Justin Vernon's band The Shouting Matches - Grownass Man


For some reason no one's really talking about Bon Iver's Justin Vernon's new band, The Shouting Matches, probably because they sound absolutely nothing like Bon Iver - you might be a little shocked to hear Vernon shed his falsetto in favor of a lower, bluesy croon, while his bandmates Phil Cook and Brian Moen back him up on more minimalist instrumentals (ie. not horns or strings).

You can stream the band's excellently titled record Grownass Man right now, and you'll probably like it whether or not you're a Bon Iver fan. Vernon's pop songwriting smarts shine through - these are the kind of wide-sky, driving-alone blues-rock songs that are pretty much universally appealing. Check it out.