#121 Volcano Choir – Byegone

It’s hard to imagine their are many FFS readers who won’t be excited, intrigued or at the very least mildly interested to hear new material from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. That the new material comes not from Bon Iver but from Volcano Choir should dilute your enthusiasm not one bit. A six-man collaboration between Vernon and another Wisconsin act,¬†Collections of Colonies of Bees, their first album, Unmap, was released in 2009. If you missed that (like we did), this is a wonderful introduction to their sound, which features Vernon’s distinctive vocals over the brooding, epic sound created by his collaborators. It’s really rather wonderful. Second album Repave is due out on September 2 on¬†Jagjaguwar.