Bon Iver's new iTunes session, Bjork's new program at the NYPL & the full Oya & Way Out West festival lineups

Bon Iver at Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Bon Iver

Bon Iver recorded an iTunes session at East West studios which is available exclusively from iTunes starting today. It includes six tracks off 2011’s great Bon Iver, Bon Iver and a cover of Bjork‘s “Who Is It?,” which the band has played live many times. You can stream the session’s opening track, “Beth/Rest” below.

As mentioned, Bon Iver is touring internationally throughout the summer and fall and will come to NYC on September 19 and 20 at Radio City Music Hall. Both of those shows are now sold out. All Bon Iver dates, including a recently announced European leg, are listed below.

Speaking of Bjork, she’s teaming up with the New York Public Library (NYPL) and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan to create interactive educational programs for middle school-aged students based on her Biophilia app. Speaking about the program, Bjork said:

“It’s not a bookish thing. You cannot learn to make music from a book.” “I love books; they’re like the best ever,” she added. “There are things you can only learn from books, but it’s also important to introduce the physical aspects. So for me, it was very important to make, somehow, music education that was physical.” (via NY Daily News)

Both Bon Iver and Bjork are set to play Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway this summer (Aug 7-11) with The Stone Roses, Refused, The Afghan Whigs, Bob Mould (performing Copper Blue), Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, John Maus, Purity Ring, Saint Etienne, SBTRKT, Screaming Females, St. Vincent, and more. Full list below.

Way Out West (Aug 9-11) in Gothenberg, Sweden features many of the same bands as Oya like Bon Iver, Refused, Afghan Whigs, St. Vincent, Purity Ring, John Maus, and Bob Mould in addition to Blur, Wilco, I Break Horses, Hot Chip, The War On Drugs, Mark Lanegan Band, Adolescents, Swans, and more. Check out the spotify playlist. The full lineup is listed below.

As mentioned, the reunited Mazzy Star is set to play both of those European festivals. Full lineups and the Bon Iver dates and song, below…

Bon Iver — 2012 Tour Dates
07/05/12 Gydnia, PL- Heineken Open’er
07/07/12 Roskilde, DK – Roskilde Festival
07/08/12 Hamburg, DE- Stadpark w/ Poliça
07/09/12 Cologne, DE- Tanzbrunen w/ Poliça
07/11/12 Groningen, NL- Kardinger Plas w/ Poliça
07/13/12 Southwold Suffolk, UK- Latitude Festival
07/14/12 Dour, BE- Dour Festival
07/15/12 Paris, FR- Olympia w/ Poliça
07/17/12 Luxembourg, LU- Neumunster Abbey w/ Poliça
07/18/12 Nyon, CH – Paleo Nyon
07/19/12 Ferrara, IT- Piazza Castello w/ Poliça
07/22/12 Bilbao, ES- Palacia Euskalduna w/ Sam Amidon
07/24/12 Lisbon, PT- Lisbon Coliseum w/ Sam Amidon
07/25/12 Porto, PT- Porto Coliseum w/ Sam Amidon
07/27/12 Barcelona, ES- Poble Espanyol w/ Beth Orton
07/28/12 Hyeres, FR- Midi Festival
07/30/12 Lyon, FR- Les Nuits de Fourviere
07/31/12 Stuttgart, DE- Killsbergpark w/ Sam Amidon
08/01/12 Vienna, AT- Big Hall- Arena w/ Sam Amidon
08/08/12 Helsinki, FI – Flow Festival
08/10/12 Goteborg, SE – Way Out West Festival
08/11/12 Oslo, NO – Oya Festival
09/10/12 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Folk Festival
09/19/12 New York, NY- Radio City Music Hall
09/20/12 New York, NY- Radio City Music Hall
10/26/12 Lisbon, PT – Campo Pequeno
10/28/12 Madrid, ES – Palace Vistalegre
10/30/12 Milan, IT – Alcatraz
10/31/12 Zürich, CH – Komplex 457
11/02/12 Antwerp, BE – Lotto Arena
11/04/12 Copenhagen, DK – Forum
11/05/12 Berlin, DE – Arena
11/06/12 Amsterdam, NL – Heineken Music Hall
11/08/12 London, UK – Wembley Arena
11/09/12 Manchester, UK – Arena
11/10/12 Glasgow, SCT – SECC
11/12/12 Dublin, IRE – O2

