Volcano Choir – side project of Justin Vernon from Bon Iver – release first single

Pitchfork has broken the first single to emerge from the collaboration between Bon Iver’s head honcho Justin Vernon and his favourite band Collections of Colonies of Bees, who the music site labels “Wisconsin experimentalists”.  This temporary casual relationship of a group is going by the name Volcano Choir.


Anyone looking for Bon Iver-style beauty should look – or indeed listen – away now.  Island, IS, the song in question, is pure quirkiness – zany electronics, fairground brass tinkles, wolf-whistles and chirpsy loops.  It’s not especially addictive, but nice enough.  Volcano Choir’s debut album, Unmap, will be out on September 22.

Volcano Choir on MySpace
Volcano Choir on JAGJAGUWAR

Volcano Choir – Island, IS (zSHARE)


~ by ripamel on 12/08/2009.

2 Responses to “Volcano Choir – side project of Justin Vernon from Bon Iver – release first single”

  1. you are dumb.

    • I quite possibly am, Tom – but why? Criticism is good, I like it – I’m certainly no musical expert, and this blog, after all, is subject to my personal whimsy. But I’d quite like criticism that explains why you think I’ve erred…? Richard

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