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REVIEW: Volcano Choir – ‘Repave’

Artist: Volcano Choir Album: Repave Genre: Indie Post-rock Label: Jagjaguwar Justin Vernon is a man of many talents, many bands, and many snarky comments. When it was announced that Volcano Choir, one of his earlier projects, would be coming out with a new record, it almost seemed out of boredom. Had he tired of the […]

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Volcano Choir Stream ‘Repave’

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon may not be known for releasing much material with his flagship group, but in 2013 he has made one hell of an effort to put out more new material than any other single year in his entire career. Now, two weeks ahead of its street date, the sometimes quiet songwriter has […]

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LISTEN: Volcano Choir – “Comrade”

Experimental pop group Volcano Choir, led by Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, have just put out their second single, “Comrade,” which you can listen to after the jump. “Comrade” is off their upcoming album, Repave, due September 3 in the US via Jagjaguwar. With only eight tracks total, it looks like it will either be short and to the point […]

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Volcano Choir Release Documentary Concerning New Album ‘Repave’

Volcano Choir, Justin Vernon’s experimental pet project that in recent years has blossomed into a full band, has released a documentary detailing the writing and recording of their upcoming full-length Repave, due out September 3 via Jagjaguwar. The video, directed by Dan Huiting, focuses on the more deliberate writing process of the outfit’s sophomore attempt, […]

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WATCH: Volcano Choir – “Byegone”

Experimental pop group Volcano Choir, led by Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, have just released the video for their single, “Byegone.” The video, directed by Michinori Saigo, is pretty minimal. We’re talking light fixtures placed in a tree switching on in off and closeups of leaves. Apart from being pretty, it does work well with the […]

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Volcano Choir Debuts New Single “Byegone”

Earlier today, Volcano Choir, the side-project of renowned Wisconsin musician and Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, released “Byegone,” the first single off their upcoming album, Repave, due out September 3 via Jagjaguwar. This roller coaster of a track is propelled forward by Vernon’s signature baritone, which is supported by an undeniably catchy, almost prog-rock riff, […]

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Volcano Choir Announce New Album And Tour Dates

Justin Vernon’s side project, Volcano Choir, has a new album and tour coming up. It seems like just yesterday the music world was trying to learn how to say “Bon Iver” and Justin was accepting the Best New Artist Grammy. Well, good news for those who like whatever he puts his hands on. His experimental […]

Volcano Choir Premiere

Courtesy: Pitchfork Volcano Choir, the new project from Bon Iver leader Justin Vernon and his post-rock buddies Collections of Colonies of Bees, recently received a Best New Music distinction for their debut album Unmap. In the video for album standout “Island, IS”, a series of colored boxes are projected onto a bridge in perfect time […]

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Bon Iver Will Return This Summer

In the four years since Bon Iver exited the spotlight, many fans have wondered if the critically adored folk group would ever bless the world with another release. It’s a fear and worry that started when — in an interview with Australia’s Triple J radio while promoting his Volcano Choir album — group mastermind Justin […]

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Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) Granted Approval to Host Music Festival Next Summer

Justin Vernon, best known for his work in Bon Iver, has apparently been pursuing the idea of hosting a music festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin this upcoming Summer. Recently, news broke that the singer had received permission to use Foster Farm for his two day camp-out, called ‘Eaux Claires Music and Art […]

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LISTEN: Justin Vernon Teases New Project With S. Carey, Astronautalis

Justin Vernon has both a new song AND a new band! The day that phrase stops being exciting will be a sad one, but that’s a long way down the road. The multi-genre, endlessly talented Vernon keeps pounding out the tunes with his many bands (Bon Iver, Volcano Choir, Gayngs, the Shouting Matches, I could […]

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Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, The National, The Replacements, Nas, The Roots to Headline Boston Calling in Fall

Boston Calling Music Festival will be returning to Government Center in Boston in a matter of weeks with their spring lineup, but the crew have already announced the roster for the fall edition and it’s pretty damn impressive. We’re talking headlining sets from The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, and […]