Bon Iver's Vernon, Twin Cities musician give first listen of new album online


Bon Iver front man Justin Vernon is teaming up with National Public Radio for a "First Listen" of his new side project that includes a Twin Cities musician, NPR reports.

Vernon, who is based out of Eau Claire, has joined forces with Brian Moen of Minneapolis-based Peter Wolf Crier, as well as Phil Cook (Megafaun, DeYarmond Edison) to form the group The Shouting Matches.

The group's new album, "Grownass Man," will be released April 9, but NPR is streaming it now in its entirety.

Vernon formed Bon Iver in Eau Claire in 2007. The group won Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album for "Bon Iver, Bon Iver" in 2012.

City Pages reports that there's a rumor of The Shouting Matches playing a gig at First Ave. Aug. 2.

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