First Listen: Byegone by Volcano Choir

It may not be Bon Iver, but it includes Justin Vernon using the half of his voice that doesn’t high-five angels all day long. Yes, this is Volcano Choir, the teaming of Vernon with a ‘post-rock’ band that isn’t Sigur Ros.

Seriously, whoever came up with this idea of adding ‘post’ before a word didn’t think too far ahead, now that some are saying we’re in the age of post-post-modernism. Just because we’re past it doesn’t mean we need to do this! We’ve stopped using Australia Post, but do we refer to email as post-Australia Post? I can just imagine you saying ‘hey that’s actually a good idea’ and having no other reaction at all especially not something like ‘I’m sick of this crap.’ But no, it’s not a good idea.

There are some weird lyrics in here. Something about ‘sexing all your parliaments” and what could be a reference to the enthusiastic-but-unimpressive Sydney busking band Set Sail. It’s still a great song though, and the album drops in early September.

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