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Justin Vernon says he's winding Bon Iver down

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Bon Iver: What’s up with that?

Even though Music Mix just saw Justin Vernon’s Grammy-winning group play not only the vaunted Radio City Hall this week but also the haunted (okay, not really, but wouldn’t that be cool?) synagogue last night, the man himself claims that the venerable indie-rock brand is in its final throes.

When asked about the status of Bon Iver during an interview with Minnesota’s left-of-the-dial radio station 89.3 (a.k.a. The Current), the hipster fitness guru said the following:

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.”

A world without either LMFAO or Bon Iver. We shudder to think!

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