On 3 Favorites Lists

» Edit Band Information
» Edit Albums

» Add a Review
» Add an Album
» Add MP3
» Add News

Justin Vernon

Justin DeYarmond Edison Vernon (born April 30, 1981) is an American indie folk singer-songwriter and the frontman for Bon Iver.

Vernon attended Memorial High School in Eau Claire, WI, graduating in 1999. He then attended college at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Vernon majored in Religious Studies and minored in Women's Studies.

While in high school and college, Vernon founded the bands Mount Vernon and DeYarmond Edison – both indie-rock bands which originated from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he still resides. DeYarmond Edison's core consisted of V ...read more

Justin DeYarmond Edison Vernon (born April 30, 1981) is an American indie folk singer-songwriter and the frontman for Bon Iver.

Vernon attended Memorial High School in Eau Claire, WI, graduating in 1999. He then attended college at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Vernon majored in Religious Studies and minored in Women's Studies.

While in high school and college, Vernon founded the bands Mount Vernon and DeYarmond Edison – both indie-rock bands which originated from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he still resides. DeYarmond Edison's core consisted of Vernon, Brad and Phil Cook, and Joe Westerlund. The band saw varying line-up changes during its five years of existence.

After a long period of success in the Eau Claire music scene, the four band mates decided to leave their longtime home and move to Raleigh, North Carolina to try their musical hand in a new place. The band released two records themselves, the first self-titled and the second titled Silent Signs and an EP of unreleased material is available on their MySpace page. After nearly a year in Raleigh, Vernon left for Wisconsin after a breakup with the band and a girlfriend. The remaining members of DeYarmond Edison went on to form a new band called Megafaun and remain good friends with Vernon.

Vernon is also a part of other musical groups, including the Volcano Choir, which consists of Vernon and the members of the band Collections of Colonies of Bees. An even more recent project is the collaborative group GAYNGS, working with multiple other established artists, including Megafaun, The Rosebuds and P.O.S.. Vernon also contributed to seven songs on Anaïs Mitchell's 2010 album Hadestown, based on the Greek legend Orpheus and Eurydice. He is also half of The Shouting Matches, a blues-garage rock duo, along with Laarks and Peter Wolf Crier drummer Brien Moen. They have recorded but not yet released a 5-track EP, Mouthoil.

Vernon agreed to let Kanye West use samples from his song "Woods" from his 2009 EP Blood Bank for West's 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and has contributed vocals to several songs in collaboration with West. In 2009, Vernon also collaborated with Aaron Dessner on the song "Big Red Machine" for the AIDS benefit album Dark Was the Night produced by the Red Hot Organization.

He has also produced albums for other artists, including Land of Talk's 2008 album Some Are Lakes.



« hide

Similar Bands: Bon Iver, DeYarmond Edison, Volcano Choir, JD Vernon, Mount Vernon

Hazeltons
2006

3.7
79 Votes
Self Record


3.9
34 Votes

Music Lists
01.26.14  My 10 Most Anticipated Releases Of 02.25.13  My Shuffle At Work Today
02.18.13  Sad Music Is The Best Kind Of Music10.28.12  Getting Paid To Do Nothing
05.09.12  Top 100 Albums... Revisited03.09.12  Bon Iver/Justin Vernon
03.05.12  Finally Get To See Bon Iver02.18.12  The Ultimate Justin Vernon Collecti
01.27.12  Cheating Sucks.01.05.12  Top 50 Albums Since 2000
12.12.11  Best Pg Rated Movies10.27.11  The Snow Is Here...
10.25.11  Story from work and digs.10.23.11  The Definitive Bon Iver List
05.23.11  Recent Diggs, Need Recs.05.12.11  Favorite 100 Lps/eps Of All Time
04.30.11  Personal/emotional Albums02.21.11  NBA Mid-Season Awards
10.28.10  Man Crush.10.26.10  Recent Digs And Favorites.
» More Lists (33)

Contributors: Witness, Iamthe Nightstars, Mikesn, tombits, crazyblinddude, Iamthe Nightstars,

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy