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Today’s Music News: Justin Vernon Joins Forces with Astronautalis and S. Carey

The logo for the new group Jason Feathers.

What is Jason Feathers? It is the new project that brings together Justin Vernon, Astronautalis, S. Carey, and produced  by Ryan Olson. A teaser of the group went up online yesterday, check it out and let us know what you think. (The Current)

George Harrison explained why everyone should play the ukulele, his hand written note from 1999 says that the “uke” is “sweet” and “simple to carry with you”. (Open Culture)

The first authorized Nick Drake biography is going to be released later this year to mark the 40th anniversary of the folk musician’s death. Nick Drake: Remembered For A While was compiled by the singer’s sister Gabrielle Drake and the Nick Drake Estate. The book covers the entire arc of Drake’s life, featuring never-before-seen photos, handwritten lyrics, and rare personal documents to augment the narrative. (Consequence of Sound)

Even bears hate Justin Bieber. A Russian fisherman was saved from an attack from a vicious brown bear because of his Justin Bieber phone ring. His phone started ringing during the attack and the animal was scared away. (NME)

The CBGB Music and Film Festival is back for 2014. The 3rd annual five-day event will take place in New York City October 8 through 12. (Spin)

Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, will be spending a lot of late night time on your tv. She’s been asked to act as bandleader, in place of Fred Armisen, for Late Night with Seth Meyers next Monday and Tuesday. (Consequence of Sound)