provided by:

Bon Iver archive

Frank Ocean performs at Angel Orensanz Church. The special show was announced that day and a few hundred lucky fans were able to RSVP for free tickets.

Read Frank Ocean And Bon Iver Surprise Lucky NYC Fans

September 25, 2012 – See photos from a surprise show featuring two of today's most recognizable voices.

Adele won each of the six Grammys for which she was nominated, including the awards for Album, Song and Record of the Year. She also performed for the first time since canceling a tour last year to recover from throat surgery.

Read Adele Sweeps The Grammy Awards

February 13, 2012 – Adele won six awards, including Record, Album and Song of the Year, and Foo Fighters won five.


"Abducted," by Cults, tops the list of Bob Boilen's favorite songs of 2011.

Read Bob Boilen's Favorite Songs Of The Year

December 28, 2011 – Listen to Bob Boilen's favorite songs of the year, from Cults to Caveman and Milagres to M83.

Wye Oak's Civilian, known now and forever as Stephen Thompson's third favorite record of 2011.

Read Stephen Thompson's 10 Favorite Albums Of 2011

December 7, 2011 – A list of albums showcasing the stormy elegance, big ideas and transporting melodies of 2011.

Read 50 Favorites Of 2011: A-B

December 5, 2011 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Adele and more artists from A to B.

Bon Iver live in concert from The 9:30 Club.

Listen Bon Iver In Concert

November 2, 2011 – Hear the band, now nine members strong, in a live concert webcast from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (top), Lisa Hannigan, James Blake, Jesse Sykes (middle row left to right), Neutral Milk Hotel (bottom).

Read New Mix: Tom Waits, Neutral Milk Hotel And More

August 30, 2011 – Also this week: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah readies its first album since 2007.


Image from James Blake and Bon Iver collaboration

Read Hear James Blake And Bon Iver's New Collaboration

August 24, 2011 – Hear "Fall Creek Boys Choir," an unexpected collaboration between two of 2011's biggest artists.


Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.

Listen Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Talks About His Band's New Album

June 22, 2011 – The singer talks extensively about Bon Iver, his beguiling follow-up to For Emma, Forever Ago.


Bon Iver.

Read Bon Iver Gets Bigger And More Complex

June 22, 2011 – Focusing less on break-ups and more on existence itself, the band has just released its new album.


25 Favorites: From Bon Iver To Diego Garcia

June 14, 2011 – The list of our 25 favorite albums of the year so far includes Diego Garcia and more artists B-D.

Bon Iver comes out June 21.

Read First Listen: Bon Iver, 'Bon Iver'

June 9, 2011 – A grand, chance-taking follow-up to For Emma, Forever Ago, the new Bon Iver dares to be dreamy.

Clockwise from upper left: Bon Iver, Boris, Graveyard.

Read New Mix: Bon Iver, Dark Metal From Boris, Graveyard

May 16, 2011 – Hear a sneak preview of one of 2011's most anticipated new albums, as well as some brooding metal.


Bon Iver in Fall Creek, Wisc., August 2010.

Read Bon Iver Summer Tour Schedule Released

May 9, 2011 – Here's the tour schedule for Bon Iver. Is the band coming to your town?

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor