Published Jun 24, 2009Just months after the release of his Blood Bank EP, Bon Iver (aka Justin Vernon) has revealed all the details for his new band, Volcano Choir. A collaboration with the post-rock group Collections of Colonies of Bees, the group have completed their debut full-length.
The album is titled Unmap and due to hit shelves on September 22 on Bon Iver's label home, Jagjaguwar. In an interview with Pitchfork last month, Vernon opened up about the project, saying, "We started collaborating three years ago and just this year we started to realize we had nine or 10 tracks almost done... I sing on it, but there aren't a lot of lyrics - it's definitely more on the experimental side of things."
According to a press release from the label, the record "breathes and convulses in equal measure, radiating an inherent dynamism found only in the voluntary bondage of intimacy. With influences ranging from David Sylvian and Steve Reich to Mahalia Jackson and Tom Waits, it might be more accurate to say the group's influence is music itself." Well, sounds heavy.
1. "Husks and Shells"
3. "Island, IS"
5. "And Gather"
6. "Mbira in the Morass"
7. "Cool Knowledge"