Back in 2009, a year after releasing the debut Bon Iver album, To Emma, Forever Ago, Justin Vernon threw a fascinating curveball into his musical mix by forming another band called Volcano Choir and releasing an album called, Unmap.
Experimental and boundless, Unmap steered clear of things like verses and choruses and instead embraced textures and musical wanderings that toy with elements of post-rock and (dare I say it) even avant-garde jazz.
Four years on from Unmap, and two years after the last Bon Iver album, Volcano Choir have unveiled plans for a second album, Repave.
The new album features eight tracks and is described by record label, Jagjaguwar as, “the product of growing conviction and trust, of a fully-operational band, gifted in shading and nuance, and rumbling with power.”
Repave‘s release on the 3rd September coincides with a North American tour – check out the dates below:
06/09 – Chicago, Illinois (Metro)
07/09 – Indianapolis, Indiana (Vogue)
08/09 – Toronto, Ontario (Phoenix)
09/09 – Burlington, Vermont (Higher Ground)
11/09 – Boston, Massachusetts (Paradise)
12/09 – Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
14/09 – New York, NY (Webster Hall)
27/09 – Madison, Wisconsin (Orpheum Theater)
28/09 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Past Theater)
18/10 – Minneapolis, Minnesota (First Ave)
Now, here’s the trailer for Repave:
…and the tracklist: