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DeYarmond Edison announce a definitive box set revealing the story behind the band

01 June 2023, 16:00 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Epoch is the maximalist box set that explores the saga of DeYarmond Edison. The announcement of this box set coincides with two singles, “As Long As I Can Go” and “Feel The Light”.

Formed by Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Justin Vernon and Joe Westerlund; DeYarmond Edison is a band of four friends who broke up at the very height of their collective power. Each member has gone on to establish their individual legacy through the indispensable work of projects like Bon Iver, Megafaun and so many more.

Across five LPs, four CDs, and a 60,000-word biography from journalist and executive producer Grayson Haver Currin, Epoch is 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.

83 recordings will be heard by others for the very first time, accompanied by dozens of previously unpublished photos from backyards and basements, and revelatory conversations with all four band members and numerous others who define the history of DeYarmond Edison.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.

DeYarmond Edison’s “As Long As I Can Go” and Phil Cook and Justin Vernon's “Feel The Light", have been released today, alongside the announcement of Epoch.

Epoch arrives on 18 August digitally, and 1 September, physically, via Jagjaguwar. The definitive box set is available to pre-order.

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