Colin Stetson has been workshopping new material while on the road as a touring musician in Bon Iver. He’s also spent some time in the studio with Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, who contributed to four of the tracks appearing on Stetson’s new album, New Warfare Vol 3.
According to SPIN, Vol 3 collects 11 tracks at an average of 10 minutes each and features production by Austraila-via-Iceland producer Ben Frost, who also worked with Stetson on Vol 2. Vernon appears as a guest “vocal presence” to loosely narrate and “punctuate” Stetson’s soundscapes.
“Vol. 2 [was] very urgent and there’s a lot of intimacy about how everything is,” Stetson explained to SPIN. This one retains that and, at times, gets even closer. But it also opens up.”
The album will be released this Spring on Constellation Records. Stay tuned for more details.
Below, watch our recent interview with Stetson along with a live performance from the 2012 Le Guess Who? Festival.