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Sep 24, 2014

Justin Vernon's side-project (among many) Volcano Choir just released a new video for "Tiderays" from their 2013 album Repave. More

Oct 10, 2013

Last weekend, The National performed at Austin City Limits. After the fest, they performed at an afterparty, where they invited Justin Vernon (he of Bon Iver, currently making the rounds with Volcano Choir) on stage. More

Sep 11, 2013

Last night Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and post rock ensemble Collections of Colonies of Bees, a.k.a. Volcano Choir, were welcomed as the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. More

Aug 19, 2013

On Sept. 3, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and post-rock collective Collections of Colonies of Bees will release their sophomore album Repave as Volcano Choir. More

Aug 15, 2013

Next month Volcano Choir, the side project of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Wisconsin group Collections of Colonies of Bees, will release their sophomore album Repave. More

Aug 01, 2013

Close to a month before the release of the band's upcoming sophomore album RepaveVolcano Choirside project of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Wisconsin group Collections of Colonies of Bees, have released making-of documentary of the record full of interviews and archival in-studio footage. More

Jul 25, 2013

Volcano Choir, the side project of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon in conjunction with Wisconsin group Collections of Colonies of Bees, have released the new music video for their song "Byegone."  More

Listen: Volcano Choir - “Byegone”

First Single Off Upcoming Repave

Jun 18, 2013

This September will see the release of Repave, the sophomore album of Volcano Choir. More

May 28, 2013

Back in 2009 Bon Iver's Justin Vernon debuted a new musical project called Volcano Choir, a collaboration with Wisconsin post-rockers Collections of Colonies of Bees. More

Jun 24, 2009

A collaboration between Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and members of Collections of Colonies of Bees, Volcano Choir announced today via a press release that their debut album Unmap, is to be released September 22th on Jagjaguwar. More


Interviews

Volcano Choir

Unmapped Territory

Oct 22, 2009

Milwaukee post-rock outfit Collections of Colonies of Bees were introduced to Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) in 2005, when he toured with his old group, the Eau Claire-based Americana band DeYarmond Edison. According to Vernon's "guitarist mentor," Chris Rosenau and drummer/percussionist John Mueller, Bees and Vernon quickly bonded over their mutual appreciation of "classical songwriting with a straight-up structure" and "informal folk music that's not as traditional." When the experimental quintet started posting random snippets of field recordings on a common FTP and through email, the group saw it as a welcome escape from the gigantic soundscapes they were constructing live at the time. More


Reviews

Repave

Repave

Jagjaguwar

Sep 05, 2013

Prior to this record, the recorded output of Volcano Choirthe collaboration between Collections of Colonies of Bees and fellow Wisconsinite and Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernonhas consisted of just one record: 2009's Unmap. But it doesn't take long for Repave to render that record something of a blueprint. More