Volcano Choir Reveal Epic Single from Repave, “Byegone”

Photo by Cameron Wittig

Photo by Cameron Wittig

Volcano Choir send hype into overdrive with “Byegone” from Repave.

Volcano Choir have released the first single from their recently announced album, Repave, and it has me very optimistic for the album. Straying from the band’s previous experimental, electronic sound, “Byegone” is an epic, anthemic journey led by Justin Vernon’s stirring vocal performance. Repave releases on September 3rd through Jagjaguwar. Listen to “Byegone” below.

Lyrics reprinted so that you can read along:

day dead bye-gone
laying near the lights of the knights of the northern lodges
there’s a border road
no one slip slides or is stoppin’
and the neighborly, sleeping in a coffin

with enough keif
you could really bore someone
took a rat trap out to the Ache Inn
we were drinking all the ways to down
door ‘as wide open
you know what were saying ‘bout us now
he’s a legend
i’m a legend
and we both go tripping thru the door

well, YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE NORTHERN, NOW
i heard you promise me
at the north end of monogamy
cut there from filament lead

somewhere i heard you scream:
for others’ hearts
and in the limiest of lights
hold the keys to a Cuban flight that you won’t ever ride
it’s time to up and die

set sail!!!!!
set sail!!!!
set sail!!!!
set sail!!!!

hon, you plenty competent
so why aren’t you confident
it’s softening to be softening
then why are you so constant then?
are we going on a coat ride?
well, were off and definitely stumbling
tossin’ off your compliments, wow
sexing all your Parliaments

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
09/28/13 Milwaukee, WI: The Pabst Theater
10/18/13 Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue

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