Posted in music on August 17, 2011

written with assistance from Andrew Sacher

UPDATE: "Falls Creek Boys Choir" is a song. Listen HERE.

Justin Vernon

The Fall Creek Boys Choir, according to a MySpace page created in 2007, are "An amateur singing group from Fall Creek, WI that gets together twice a month and rehearses, drinks 7up and Cranberry juice mixers, and sometimes records at the Cricket Gym," Its members are "Jeff Carter, Bonnie Bennett, Tom Olson, Rich Valvey, Pam Triton, Cal 'Jacket' Teely, Jennifer Teely, Sam Teely, Ashley Gunderson, Pat Robbins, Ashley Pessup, Matt Forser, Cole Perry." We don't recognize any of those names, but you can head below to hear some pretty beautiful harmonies that they created and posted to myspace.com/fallcreekboyschoir (last login October 21, 2008).

The choir once had a proper website. It's gone now, but the URL is still listed on MySpace. It's aprilbase.com ("Justin's website" according to DeYarmond Edison's breakup message). It's obviously not a coincidence that April Base also happens to be the name of Justin Vernon's recording studio in the same small Wisconsin town that the Boys Choir is from. An ApriBase MySpace with the URL Myspace.com/jdvernon (last login October 21, 2008) only further ties it all together (Fall Creek Boys Choir in jdvernon's top friends included). Myspace.com/aprilbase in turn takes you to a page belonging to "Vern" (and it's where we got the above picture).

Back to the Fall Creek songs for a second... We're not totally sure who the voices (or voice) in the mix are, but listening to those harmonies definitely makes us feel like we're listening to harmonies from any of the Bon Iver albums. Let us know what you think.

Update: One of the tracks, "New York (ball point)," contains the same vocal lines used in "Cool Knowledge" from Justin's Volcano Choir project. Remember that nobody had also logged into the myspace containing these four songs since 2008.

We do know that Justin likes to revisit his older work, considering the acoustic guitar intro to his recent single "Holocene" almost mirrors that of "Hazleton" recorded earlier under his own name, pre-Bon Iver.

Last but not least (and really what got us started on all of this)... Earlier today, James Blake tweeted "24th August 2011 - James Blake & Bon Iver "Fall Creek Boys Choir."" Is James Blake joining the Fall Creek Boys Choir? Did Justin get the old gang back together for a collaboration with Mr. Blake? Is Justin just reusing an old name, sort of like he did with April Base? It's a mystery for now, though we were able to get confirmation that the date in the tweet does not refer to a live show.

August 24, 2011 is in a week so it won't be long until we hear whatever it is these two great minds have up their sleeves. Fall Creek Boys Choir songs below...

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Comments (19)

BV investigative journalism!

I think I'll need to ring up the Pulitzer committee now!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 2:24 PM

Who cares?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 2:34 PM

Will Frohawk join before he goes to Pitchfork in Paris or after?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 2:36 PM

glad i wasn't the only one who noticed the similarity of Hazelton and Holocene!

Posted by Drake Hazelwood | August 17, 2011 2:37 PM

2:24pm post took the words right out of my mouth

Posted by Hubert Snodgrass | August 17, 2011 2:42 PM

"what we found"

so you googled fall creek boys choir and came up with a bunch of obvious things saying justin vernon is involved, where the first thing you knew was that justin vernon is involved? this is a waste of a post and your own time, as well as ours.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 2:57 PM

what a bunch of babies. shut it for 5 minutes

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 3:03 PM

"New York" (ball point) is definitely the same vocals used in "Cool Knowledge" from the Volcano Choir project...not sure exactly what that means though hahah

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 3:03 PM

The admins for this site should change anonymous to cunt.. why bother posting to complain about a post.. shut the fuck up already.. we get it you don't care.. then don't read it and don't comment.. head over to rolling stone.com instead

Posted by Billy | August 17, 2011 3:11 PM

hey buddy, we're just a nice and anonymous system of checks and balances, trying to align what we think is a great site, AWAY from shitty posts like these and TOWARD more forward thinking, informative, and stimulating posts. not a snooze-worthy half-assed attempt at "journalism." so i'm going to keep commenting here, and BV is never going to change its commenting system, so YOU stop whining about whiners (hypocrite) and read my comments because you HAVE TO.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 3:26 PM

Cunt

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 3:53 PM

The admins for this site should change anonymous to cunt.. why bother posting to complain about a post.. shut the fuck up already.. we get it you don't care.. then don't read it and don't comment.. head over to rolling stone.com instead

Somone is out of pita chips and hummus today.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 4:39 PM

yeah, someone missed snack time

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 4:50 PM

Snack time rules!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 5:31 PM

Go Crickets!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 10:17 PM

all these 'fall creek boys choir' tunes sound like they are all justin with a lot of vocal layering... especially that song "untitled prayer". sounds really similar to the 1st few seconds of 'lump sum' on "for emma"

ain't no damn choir! lol...

but i'm interested to hear what vernon/blake come up with. should be good... vern has had the midas touch thus far.

Posted by L | August 18, 2011 12:53 AM

Clown shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 3:47 AM

White People

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 11:25 AM

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