Volcano Choir "Byegone" (video)
Published Jul 25, 2013Bon Iver cohorts Volcano Choir will release their album Repave on September 3 through Jagjaguwar, and having previously shared the dramatic cut "Byegone," that same track has now gotten the video treatment.
The song is a cinematic number that builds from sparse riffs and Justin Vernon's smooth vocals to a cinematic second half crescendo. The video was created by returning visual collaborator Michinori Saigo, and it features white bars of fluorescent light which are strung up in a tree and flicker in time with the music.
In a statement, the band said of Saigo, "Each of his videos tell a story, but they are stories that need to filter through each individual to reveal their meaning. They involve rhythm and a strong sense of flow, mimicking music and narrative, yet existing outside both mediums. It's like the magic spell version of our songs. How do you find someone to make such things? You don't. It's nearly impossible to hire such understanding. And because of that, we're so glad we became friends with Mitch, a guy on the other side of the world, with different ideas and a different perspective, that somehow captures exactly what we want to say."
The album is available to pre-order here on CD or clear vinyl.