2009 seems to be the year of artists embarking on new solo efforts, side projects and collaborations. It’s become quite a task to keep up with it all. So much so I’ve actually created an Excel spreadsheet to track it. (But hey, I’m OCMD like that.) The proliferation of new projects and good music being put forth this year is astounding. And it’s a good thing. It points to the positive – and much needed – evolution of the music industry. This multi-part series will try to make some sense of it all by laying out the notable artists and projects released this year in all of their various incarnations. Enjoy.
Artist: Volcano Choir Album: Unmap Type: Collaboration Who’s Involved: Justin Vernon of Bon Iver with Collections of Colonies of Bees Featured Track: Island, IS
Artist: Lightning Dust Album:Infinite Light Type: Side Project Who’s Involved: Joshua Wells and Amber Webber of Black Mountain Tour Dates: October 6 @ The Independent in SF with The Cave Singers Featured Track: “Never Seen”