DeYarmond Edison ‘Epoch’ Box Set Shares Many Unreleased Recordings, Charts Band’s History

A DeYarmond Edison ‘Epoch’ Box Set is on the way, showcasing a5-LP, 4-CD, and 114-page story of the band that birthed Bon Iver, Megafaun & many more. The set arrives on August 18th via Jagjaguwar, featuring dozens of previously unreleased songs from Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Justin Vernon & Joe Westerlund. It will also include unpublished photos, in-depth interviews, and a complete biography written by Executive Producer Grayson Haver Currin.

Formed by childhood friends Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Justin Vernon and Joe Westerlund, DeYarmond Edison broke up 17 years ago at the height of their creative work, and each member has gone on to establish their individual legacy through the work of projects like Bon Iver, Megafaun and many more.

The collection coming out not only offers the definitive account of a short-lived group with an outsized impact, but reveals “a universal tale of small-town transcendence, coming of age, and collective artistic ambition, even when it became too much to bear.” 

Many of the 83 recordings in the set are being heard by others for the very first time, accompanied by dozens of previously unpublished photos, and conversations with all four band members and numerous others who define the history of DeYarmond Edison.

Within the physical Epoch box, designed over the course of several years by Miles Johnson, Nate Utesch and Alexa Terfloth, each LP is “encapsulated with a unique symbol representing the dynamics within the band at that given moment, while color palettes evoke time and place.”

In addition to Currin’s 114-page, 11-chapter book, every album comes with a corresponding essay that illustrates the context and events that helped create that specific body of music.

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