Monday, August 31, 2009


(Volcano Choir modeling Snuggies?)

I like side projects. I really do. The notion that a collection of music lives on a different plane of where an artist's "primary" band's creativity exists, has always fascinated me. Portastatic, The Postal Service, all of The Wolf Parade shows the music and risk to try new things is just seeping out of people sometimes.

That leads me to Volcano Choir. It features Justin Vernon from Bon Iver, and members of Collections of Colonies of Bees. "Unmap", due out on September 22nd, is a collection of hauntingly gorgeous songs, that taps into electronic technology and sensibilities, in a subtle manner. "Unmap" is a visceral experience, that feels like you're witnessing an actual shaman perform a ritual to tame a fiery volcano.

Check out "Seeplymouth" below. You can pre-order "Unmap" from Insound here. Visit the official MySpace page HERE.

"Seeplymouth" by Volcano Choir

Download via YSI or zShare

Visit the Bon Iver iTunes store HERE.

CLICK HERE for front page and full list of track postings.

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