Bon Iver to Play SNL
On February 4, Bon Iver will make their Saturday Night Live debut. The 9-piece band will perform songs from their critically acclaimed album Bon Iver released in 2011 via Jagjaguwar. Channing Tatum is set to host that night. The following week, the group will head to the Grammys where they are up for Song and Record of the Year along with Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album. Bon Iver will also play the main stage at this year’s Coachella festival with more tour dates and festival performances expected soon.
In addition, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has launched a new imprint on Jagjaguwar, called Chigliak Records. According to a statement on Jagjaguwar’s website, the label will issue albums that “were never commercially released” or “locally released and never put out on vinyl,” as well as new recordings. According to Pitchfork, a new record from Eau Claire, WI outfit Amateur Love is slated as the first release.