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Bon Iver, "Holocene"

  • Beautiful official vid shot in Iceland

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    Though we've never been there, Iceland is a bit of an obsession 'round SHFT. The official video for "Holocene" — the standout second single off Bon Iver's eponymous second album — does nothing to temper our fixation. Director Nabil Elderkin represents the Icelandic landscape as a sort of fairy tale land (precisely what we imagine it to be in real life), through which a wool-clad boy walks on a solo adventure. The kid cuts a diminutive stance in the magnificent landscape, emphasizing human's irrelevance relative to the Earth at large. As the boy walks and the sun rises in the sky, Justin Vernon sings the chorus, "I could see for miles, miles, miles" — a perfectly matched pairing of song and image.

    For more, check out the equally beautiful, similarly-themed unofficial video for the same song.


    Bon Iver, "Holocene" (Deluxe)

  • Standout track on one of 2011's best albums gets a wintery new video
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  • Small Siskiyou Cedar Stump

  • Juniper Ridge delivers a truly natural answer to smelly socks
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  • Photos of Icelandic Volcanoes

  • Soft-hued landscape photography by Marcel Musil
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