Honestly, it's weird that this thread doesn't say "Stream: Car Talk, Best of the Puzzler" because its NPR that is streaming Bon Iver's new group Volcano Choir's Unmap album. We like this new trend of full album streams. "Island, IS," the album's first single was so compelling and unlike anything on For Emma, but it was only a track, a test. Maybe the rest of the record would be all sad cabin laments, six acoustic guitars and guy voices. Turns out it isn't. Not that there aren't acoustic guitars—there's plenty—but there's also backwards stuff, beeping and possibly Auto-Tune. For another of our favorites from Unmap, check out "Still," a surprisingly enveloping shoegaze moment. And, for the record, we really wanted to make a joke here about Carl Kasell recording Bon Iver's answering machine message, but couldn't quite pull it off.
Stream: Volcano Choir Unmap