It’s been five years since New England songwriter Joel Thibodeau’s Death Vessel released their last LP, but the wait ends next February. Sub Pop just announced Island Intervals, the 8-track follow-up to Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us, complete with an excellent first taste featuring recent tourmate Jónsi of Sigur Rós. Thibodeau treads some fresh ground here, recording the album with producer Alex Somers in Iceland, where his dulcet timbre and high-pitch voice make a seamless match to Jónsi and Somers’ intimate yet expansive palette. Having long been a fan of Death Vessel, this is one of the most gorgeous things he’s done and a testament to the power of great collaborative chemistry. Give “Ilsa Drown” a spin above.