Sub Pop now has pre-orders up for Death Vessel’s upcoming LP, Island Intervals.

Upon invitation from Sigur Rós, Joel Thibodeau traveled to Iceland to work with Jónsi, and producer Alex Somers, to create “a window into a mysterious and singular landscape.” This record is the product of these travels amid the adventurous endeavor of working with such deeply entrancing individuals.

For me, this harkens back to the work of The Album Leaf’s Jimmy LaValle when he also ventured out to Iceland to complete his work for In A Safe Place.

In the presence, and the environment, of such a majestic, I can only imagine the most magical, and profoundly impacting, things to develop.

Check out the single featuring Jónsi down below to get a feel for the record!!

The Details

Death Vessel
Island Intervals

Release Date: February 24, 2014
Catalog No: SP866

LP $14
CD $12
Get instant digital downloads with purchase of a LP/CD

—> If you pre-order Island Intervals in its vinyl LP configuration, you’ll receive the limited Loser Edition on colored vinyl.
—> Pre-orders also receive a limited-edition, embroidered Death Vessel patch.

As is always the case with limited-edition things, when they’re gone, they’re gone, so order now!

Also please know that if you pre-order this record, your order will not ship until the week of or before February 25th. This applies to everything in your order – NONE of it will ship until the week of or before February 25th. So, if you’d like to order more than just this Death Vessel CD/LP, it would be best to place separate orders if you’re the type who wants what you ordered, and you want it NOW! Thanks!

Death Vessel’s Joel Thibodeau’s slender, winsome voice, at once so comforting and so unsettling might be the greatest of his many strengths. Reed-thin but sturdy, youthful but somehow ageless, its deep benevolence is also slightly eerie, and the way he gently walks the line between intense feeling and contemplative remove lets him sing from a timeless place where he evokes the beauty of vanished people and places, sweetness too profound for words, loss too great for tears. Joel’s is a voice that demands its own sonic and lyrical world, and with Island Intervals, his third record as Death Vessel (and second for Sub Pop), we’re treated to the sound of him finding a rich and strange new home among new friends in Iceland who probably saw him as a long-lost relative. For his first album since 2008’s acclaimed Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us, Joel traveled to Reykjavik on an invitation from Sigur Ros singer Jónsi and producer Alex Somers, where they spent three months together conjuring an album that’s both a song cycle and a window into a mysterious and singular landscape.

MP3 download included with all vinyl releases

Price $14

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