Wisconsin instrumental post-rockers return to old form after their Volcano Choir collaboration with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.
Indie Matt Carney
Clocking in at just under half an hour, Milwaukee-based Collections of
Colonies of Bees recorded a lyric-less gem in their latest offering,
“Giving,” strong enough an effort to challenge the current incumbents
Explosions in the Sky as our best post-rock build-up instrumental band.
Catch two of indie’s biggest players giving live-in studio performances on ‘Later with Jools Holland.’
Wisconsin soft-rockers Bon Iver (whose live show I was lucky enough to catch in Kansas City about two months back) and Canadian chanteuse Feist both played “Later with Jools Holland” last week, and additional videos from those sessions have surfaced, now totaling six in all.
I share because they’ve released two of this year’s most terrific albums and each has an absolute all-star supporting cast behind their live shows. Watch for Colin Stetson and his big, groaning bass sax behind Justin Vernon (dude smashes on “Perth”) and mom jeans-sportin’ vocal trio Mountain Man bolstering Feist’s choruses. It’s a good thing those ladies’ voices are better than their haircuts.
My picks are “Perth” and “How Come You Never Go There,” but all six are posted below, for your perusal.