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Volcano Choir Release "Byegone" Video from 'Repave' + Tour Dates

Volcano Choir returns with their new album 'Repave' on September 3rd and the video for the single "Byegone" was directed by noted Japanese video director Michinori Saigo.

Volcano Choir says that his videos "capture the elements we often look for, but don't know how to put into words. They're evocative, symbolic, and interesting, without treading too far into concrete territory. 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 Michinori, 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."

TRACK LIST

01. Tiderays

02. Acetate

03. Comrade

04. Byegone

05. Alaskans

06. Dancepack

07. Keel

08. Almanac


TOUR DATES

09/06/13 Chicago, IL: Metro w/ Sylvan Esso

09/07/13 Indianapolis, IN: The Vogue w/ Sylvan Esso

09/08/13 Toronto, ON: Phoenix Concert Theatre w/ Sylvan Esso

09/09/13 South Burlington, VT: Higher Ground w/ Sylvan Esso

09/11/13 Boston, MA: Paradise Rock Club w/ Sylvan Esso

09/12/13 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club w/ Sylvan Esso

09/14/13 New York, NY: Webster Hall w/ Sylvan Esso

09/27/13 Madison, WI: Orpheum Theater w/ Field Report

09/28/13 Milwaukee, WI: The Pabst Theater w/ Hello Death

10/18/13 Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue w/ Mark Mallman (solo)

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