Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Announces Side Project Details

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Likely to spill onto the Wisconsin music scene as explosively and harmonically as the band name implies, Volcano Choir is making its debut Sept. 22. The side project of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the guys of Collections of Colonies of Bees is described "experimental," "textural" and "landscapey," according to Vernon. Meanwhile, the album title sounds aptly suitable: Unmap.

The collaboration of members, all of whom reside in America's Dairyland, has been taking place for three years, but ultimately came together in one November 2008 weekend. Don't count on taking in lines of verbosity, though: Vernon said it's less about the lyrics and more about instrumentation. Unmap is set to be released through Jagjaguwar.