Collections of Colonies of Bees - Ruins

Song of the Day
Hosted by Kevin Cole
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Ruins" by Collections of Colonies of Bees, from the 2018 album HAWAII on Polyvinyl Records.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON

Wisconsin’s Collections of Colonies of Bees have existed in a number of forms for two decades, starting as a duo made up of Chris Rosenau and Jon Mueller (Mueller now focuses solely on his post-rock band Pele). With the group’s upcoming album, HAWAII, they've added singer Marielle Allschwang, making it the first Collections of Colonies of Bees album with a vocalist. Our song of the day, “Ruins,” is the album's lead single. The pulsing, six-and-a-half minute song meanders semi-aimlessly, tricking listeners into thinking it's over many times before its actual ending. HAWAII is out this Friday, July 13 via Polyvinyl.

 

 

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