With so little Bon Iver studio material in this harsh world, fans have to take what they can get for Justin Vernon–ian tuneage. You've got Bon Iver remixes and covers, old JV solo tracks, side projects like the rocking Shouting Matches and the mind-blowing Volcano Choir and the sprawling, un-pin-down-able collective that is Gayngs.
Today, though, a little more than five years after the release of Bon Iver, Bon Iver, what we're watching is a half-hour video of Mount Vernon, the now-35-year-old's high school band. According to Pitchfork, twas a Battle of the Bands situation. By our count, there are at least nine Wisconsin youngsters onstage, including future members of DeYarmond Edison (Vernon's pre–Bon Iver act), Megafaun and Gayngs. And they know how to #jam, man.