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Bon Iver “not over by any means”, says label

By | Published on Friday 6 September 2013

Bon Iver

Bon Iver is over. Wait, no it isn’t, not by any means. That is to say, it is over, in a way… I guess it depends on who you’re talking to.

The band’s main man Justin Vernon said earlier this week that it felt great to “shift away” from Bon Iver and onto his other band Volcano Choir, adding: “I’m really honoured 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”.

Aha, so that’s vague. Approached by Consequence Of Sound to give clarification, the band’s label Jagjaguwar said Bon Iver was only “off-cycle”, and “not over by any means”, carrying on: “Justin isn’t currently writing Bon Iver songs, but that doesn’t mean he won’t write them in the future”.

Great, glad that’s all clear at last. One thing, at least is certain, and that is this: Volcano Choir’s ‘Comrade’: