VOLCANO CHOIR

"Shed skin/ Like a master" It's been four years since the first Volcano Choir album Unmap provided a glimpse into the collaborative mind set between a singer and the band that inspired him. Ideas were minted, written at a distance and realized in the studio; edges sanded back and flaps tucked in, the craftsmanship of the endeavor bearing evidence of the craft itself, and the technology used to assemble it. Unmap strove to find strands of life between the ones and zeroes - a carefully constructed narrative that lead the listener through its darkest passages like a tour guide leading their charges through a cave, with nothing but a slack length of rope and the senses of sound and touch. Just as importantly, it brought these people together, setting an expectation for themselves.

New Music From Volcano Choir Crew- Tiny Creatures Featuring Justin Vernon on “An Iris”

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What do Thomas Winceck and Kanye West have in common? They both recruited our man Justin Vernon on a recent track of theirs!

Wincek (Collections Of Colonies Of Bees, Volcano Choir) is leading the path for his new project, All Tiny Creatures.  You can catch the band’s first song, “An Iris”(Feat. Justin Vernon) over at Stereogum.  They also featured a mixtape with a handful of other tunes off their upcoming debut, Harbors.

Getting ready for LOST with Justin Vernon, Josh Wells and the Jagjaguwar crew

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There might be some pre-conceived notions about what constitutes water cooler conversation at an indie label, but I have to tell you that it’s basically the same old shit.  There’s enough fantasy baseball and fantasy football to keep my eyes rolling for most of the year, but I am happy to report that the majority of my co-workers love all the same television programming that I do.

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Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Annie Clark of St. Vincent Perform Together at Benefit for Haiti

Jagjaguwar messed up, you guys.


Brooklyn Vegan put together one hell of a benefit to help the earthquake victims in Haiti, and we probably should have hopped on a plane right as soon as we heard about it and high-tailed it over to the Music Hall of Williamsburg.  We didn’t, and here is what we missed:

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VOLCANO CHOIR Members Play Guitar To Chaplin At The New York Guitar Festival

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Next Thursday, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Chris Rosenau of Volcano Choir will be performing at the New York Guitar Festival.  Justin and Chris have completed two sets of guitar music to accompany two films by Charlie Chaplin – One AM and Easy Street.  I caught up with Chris this week to see how the music is coming.

So you’re going to Eau Claire this weekend to finish up stuff?

Yep. We have everything written at this point,  now we just need to polish it all up.

How did you go about composing for the films?

Justin was gone so much of 2009 we decided it was best to have me take a crack at a film, just kind of feel it out.  So, it started this summer with me watching a bunch.  Nothing struck me right away.  Chaplin is nuts, but finally I settled on ONE AM.  I wrote some skeletal stuff for Justin and I to begin to work on.

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Byegone by Volcano Choir
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