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Each week Nat Geo Music scours the far reaches of the internet to bring you the coolest new videos from around the globe, but this week we have an extra-special treat: the world premiere of "Holocene", the latest video from indie rock icon Bon Iver . Taken from Bon Iver's self-titled follow-up album to 2008's acclaimed For Emma, Forever Ago , the video for "Holocene" was shot entirely in I celand by director Nabil Elderkin. "[Iceland] is the most magical place in the world," Elderkin told us via email. "It looked like Mars to me, so I always wanted to shoot there. When Bon Iver gave me the reins on this video, I knew it had to be filmed there." Watching the video, it's easy to agree with Elderkin, who shot some stunning footage of a young Icelandic boy traversing the island's volcanic landscape and shoreline; using Iceland's dramatic geological beauty to conjure the dramatic from the mundane.
Beirut's new album, The Rip Tide , comes out August 30. Courtesy of the artist Audio for this feature is no longer available. If you're already a fan of Beirut , the first thing you notice on its new album is how much the band's ringleader, Zach Condon, has matured as a songwriter.