In two weeks, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon returns with Repave, the second album from Volcano Choir, his project with the members of the post-rock band Collections Of Colonies Of Bees. The two songs we’ve posted from Repave, “Bygone” and “Comrade,” are way prettier and more conventional than anything on Unmap, the band’s relatively experimental 2008 debut. They’re also great songs — huge and searching and powerful. And now that the whole album is streaming online, we get to hear whether the rest of it follows suit. Listen to the entire thing at NPR.
Repave is out 9/3 on Jagjaguwar.