Islands Disappear is Said the Whale's second full-length album. It was released on October 13, 2009. Music videos for some of the songs have been made and are available on YouTube. Like their first album many of the songs reference events or places in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Chart wrote, in a positive review of the album, "We all know Said The Whale have what it takes to make a raucous pop album, but they've instead opted for substance over flare. That chosen direction has them drifting toward New Pornographers territory—crafting songs that start simply, change direction, then gradually mutate into singalong choruses."