Bjork — 2012 Tour Dates
06/22 Santiago de Compostela, ES The Plaza
06/27 Nimes, FR Nimes Festival
06/30 Lyon, FR Festival les nuits de Fourviere
07/01 Roskilde, DK Roskilde Festival
07/04 Gdynia, PL Open’er Festival
07/12 Ostrava, CZ Colours of Ostava
07/13-15 Lake Balaton, HR Balaton Sound
07/21 Moscow, RU Afisha Picnic
08/03-05 Stockholm, SE Stockholm Music & Arts Festival
08/09 Oslo, NO Oya Festival
08/9-11 Gothenberg, SE Way Out West
08/12 Helsinki, FL Flow Festival
08/16-18 Kiewit, BE Pukkelpop

Oya 2012 Lineup:
Björk (Is)
The Stone Roses (UK)
The Black Keys (US)
Bon Iver (US)
Refused (SE)
Karpe Diem
Ane Brun
Ofwgkta (US)
Florence + The Machine (UK)
Feist (Ca)
First Aid Kit (SE)
A$Ap Rocky (US)
A$Ap Rocky Afterparty
The Afghan Whigs (US)
Alan Braxe (Fr)
Amund Maarud
Baroness (US)
Best Coast (US)
Bob Mould Performing Copper Blue (US)
Bowerbirds (US)
Bushman’s Revenge
Casa Murilo
Ceremony (US)
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (US)
Chords + Dj Amato (SE)
Chromatics (US)
Cloud Nothings (US)
The Congos + Lee “Scratch” Perry + Max Romeo (JM)
Death By Unga Bunga
The Defectors (DK) + The Cavebones
The Devil’s Blood (Nl)
Die A Legend
Dimitri From Paris (Fr)
Disclosure (UK) + Sei A (UK)
Dâm-Funk (US)
Dâm-Funk, Dj Set (US)
El Doom & The Born Electric
Entombed (SE) + Lakei
Factory Floor (UK)
Fatboy (SE)
Foals, Dj Set (UK)
Frank Ocean (US)
Friends (US)
Get Dancy W/Familjen (SE)
Get Ready
The Glue + Terje Bakke + Sanhueza
The Good, The Bad And The Zugly
Haim (US)
Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Here We Go Magic (US)
Hymns From Nineveh (Dk) + Maribel
Håkon Kornstad Tenor Battle
Invasionen (SE)
Jacuzzi Boys (US)
John Maus (US)
Jonas Alaska
Juan Atkins (US)
Karpe Diem + Eshm, Dj Set
Kindness (UK)
Klubb Yacht Rock
Lars Vaular
Lightships (UK)
Lindstrøm & Todd Terje
Mam Live (UK)
Martin Hagfors
Mathias Eick
Mathias Stubø Band
Maya Vik
Mazzy Star (US)
Metronomy (UK)
Mikhael Paskalev
Mirror Lakes
Nicolas Jaar – Live In Concert (US)
Oberhofer (US)
Odd Nordstoga
Papa M
Phil Asher (UK)
Philco Fiction
Purity Ring (Ca) + Kindness (UK), Dj Set + Daniel Avery (UK)
Reptile Youth (DK)
Saint Etienne (UK)
Sbtrkt (UK)
Screaming Females (US)
Siri Nilsen
Sondre Lerche
St. Vincent (US)
Sudan Dudan
Susanne Sundfør
Tamikrest (Ml)
Theo Parrish (US)
Thurston Moore (US)
Thurston Moore (US)
Ty Segall (US)
The War On Drugs (US)
Waters (US)
Willis Earl Beal (US)
Yealwolf Afterparty
Yelawolf (US)
Young Dreams


The Black Keys
Bon Iver
Florence + The Machine
Hot Chip
Bobby Womack
Miike Snow
Frank Ocean
First Aid Kit
Mark Lanegan Band
Thurston Moore
Ane Brun
The Field
St Vincent
Ben Howard
Billy Bragg
Jonathan Richman
Frida Hyvönen
The War On Drugs
A$Ap Rocky
The Afghan Whigs
Best Coast
The Concept
Mazzy Star
Sibille Attar
Nicolas Jaar
Factory Floor
King Krule
Mazzy Star
King Krule
John Maus
Death Grips
Purity Ring
Jacuzzi Boys
Django Django
Josh T Pearson
Bob Mould plays Copper Blue
Papa M
7 Seconds
Zero Boys
Here We Go Magic
Swamp81 (Loefah, Boddika, Mickey Pearce plus Chunky)
Numbers (Jackmaster, Deadboy , Redinho, Spencer and Oneman)