It's possible that over the past several weeks you've noticed the reviews slow to a trickle around these parts. We had our reasons! Cookies weren't involved! Okay, maybe they were! All of us at Tripwire HQ are pleased to introduce to you today a new chapter in our "take" on music criticism—by handing over the keys. Starting this week and every Tuesday hereafter, we'll be posting a full album to stream through our friends over at LaLa. What we'd like you to do is lend us your brainwaves and tweet us whatever crosses your mind while listening. Maybe there's a riff you can't get out of your head. A lyric? A moment? An image? If you're feeling ambitious, spend your 124 characters reviewing the record as a whole. Just toss those tweets over to us at @thetripwire and by the end of the week, we'll cobble together and share the beautiful mess of a madlib it creates. Or, if you're a complete Luddite, you can just leave a review in the comments section. You're the boss now. So without further adieu, we give you... Tweet Release.
This week's album is Unmap, full-length debut from Volcano Choir, a gnarly new collaboration between Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Collection of Colonies of Bees.