is to blow a million dollars. More than a million dollars. Just say it out loud and think about how much fucking money a million dollars is. That’s several really nice houses with a Jaguar in each garage. A lifetime’s wages. It’s just an incredible sum, enough to make a hundred records. Palmer had more than that at her disposal and now claims not to have enough left to pay musicians. To pay them for gigs she is also being paid to play. This coming from someone who already had a successful career before she had her audience begin paying all her expenses in advance. A millionaire pleading poverty and asking for additional charity. It’s fucking ridiculous and it mocks all the bands who genuinely need their audience to help them conduct their business.

So that’s what I think. Nobody’s an idiot, some ways of conducting business are just uglier and more exploitative than others.

Well said.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 4:40 AM

Does anyone know how long a bv posting ban lasts?

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 2:46 PM

what about papa roach?

Posted by jordon | July 21, 2013 8:30 PM

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