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Hear Bon Iver Saxophonist Colin Stetson’s Haunting ‘High Above a Grey Green Sea’

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Colin Stetson has another History lesson ready to go. As he told SPIN during his In the Studio interview, the acclaimed saxophonist and Bon Iver member will release New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, the follow-up to 2011’s Vol. 2: Judges, on April 30 via Constellation Records. On the third installment, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon provides vocals on four tracks: opener “And in Truth,” a cover of Washington Phillips’ gospel tune “What Are They Doing in Heaven Today,” “Who the Waves Are Roaring for,” and “Brute,” which features Vernon’s “cookie monster barking.”

Today, Stetson unveiled the haunting Vol. 3 track “High Above a Grey Green Sea,” on which his moaning sax echoes the rolling tide. Hear it below, then peep the album’s full track list and Steton’s upcoming tour dates below.

New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light track list:
1. “And in Truth”
2. “Hunted” 
3. “High Above a Grey Green Sea” 
4. “In Mirrors” 
5. “Brute” 
6. “Among the Sef” 
7. “Who the Waves Are Roaring for” 
8. “To See More Light” 
9. “What Are They Doing in Heaven Today” 
10. “This Bed of Shattered Bone” 
11. “Part of Me Apart From You”

Colin Stetson 2013 tour dates:
April 5 – Montreal, Quebec @ Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal
May 2 – Quebec, Quebec @ Le Cercle
May 3 – Montreal, Quebec @ La Sala Rosa
May 7 – Burlington, VT @ Burlington City Arts Center
May 8 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
May 9 – Boston, MA @ Museum of Fine Arts
May 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
May 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum
May 14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Contemporary Arts Center
May 16 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
May 17 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig
May 19 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Great Hall
June 29 – Honolulu, HI @ Honolulu Museum of Art