Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010
Collections of Colonies of Bees w/ Project Transmit and Zelienople
Tonight @ The Cactus Club, 9 p.m.
Milwaukee’s post-rock septet Collections of Colonies of Bees was well on its way toward building a national following after their majestic 2008 full-length, Birds, but a collaboration last year with Bon Iver blog-magnet Justin Vernon (an album as Volcano Choir, Unmap) expedited the process, cementing the group’s reputation as one of the country’s most innovative post-rock ensembles. “If the world was perfect, they would be as big as U2,” Vernon has said of Collections of Colonies of Bees.