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Bon Iver and James Blakecollaboration?

Just what are James Blake and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver cooking up?

On his Twitter this morning, Blake announced: “24th August 2011 – James Blake & Bon Iver ‘Fall Creek Boys Choir’”, which has inevitably promoted speculation that the pair are teaming up for… um, well for something.

Some digging/a quick search reveals that The Fall Creek Boys Choir have a MySpace page, which hasn’t been updated since 2008, that says that the choir is “An amateur singing group from Fall Creek, WI that gets together twice a month and rehearses, drinks 7up and Cranberry juice mixers, and sometimes records at the Cricket Gym.”

Pitchfork notes that Fall Creek is the name of the Wisconsin town where Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon owns a studio and the choir’s MySpace page links to a now defunct website at and April Base just so happens to be the name of Justin Vernon’s recording studio.

Indie music blog Brooklyn Vegan is reporting that that one of the tracks posted on the group’s MySpace page New York (ball point),” contains the same vocal lines used in Cool Knowledge from Justin’s Volcano Choir project” and that “It’s a mystery for now, though we were able to get confirmation that the date in [James Blake’s] tweet does not refer to a live show.”

So basically there’s very little info, but the news that Blake and Vernon are planning anything together is certainly enough to get us very interested in seeing what they’ll reveal next week.

Update: Here’s the song which they composed the song over email.

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daverh said on the 18th Aug, 2011

Will probably sound like a slowstep version of Michael McDonald.


bjw1 said on the 18th Aug, 2011

would be awesome if they both play laneway (as they are both rumoured) and perform together during one of their sets


RAMONESelaar said on the 18th Aug, 2011



AndyLedHead said on the 18th Aug, 2011

If James Blake is at Laneway, I'll be coming, fit with Jeans and Runners!

Should be a success?


garthinho said on the 24th Aug, 2011

i seriously can't wait for this. two immensely talented guys in radically different ways.


grattan said on the 24th Aug, 2011


garthinho said on the 24th Aug, 2011

i have so much love for both of these artists, and this collaboration is incredible.
dig the woofs.


sarcasm_mister said on the 25th Aug, 2011

it sounded much better on paper than it does in reality.


JackT said on the 26th Aug, 2011

I am not surprised to enjoy it


grattan said on the 3rd Sep, 2011

Enough Thunder EP - out in October
Six tracks - James Blake and Bon Iver's collaboration "Fall Creek Boys Choir", Blake's cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You," and four original compositions.