Volcano Choir

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Volcano Choir
Origin Wisconsin, United States
Genres Indie rock, experimental, ambient, indie folk
Years active 2005–present
Labels Jagjaguwar
Associated acts Collections of Colonies of Bees, Bon Iver, All Tiny Creatures, Group of the Altos, Death Blues, Pele
Members Jon Mueller
Chris Rosenau
Matthew Skemp
Daniel Spack
Justin Vernon
Thomas Wincek
Andrew Fitzpatrick
Past members Jim Schoenecker

Volcano Choir is an American indie rock band from Wisconsin, formed in 2005. The band began as a collaboration between Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and members of Collections of Colonies of Bees. Their debut album, Unmap, was released on September 22, 2009, reaching number 92 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.[1]

Since the band's formation, Jon Mueller (Death Blues) and Thomas Wincek (of All Tiny Creatures) have left Collections of Colonies of Bees, but continue to be members of Volcano Choir.[2][3] They have also added Matthew Skemp on bass, who also plays in All Tiny Creatures.[4]

It was revealed in a 2014 interview with band members that the name "Volcano Choir" originated from a vaporizer called the "Volcano".[citation needed]

The cover art for "Unmap" was created by Adreienne DeBoer, and insert art was illustrated by Dave Godowsky.

Volcano Choir released their second studio album, Repave,[5] on September 3, 2013, on Jagjaguwar.

Andrew Fitzpatrick from All Tiny Creatures became a touring member in 2013, supporting the album Repave and is now a member of the band. He then became a touring member of Bon Iver supporting the album 22, A Million.

Thomas Wincek joined Field Report in 2014.

Volcano Choir's song "Byegone" was used in the 4th episode of the first season of The 100 (TV series).[6]



Year Album Peak positions Certification


2009 Unmap 92  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –
2013 Repave 87 27 86 93 38 193 9 81 48



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  2. ^ Hyden, Steven (2010-07-13). "Jon Mueller leaves Collections Of Colonies Of Bees ... by the end of the year | Music | The A.V. Club Milwaukee". Avclub.com. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  3. ^ Shanahan, Joel (2010-10-06). "All Tiny Creatures' Thomas Wincek | Music | Interview". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Volcano Choir Are Back! New Album ' REPAVE' Out In September, New Tour Dates Set For Summer & Fall Blog". Jagjaguwar. 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  5. ^ Jake Wolfe (2013-09-13). "You Should Definitely Listen To The New Volcano Choir Album". Retrieved 2013-09-05.
  6. ^ https://www.tunefind.com/show/the-100/season-1/17928
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  10. ^ "Volcano Choir discography". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
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  12. ^ "Volcano Choir discography". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Volcano Choir discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  14. ^ https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-carousel/contributions/new?perk_amt=40&perk_id=2071933

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