Bon Iver: The Next Bruce Hornsby?

Pitchfork has an interesting interview with indie folk sensation Bon Iver up today. In it, he hints at his next move:

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“Yeah, I have a new project called the Volcano Choir with my favorite band, Collections of Colonies of Bees– if the world was perfect, they would be as big as U2. It’s this really liberating thing– like I’m in a new band. We started collaborating three years ago and just this year we started to realize we had nine or 10 tracks almost done. So we got together up at my studio and finished it. I sing on it, but there aren’t a lot of lyrics. It’s mostly choir stuff.”

What about the followup to his head-turning debut, For Emma, Forever Ago?

“I got home from Australia [in January] and it took me like two months to even get my songwriting chops up because I didn’t write any songs while on the road. But I’m working on stuff. Right now everything sounds like a Bruce Hornsby song, which is fun. [laughs] But I’m not telling myself when I want to be done. I’m waiting for it to reveal itself, rather than go after it and be nervous about the next record or whatever. And all that stuff is behind me– I’m not worried about it at all.”

Iver will open some dates as a solo artist for the Indigo Girls in July, and embark full band tour with supporting acts Elvis Perkins in Dearland and Jenny Lewis this summer.

Check out his boys, the Bees, here.

Tour Dates (via Pitchfork)
05-11 Dennis, MA – Cape Cinema
05-12 Dennis, MA – Cape Cinema
05-15 Somerset, United Kingdom – Minehead (All Tomorrow’s Parties)
05-18 Brighton, United Kingdom – Dome (Brighton Festival) *
05-19 Dusseldorf, Germany – Zakk
05-20 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefaehrlich
05-23 Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
06-06 Birmingham, AL – Workplay ^
06-07 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse ^
06-08 Orlando, FL – Plaza ^
06-09 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution ^
06-10 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater ^
06-13 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival 2009
06-30 London, England – Hyde Park (Serpentine Sessions)
07-09 Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Concert Series !
07-11 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
07-14 Santa Barbara, CA – Granada Theatre %
07-16 Fresno, CA – Tower Theatre %
07-18 Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery %
07-25 Dorset, England – Camp Bestival
08-07 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08-12 Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival 2009
08-14 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival
08-15 Haldern, Germany – Haldern Pop
08-16 Leicester, United Kingdom – Summer Sundae
08-20 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
08-21 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands 2009
08-22 Powys, United Kingdom – Green Man Festival
10-03 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

* with The Acorn
^ with Elvis Perkins in Dearland
! with Jenny Lewis
% Justin Vernon solo, with the Indigo Girls

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