Forming from the cooled ashes of Chicago and national acts such as Company of Thieves, This Is Me Smiling, Ohvaur, Probably Vampires, and Tom Schraeder & His Ego, Volcanoes Make Islands (VMI) have indurated, thus forming a unified body. This landmass has a singular purpose: the craft and performance of time-honored, recognizable, audible art, i.e. music. Citing the influences of n(a,ur)ture, VMI utilize instruments of organic and synthetic design. Avoiding predictability for the sake of predictability, they can be found traipsing around Europe, recording an as-yet untitled release with Dan Smart of Field Auxiliary infamy, and gushing liquid hot magma.