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Volcano Choir’s First US Tour Dates


When Volcano Choir released Unmap on Jagjaguwar in 2009, it wasn’t clear if the band would ever perform its songs on stage. Then, late last year, Volcano Choir and Collections of Colonies of Bees performed a short and extremely successful Japanese tour. Contrarede’s live footage of these performances blew our minds (watch the video for “Island, IS” above).

We are very happy to announce two Volcano Choir concerts this spring in the U.S.

03/25/11 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center (tickets) All Ages

03/26/11 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall (tickets) All Ages

Volcano Choir Comes To Life – Rehearses in Eau Claire for Japan Tour

Volcano Choir – “Still” from Volcano Choir on Vimeo.


Some of the questions raised when we announced the existence of Volcano Choir were “When are they going to tour?” and “How will they re-create this live?” The answers to those are 1) They will tour only in Japan, of course, and 2) With lots of practice. We received two videos of Volcano Choir rehearsal, and I’ll be damned if I don’t have a passport. The evolution of “Still” is particularly great.


Volcano Choir – “And Gather” from Volcano Choir on Vimeo.

For those of you who aren’t in Japan, don’t cry! Just enjoy the videos we have, and try not to drown your sorrows in Four Lokos this weekend. If you DO live in Japan, go buy these men your finest Japanese beverages.

11/8 Mon Tokyo @ Shibuya O-west
11/9 Tues Tokyo @ Shibuya O-nest
11/10 Wed Nagoya @ Huckfin
11/11 Thurs Osaka @ Sunsui

Click here to purchase Unmap by Volcano Choir.

VOLCANO CHOIR’S Unmap Out Today, Named Best New Music

VOLCANO CHOIR’S Unmap hits record store shelves today. The album marks the debut full-length from Volcano Choir, the collaboration between Collections of Colonies of Bees and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Pick up Unmap in CD or LP format at your local record shop or order HERE.

Fresh out of the gate, Unmap has already garnered a nod from Pitchfork this week with an 8.3 rating and a Best New Music stamp. The album is also streaming on Spinner all week. Have a free listen HERE.

VOLCANO CHOIR featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered

Take a listen to NPR’s All Songs Considered, now streaming “Seeplymouth” from VOLCANO CHOIR’S forthcoming album Unmap. In this edition of the program Volcano Choir is featured alongside Cymbals Eat Guitars, Taken By Trees, Headless Heroes, and more. Listen to just the Volcano Choir segment in the player below, or stream the full program of All Songs Considered HERE.

Hear VOLCANO CHOIR on NPR’s Song of the Day

Don’t miss a chance to hear “Youlogy,” the closing track from VOLCANO CHOIR’S forthcoming Unmap. The song is featured HERE as NPR’s song of the day.

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark by Moonface
Byegone by Volcano Choir

North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

Real People by Small Black

Angel Olsen
Atlanta, GA - The Earl

S. Carey
Milwaukee, WI - Club Garibaldi  w/ White Hinterland

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