New “Tiderays” Video & MKE Show 11/30

We have a new video for “Tiderays” off of 2013′s Repave. The video, created as part of the 551 Project and directed by Kyle Buckley & Andi Woodward, features the Milwaukee Ballet in a beautifully simple video allowing the dancers to take the shape of the song and ocean reminiscent of Repave‘s album cover. Also today, we are announcing a new live date on November 30th at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee.

More info on the video and the 551 Project below. Watch the video for “Tiderays” above or here on our YouTube channel. If you haven’t already grab Repave on iTunes, Amazon, your local record store, and from SC Distribution.

From the creators:

“551 is a music and film collective that brought together over 100 artists to create five music videos for five bands.

In the course of two days, bands Vic and Gab, Volcano Choir, Victor Delorenzo, Grace Weber, and Jon Chi worked alongside a group of local filmmakers and creatives one weekend this past April in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to create the project that is now known as 551.

The belief that camaraderie leads to creativity is a key principle of 551. The project was the focused minds of dozens of filmmakers– cinematographers, gaffers, grips, actors, directors, and musicians — working to create for the sake of creating and growing as artists together. The fact that every member of the project donated their time and talent to these five bands fostered a smooth experience and a notably positive and friendly atmosphere – despite the controlled chaos of filming five different music videos with a massive crew among two sound stages at RDI Stages.

In conclusion, this project is about making art with friends, new and old, and helping each other become better at what we all love to do. 551 was an intense labor of love, but these hearts and minds did it because they love it.

‘Sometimes you gotta do something not for money, to be with friends and to get better at what you do and what you love,’ said 551′s Creative Director, Andi Woodward. ‘That’s the point of this: bring everyone together to make something awesome.’”

More info on 551 and see the other music videos at


We are excited to share a special Pitchfork City of Music session filmed at the band’s rehearsal space, Tannery Recording Studio, in Milwaukee, directed by Dan Huiting. Watch the video above on YouTube.


Haven’t seen Volcano Choir live this year or still waiting for your chance? Courtesy of NPR Music you can preview their live show by watching an amazing video of the group’s whole 9:30 Club concert in Washington, DC on September 12th. You can stream the concert, which includes two unreleased songs, “The Valleyinaire” and “Blue Ni Ni (The Volcano Shores)”, above or on NPR‘s website HERE.


Today marks the release of the Comrade Remix EP which includes remixes from musicians in or related to Volcano Choir such as All Tiny Creatures, Collections of Colonies of Bees, guitarist Chris Rosenau, and Altos. The tracks are available for free download and also streaming above or on the Jagjaguwar Soundcloud page.


Volcano Choir will head to Europe for the first time ever in November. See the tour dates below and get tickets.

Tour Dates
11/09/13 – Dublin, Ireland: Vicar Street
11/10/13 – Bristol, UK: O2 Academy
11/11/13 – London, UK: The Barbican
11/13/13 – Brussles, Belgium: Circus Royale
11/14/13 – Berlin, Germany: Huxleys
11/15/13 – Dusseldorf, Germany: Zakk
11/16/13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands: Paradiso
11/18/13 – Copenhagen, Denmark: Amager Bio
11/19/13 – Oslo, Norway: Sentrum Scene


Repave is out today everywhere music is sold! Get it on Amazon, iTunes, or direct from Jagjaguwar.

The band is out West first thing next year. Get tickets!

Tour Dates
01/17/14 – Phoenix, AZ: Crescent Ballroom*
01/18/14 – Los Angeles, CA: Fonda*
01/19/14 – San Diego, CA: House of Blues*
01/21/14 – San Francisco, CA: Filmore*
01/23/14 – Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom*
01/24/14 – Vancouver, BC: Commodore Ballroom*
01/25/14 – Seattle, WA: Neptune*
*w/ The Cloak Ox


Listen to “Comrade,” the second single off Volcano Choir’s forthcoming album Repave above, and watch the beautiful video accompaniment of the band hanging out in the snow at April Base Studios this past winter while mixing the album. Filmed and edited by Dan Huiting.

Repave is out September 3rd. Pre-order on Amazon, iTunes, or direct from Jagjaguwar.


See how Repave came to be this rad mini-documentary, which takes you inside April Base Studios in Fall Creek, WI where the record was made during Volcano Choir’s final mixing weekend this past February. Directed by Dan Huiting.


Watch the official music video for the first single off Volcano Choir’s Repave, “Byegone” above. Directed by the band’s good pal, Japanese director Michinori Saigo (who also directed the video for “Island, IS” off Unmap).


You can officially pre-order Volcano Choir’s new album, Repave, today. Pre-order from Amazon, on iTunes, or direct from Jagjaguwar, and get a free download of the first single, “Byegone,” which you can also stream above.

Repave is out September 3rd.