In 2007, Justin Vernon formed the folk band Bon Iver with fellow musicians Michael Noyce, Sean Carey and Matthew McCaughan. After winning both praise and numerous awards, their short-lived time together might be coming to a close.
Vernon divulged to a Minnesota Public Radio station that the band is “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.”
However, representatives were quick to clarify that “they are just going off cycle after two very busy years on the road.” Let’s hope that we haven’t heard the end of this talented, emerging group.