As Bon Iver's Justin Vernon prepped the release for his latest mind-bender, 22, A Million, he knew he didn't want to talk too much about the album or grant a lot of interviews. So he held a single press conference in Eau Claire, Wisc., on Sept. 2, just a few weeks after performing the entire album live at Vernon's own Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival.
The entire press conference, which took nearly two hours, was filmed but not available for public consumption, until now. Bon Iver has posted the entire interview on his site via Youtube. During the exchange, Vernon sits at a table full of microphones as he goes into great detail about 22, A Million's radically different sound, how the whole thing started with a Roland drum machine beat, and why, of all things, he doesn't like his face associated with his music.
Bon Iver released 22, A Million on Sept. 30 on Jagjaguwar.