The album’s first single, “Island, IS,” is a catchy dogpile of guitar loops with minor tonal alterations. Vernon provides the song’s harmonies vocally, contrasting the somewhat utilitarian nature of the backdrop. I know that I’m not making the song sound too exciting, but if you’re familiar with Vernon’s ability to make just about anything sound ethereal and angelic, you can give “Island IS” a listen and be intrigued. It’s a simple song, but it brims with nuance. I like this song better than anything on Vernon’s Blood Bank EP.
Letters From A Tapehead