LOCAL/LIVE: JULY 17 – COLLECTIONS OF COLONIES OF BEES
POSTED:: July 11, 2018
In-Studio Performances, Interviews, Local/Live, Special Programming
FILED UNDER:: In-Studio Performances, Interviews, Local/Live, Special Programming
For two decades, Collections of Colonies of Bees have existed in various forms and incarnations, beginning with Chris Rosenau and Jon Mueller (who split time with post-rock band Pele).
From there, the line-up grew and evolved. At one time, Nick Sanborn — currently in the spotlight as one-half of Sylvan Esso — counted himself as a member. At another, the group joined forces with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon to release two albums under the moniker Volcano Choir. (In fact, it was Vernon who proclaimed of his collaborators: “If the world was perfect, they would be as big as U2.”)
Never content to paint the soundscape twice, the previously instrumental Bees now come outfitted with vocalist Marielle Allschwang and a new full-length, HAWAII, that finds the Wisconsin-based ensemble harvesting the fertile intersection between experimental and pop to maximum effect.
Tune into WMSE for Local/Live on Tuesday, July 17th for a live, on-air set from Milwaukee’s x Madison’s Collections of Colonies of Bees and hear a set full of songs from their brand-new Polyvinyl Records release, HAWAII. WMSE.org to stream live or in the archives or simply tune your radio to 91.7 FM at the 6 o’clock hour.
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