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Live: Volcano Choir at The Commodore Ballroom

Volcano Choir @ Commodore

January Twenty-Fourth, Twenty-Fourteen, Volcano Choir stepped into Vancouver on what was their second last stop on this particular tour. Around 10:30 PM on what started as a gloriously sunny day, Justin Vernon and members of Collections of Colonies of Bees took the stage, causing immediate captivation.

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Album Review: Repave by Volcano Choir

Volcano Choir - Repave

Picture walking through a meadow at dawn with cold feet and a haze of fog in the distance, that same serene calmness and uncertainty can be found in “Comrade.” Justin Vernon has this innate ability to paint pictures through his music that wander along the cusp between beautiful reality, and vivid imagination. As the dream reaches for the stars sonically, the raw emotion keeps your feet grounded.

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Bon Iver’s Remix Invitational Open

The Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project is underway. Justin Vernon is calling all DJs, producers, fans and even haters. He has teamed up with Spotify and Indaba Music for a fan-based remix contest.

The audio stems of all ten song’s from the self-titled record are available for download. You can choose to remix just one track, or all of them. Once you’ve added your creative input, you can upload it to Indaba for Bon Iver (and company i’m sure) to judge. Not only will the best remix of each song receive $1,000, they will be featured on a Bon Iver Remix album for the world to hear. The record will be exclusively released through Spotify. 

Warm up those mixers and get creative.

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The AHM Network Ep. 5

Happy Valentine’s Day
Today’s episode features a recent Grammy winner; Bon Iver on Saturday Night Live performing “Holocene” & “Beth/Rest.”
Childish Gambino pours his angry, confused heart out in “Heartbeat,” while the Chromatics go the simple route with a video looking like it was produced in the 70’s.
4AD Record’s St. Vincent uses a more soothing, prettier Godzilla in their latest visual

 

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Top 25 Albums of 2011

Incredible, record shattering, inspiring, contagious, controversial, emotional, political.
2011 brought an abundance of greatness to our ears. The tracks stuck on repeat, the concept albums in your CD changer since release day, the pivotal party beat in your playlist you wait for like Christmas morning.
Thinking back, every genre set off a lightbulb to in my mind. Hip Hop seems to be the reining champ for play counts in the library of 2011. For Canada, Drake delivered his sophomore LP and we were introduced to The Weeknd with a  trilogy of brave mixtapes. Adele broke world records with 21, while Coldplay’s still going strong with their 5th full-length. In with the Indie was a dominant theme this year. Memorable TV scenes, Sportsnet highlight packages, Aritzia, you name it.
Twenty-eleven was a fantastic year in music, whether you’re an artist or listener.

Counting down my top 25 records of 2011 after the jump