All Tiny Creatures – “An Iris” (Feat. Justin Vernon) (Stereogum Premiere)

Here’s another, not as unexpected Justin Vernon collaboration. You probably remember Vernon’s collaboration with Collections Of Colonies Of Bees, Volcano Choir. All Tiny Creatures is the project of Colonies Of Bees multi-instrumentalist Thomas Wincek, and they’re releasing their debut album via Hometapes this winter. First taste “An Iris” feels closely connected to Volcano Choir, especially the guitar tone, and the way the guitar pattern is edited and clipped. One half of the track simmers while the other condenses into orderly pattern. Vernon’s vocals add a lot of warmth, too, but I like how Wincek cuts the vocals until they become another instrument in the mix. Listen:

All Tiny Creatures – “An Iris” (Feat. Justin Vernon)

Harbors will be out in later this year via Hometapes. The band released a mixtape featuring “An Iris” and lots of other Harbors tracks:

An Iris Mixtape (Side A)
An Iris Mixtape (Side B)

tracklist for the mixtape:
Side A:
01 “An Iris”
02 “Comets”
03 “Frozen Energy”

Side B:
01 “Higgs Boson”
02 “Cargo Maps”
03 “Forgotten Energy”

All Tiny Creatures will hit the road just before the release hits record shops:

09/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillo Box
09/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bruar Falls
09/08 – Washington DC @ Velvet Lounge
09/09 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival, Pour House
09/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival, Hometapes Friend Island
09/12 – Athens, GA @ Farm 255
09/13 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
09/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Floating Laboratories
09/15 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
09/16 – Bloomington, IN @ Rachael’s Cafe
09/17 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews