Before we probably ever knew of a musician from Wisconsin named Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and his amazing debut ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’, another record was taking form. A collaboration between Justin Vernon and Milwaukee band Collections of Colonies of Bees, ultimately created Unmap (Sept 22nd, JagJaguwar) under the name Volcano Choir.
Its been three years since then and now we have our first listen. The single (Island, IS) is full to the brim of layers, loops, atmopsherics and quick guitar cuts, dusted with Justin’s falsetto overtop streaming consiousnessly sounds over words.
Very nice indeed. Look forward to hearing more of the record.