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Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mars… More »

This wasn’t supposed to happen. Volcano Choir wasn’t supposed to become a real band who make great albums. By this point, I’d come to understand Justin Vernon as the type of great artist who only gets around to making great art after he’s already exhausted every form of procrastination he can find. Four years separated… More »

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Volcano Choir – “Tiderays” Video

Volcano Choir may have started out as Justin Vernon's post-rocking Volcano Choir side project, but it became its own thing quickly enough. And Volcano Choir's…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2014 - 10:29 am

Osheaga 2014: Lorde, The Replacements, HAIM, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, & More

More than most North American cities, Montreal gets it right when it comes to hosting music festivals. Fortunate enough to have a setting like Parc…
Adrien Begrand | August 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Unreleased Music From Jason Molina, Volcano Choir, Mark Kozelek Offered To Carousel Crowdfunding

Looff Carousel, which sits in East Providence's Crescent Park, was built in 1895, and it's a beautiful piece of machinery. And to raise money for…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Behold The Justin Vernon Family Tree

Today marks the release of S. Carey's spectacular Range Of Light. Carey is a member of Bon Iver, and he's worked with Justin Vernon on…
Chris DeVille | April 1, 2014 - 9:56 am

Volcano Choir @ Wonder Ballroom, Portland 1/23/14

Volcano Choir stopped by Portland’s Wonder Ballroom last night to perform many of the tracks on Repave, one of last year’s best albums. In addition…
Stereogum | January 24, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Watch Volcano Choir’s Full Washington D.C. Concert

We named Volcano Choir's Repave Album Of The Week against ridiculously strong competition back in September, and the band's dumbfounding Fallon performance a week later…
Chris DeVille | October 9, 2013 - 3:21 pm

Stream Volcano Choir “Comrade” Remix EP

A few weeks ago, we gave Album Of The Week to Repave, the searingly gorgeous sophomore album from Volcano Choir, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon's…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2013 - 9:38 am

Watch Volcano Choir Play New Song “Valleyonaire”

Last night Volcano Choir wrapped up a 10-day tour leg at NYC's Webster Hall. Early in the set they promised they would play every song…
Scott Lapatine | September 15, 2013 - 8:56 am

Watch Volcano Choir Play Fallon

Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir stopped by Studio 6B to be the musical guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night. The band gave an…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 11, 2013 - 10:09 am

Stream Volcano Choir Repave

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…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2013 - 10:11 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week we heard two major rap releases from each primary coastal city: Earl Sweatshirt's Doris representing L.A., and New York showing up via A$AP…
Stereogum | August 16, 2013 - 6:08 pm

Volcano Choir – “Comrade”

Volcano Choir -- Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon's band with the members of the Wisconsin post-rock crew Collections Of Colonies Of Bees -- showed a…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2013 - 5:16 pm

Watch A Short Documentary On Volcano Choir’s Repave

Volcano Choir is Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon's project with the members of the Wisconsin post-rock band Collections Of Colonies Of Bees, and earlier this…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Volcano Choir – “Byegone” Video

Volcano Choir: The rare Justin Vernon Bon Iver side project that makes it to a second album! Volcano Choir is Vernon's project with the members…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2013 - 10:37 am

Volcano Choir – “Byegone”

Things took a bit of a turn for Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) in 2009, when he premiered “Island, IS,” the first single from Unmap,…
Elliah Heifetz | June 17, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Volcano Choir Repave Details

Justin Vernon and fellow Wisconsinites Collections Of Colonies Of Bees will reunite their group Volcano Choir for a second LP Repave. The follow-up to their…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 28, 2013 - 11:42 am

Watch “Island, IS” From Volcano Choir’s First Live Show

It was back in August '09 that we first heard "Island, IS" from Volcano Choir, the work of Wisconsin's Collections Of Colonies Of Bees and…
brandon | November 9, 2010 - 4:10 pm