“Island, IS” (MP3)

    Bon Iver man Justin Vernon and Collections of Colonies of Bees’ side project Volcano Choir just released “Island, IS,” the first single from their upcoming debut, Unmap. The song is sung by Vernon, so perhaps unsurprisingly, it sounds distinctly Bon Iver-esque, except instead of rampant loneliness and acoustic guitars, the song is built on ever-building loops and electronic production. It’s not really all that experimental,contrary to what Vernon reported the album would sound like, but anything is more experimental than recording an album alone in a cabin, I suppose.

     

    Unmap is due out on Sept. 22 via Jagjaguwar.