The video for new Justin Vernon/Bon Iver project, Volcano Choir's "Island, IS" looks like it was filmed somewhere in Miami or Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and since are both littered with abandoned condos, who can tell the difference between fallen utopias, anyhow? One shot spans late night into an early sunrise, lonely like Vernon's lyrics that parallel the internal monologues from all-nighters pulled trying to erase personal troubles. The projected light patterns mirror the drum beats and guitar riffs, and coincidentally look a lot like a game of Simon. And those guitars sound like it, too.
September 30, 2009