Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame and Minneapolis rapper Astronautalis have done a Beyonce, dropping making their collaborative album available to stream today under the name Jason Feathers. In 2012, Astronautalis told City Pages that the pair had been working together on an album and last week the pair dropped a trailer, however, the project was not expected this early. Vernon is no stranger to working on hip-hop projects having already collaborated with Kanye West on both Yeezus and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
The album, titled De Oro, will be made available for digital purchase on August 19 but it is currently streaming over at Pitchfork. According to a mysterious press release Jason Feathers, the moniker of the project, is “a red-chested god-bassed Southern rapper in a fancy white suit”.
Watch the album teaser below: