Collections Of Colonies Of Bees – “Ruins”

The identify Collections Of Colonies Of Bees is a mouthful. The Wisconsin-based band first began because the mission of Chris Rosenau and John Mueller, beforehand of post-rock group Pele, they usually went on to merge forces with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon to launch two albums as Volcano Choir, most lately 2013’s Repave. Collections Of Colonies Of Bees have additionally continued to place albums out, with varied lineup adjustments over the past twenty years — Rosenau has remained the band’s solely fixed member. Their upcoming album, HAWAII, can be their first in nearly 4 years. They’ll even be touring with Sylvan Esso, whose Nick Sanborn was as soon as a Collections member, when album comes out in July.

Collections Of Colonies Of Bees was beforehand primarily an instrumental outfit, however HAWAII’s lead single “Ruins” sees them teaming up with folks singer and fellow Wisconsinite Marielle Allschwang for a winding six-minute serenade. There’s loads of lifeless house in “Ruins”; you can begin to digest the tune earlier than it’s even completed. It begins with a hopping however sharp guitar loop, and the monitor strikes slowly by way of its distinct sections, teasing a pure construction that by no means fairly makes it there. Allschwang and guitarist Daniel Spack’s duet shines as their voices pacify, and the opening staccato stays in fixed echo by way of all the piece. The tune ends with a thumping instrumental, with Allschwang respiration to the beat.

Listen beneath.

TOUR DATES:
05/18 Milwaukee, WI @ Company Brewing
07/20 Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Brewing Festival Field #
07/21 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre #
07/22 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre #
07/23 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre #
07/24 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre #
08/08 Milwaukee, WI @ Washington Park Summer Concert Series
# w/ Sylvan Esso

HAWAII is out 7/13 by way of Polyvinyl.