Hear Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) & Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) Chat Grateful Dead, John Mayer & More

Justin Vernon and Ezra Koenig interview on Time Crisis

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig welcomed Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon for a long interview on a new episode of his Beats 1 show Time Crisis.

You can listen to the interview here, perhaps particularly interesting for those following his recent affiliations with the Grateful Dead crew and specifically that Alpine Valley sit-in with John Mayer.

Vernon and Koenig talked at length about their love of the Grateful Dead. In addition to naming a recent favorite Dead era (Cornell 5/8/77), Vernon discussed the time he jammed with Dead & Company. Vernon said he took LSD with John Mayer, but then second-guessed whether or not Mayer took anything. “Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t, but John’s a really nice guy and boy is he good at guitar,” Vernon said. “And my friends are on the side of the stage just laughing and crying uncontrollably because apparently the lights were getting real hazy, and I guess me and John Mayer just became one thing.” [via Pitchfork]