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.

Volcano Choir Are Back! New Album ‘ REPAVE’ Out In September, New Tour Dates Set For Summer & Fall

Hot dog. Here’s a serious bit of news from me to you. Volcano Choir are back with their sophomore album, REPAVE. Three years in-the-making, the new record came to be at April Base and will be available to the world on September 3. Watch the album trailer above and check out the album artwork (The North Sea by Corey Arnold) and track listing below. You can pre-order Repave at Amazon UK now.

Volcano Choir will also tour North America for the very first time. You’ll find all their upcoming dates HERE. In case you need a refresher, Volcano Choir is Jon Mueller, Chris Rosenau, Matthew Skemp, Daniel Spack, Justin Vernon, and Thomas Wincek. You can stay in the know with all things band/tour related at VC’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Repave Track Listing:
1. Tiderays
2. Acetate
3. Comrade
4. Byegone
5. Alaskans
6. Dancepack
7. Keel
8. Almanac

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

Concert Footage of Volcano Choir Performing “Island, IS” in Tokyo

Pardon my French, but Good Lord! This is incredible. Contrarede filmed the band’s concert (specifically “Island, IS) at O-West.  Justin Vernon tweeted “dudes! were playing! it’s goin good!” at us yesterday, and like, yeah, dude, that is an understatement.

Chris Rosenau makes a new partner...a Cocktail Partner

Chris Rosenau makes a new partner...a Cocktail Partner

It looks like the boys are having a fun time in Japan. Justin has been posting photos from the tour on the blogtower.

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.

Tiderays by Volcano Choir

Tiderays by Volcano Choir

Byegone by Volcano Choir

Island, Is by Volcano Choir

Byegone by Volcano Choir
Island, Is by Volcano Choir

11/30/14
Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall

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US:
Jackie Nalpan - Paradigm Agency
JNalpant@paradigmagency.com

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