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Jam of the Day | Sylvan Esso – Coffee

Some would call it premature to claim that a band who has only officially released three songs is, in fact, the second coming of Christ in musical form. But those people have clearly never listened to Sylvan Esso. We at SiC are unabashed about our love of this holy union of Amelia Meath and Nick … Read more

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Stream | The Shouting Matches – Grownass Man

If you’re a fan of Bon Iver, Megafaun, or Peter Wolf Crier, you may want to keep reading. Brian Moen, Phil Cook and Justin Vernon played one show as The Shouting Matches nearly seven years ago. They reunited in Eau Claire, Wisconsin this past year and made a record fusing influences into what they do … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Amateur Love – Con/A Sewer/Cat

From: Mr. Justin Vernon To: Mr. and Mrs. Speakers in Code It’s a difficult task to write about Amateur Love. The band was the singular catalyst driving me to found Chigliak Records. What Amateur Love means to the history of Eau Claire music is representative of everything we set out to illuminate with this record … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Lost in the Trees – Red

I was introduced to Ari Picker’s music waaaaay back in the year 2000, when his first band, The B-Sides, opened for someone like Superdrag, or Guided by Voices, at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina. He was just a high school kid at that point, but my friends and I left that night singing … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Megafaun – These Words

Go see Megafaun live, and you will immediately understand what the entire Triangle has been…yeah I’m going to do it…”fawning” over in increasing fashion over the last few years. The boys, Phil & Brad Cook, and percussionist Joe Westerlund, have become local celebrities, immediately getting tables at the most popular restaurants, and roaming around with … Read more

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10 to Spin | Megafaun

We’ve heard when Phil Cook isn’t touring the world with his genre-blending folk band Megafaun, he’s on the porch of his North Carolina home, finger-picking his guitar, while his loyal dog Willie lays nearby. So it only makes sense that these intimate moments would eventually be recorded and make their way to a proper release. … Read more

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Video | DeYarmond Edison – Set Me Free (Carol King Cover)

Before Bon Iver and Megafaun separately blew the hell up, both bands were collectively part of DeYarmond Edison, the now defunct NC via WI super-group of folk power. Consisting of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, and Megafaun members Joe Westerlund, Phil Cook and Brad Cook, they were poised to become the biggest thing to come out … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Megafaun – Carolina Days

With the release of their stellar mini-album Heretofore a few weeks back, newly-minted North Carolina heroes, Megafaun, are releasing a free MP3 of “Carolina Days” for our listening pleasure. The timing couldn’t be more right for this anthem about their/my home state since the weather down here is finally cooling off and that smell of Autumn … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Megafaun – Volunteers

When trying to introduce Megafaun to the masses, it’s hard not to bring up the fact they were three of the four members of the Raleigh band DaYarmond Edison. Reason being – the fourth member of that band was Justin Vernon, otherwise known as everyone’s favorite indie-folkie Bon Iver. But as our Jam of the … Read more