It appears as though things may be wrapping up for Justin Vernon's wildly successful Bon Iver
project. Last night Vernon was featured on Minnesota Public Radio station 89.3 "The Current's Local Show
," and when asked what Bon Iver's "up to these days," Vernon replied "Winding it down. I look at it like a faucet. I have to turn it off and walk away from it because so much of how that music comes together is subconscious or discovering. There’s so much attention on the band, it can be distracting at times. I really feel the need to walk away from it while I still care about it. And then if I come back to it – if at all – I'll feel better about it and be renewed or something to do that."
Bon Iver is currently on tour, and their September 21 show at Radio City Music Hall is now streaming live on YouTube. You can check it out
for the next two days, and if you're able to catch one of the shows left on the current route [UK dates only at this point], you should make strides to do so. While we always like to note that statements such as these cannot be taken as ultimatums, and Vernon will remain very much active in his other projects, we do recommend keeping an eye out for further developments on this story.
UPDATE: A representative from Bon Iver's Jagjaguwar
label has released a statement dismissing the project's hiatus. The label has remarked that "They are just going off cycle after two very busy years on this record."