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Sept. 28, 2013

Ever since Mayor Tom Barrett officially proclaimed one Friday a couple years ago as “Bon Iver Day” in Milwaukee, the city has clamped its claws into Justin Vernon, attempting to claim the Eau C
09.13.2013 | | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Later this month, Volcano Choir will begin a tour behind the Justin Vernon album to ruin you for all other Justin Vernon albums, Repave, a remarkably beautiful, unapologetically crowd-pleasing LP that reimagines Milwaukee's Collections of Colonies of Bees as a pop act. It's a great record, and like all Vernon-affiliated records, it's attracting plenty of attention. Earlier this week the group made...
07.25.2013 | | Posted at 11:30 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
All signs so far have pointed to the sophomore album from the Justin Vernon/Collections of Colonies of Bees collab Volcano Choir being less difficult than the group's willfully obtuse debut, and now here's another: "Bygone," the first single from Volcano Choir's sophomore LP Repave, which was teased in May with a gorgeous trailer. The track is a stunner, a skyward-spiraling firework of a song that...
05.28.2013 | | Posted at 10:55 AM

This fall, Justin Vernon is sexing on your parliament

By Evan Rytlewski
A testament to the Bon Iver singer-songerwriter's penchant for recording whatever he likes, career interests be damned, Justin Vernon's band with past and present members of Collections of Colonies of Bees, Volcano Choir, released one album in 2009. A tightly knotted, often ambient album that never fully ceded its secrets, Unmap was by far the most difficult album Vernon has ever been a part of (m...

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