Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig sat down with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon for a virtually two-hour interview on the most recent episode of his Beats 1 present “Time Crisis.” They reminisced about taking part in beer pong at a Minneapolis bar after a Vampire Weekend present, talked about their private hurdles with touring, mentioned Vernon’s life in Wisconsin (together with his opinions on varied chain eating places in Eau Claire), and far more. Listen to the total episode here.
Vernon and Koenig talked at size about their love of the Grateful Dead. In addition to naming a latest favourite Dead period (Cornell 5/8/77), Vernon mentioned the time he jammed with Dead & Company. Vernon stated he took LSD with John Mayer, however then second-guessed whether or not or not Mayer took something. “Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t, but John’s a really nice guy and boy is he good at guitar,” Vernon stated. “And my friends are on the side of the stage just laughing and crying uncontrollably because apparently the lights were getting real hazy, and I guess me and John Mayer just became one thing.”
Koenig requested Vernon about what he was listening to as a highschool athlete in Wisconsin. After Vernon talked about listening to Indigo Girls and Rickie Lee Jones after video games, Koenig requested Vernon to call his favourite Limp Bizkit songs. After Vernon admitted that he wasn’t acquainted with Limp Bizkit, Koenig performed and sang alongside to “Break Stuff.”
As the dialog turned to company meals tradition (an everyday subject on “Time Crisis”), Vernon revealed that he tried Flamin’ Hot Cheetos for the primary time whereas working with Chance the Rapper on The Big Day. He determined that he hates them, positioned the bag on the bottom, and walked away.
Vernon opened up about how in the course of the press cycle surrounding 22, A Million, he solely did one interview. “I mean, I seriously could not handle another moment of reflecting upon myself,” he stated. “This time, I said yes to a few more things because, to be honest with you, I recognized that when you don’t do anything and you’re not Beyoncé, it can have real effects on your small business, on your family, on the people around you that this is their job.”
The episode concluded with them counting down the most important songs by musicians from their dwelling states of Wisconsin and New Jersey. Near the top of their chat, Koenig tried to make Vernon select sides in the feud between Steve Miller and the Grateful Dead.
Vampire Weekend launched their highly-anticipated fourth album Father of the Bride again in May. Bon Iver’s fourth studio LP i,i got here out in August.
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