Justin Vernon winding down Bon Iver project

Update: The reports of Bon Iver’s demise are greatly exaggerated: Pitchfork hears from a rep for Bon Iver’s label, Jagjaguwar, who says “They are just going off cycle after two very busy years on this record.”

During a radio interview, Vernon says that he may be done with the Pitchfolk standard bearer.

In an interview with Minnesota public radio (via Pitchfork), the critical darling of the folk world says his most notable project may be coming to an end.

Of what’s next for Bon Iver, Vernon says he’s “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,” he said.

In addition, Vernon shares some interesting bits about working with Kanye West and mentions his upcoming projects, including his previously-announced hip-hop group with Minneapolis rapper Astronautalis.

Bon Iver’s recent Radio City Music Hall performance can be streamed in its entirety (below), but only for the next two days.

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