CBC Radio’s Q show in Toronto invited some illustrious music guests last night. Bon Iver and The National performed “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks” off the latter’s 2010 album High Violet. Earlier this week, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon opened up on his controversial comment of their Grammy nomination:
“I don’t think the Bon Iver record is the kind of record that would get nominated for a Grammy — I would get up there and be like, ‘This is for my parents, because they supported me,’ because I know they would think it would be stupid of me not to go up there. But I kinda felt like going up there and being like: ‘Everyone should go home, this is ridiculous. You should not be doing this. We should not be gathering in a big room and looking at each other and pretending this is important.”
After last night’s performance, Vernon sat down for an interview in order to open up on the controversial comment, his liquor endorsement, and Kanye West’s infamous Taylor Swift incident. Watch the performance above and the interview below.