First, actors Ryan Gosling (my favorite modern actor) and Zach Shields (never heard of him) collaborate musically in the form of Dead Man's Bones. Their debut album drops October 6. Download/listen to a track below. I really like it.
Second, Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) has a side project with fellow Wisconsinites Collections of Colonies of Bees called Volcano Choir. Hear/download a song from their upcoming release, due out September 22, below.