It’s a wise word of advice when watching Fleet Foxes’ newest music video for “The Shrine/An Argument”, the eight-minute epic off the band’s sophomore album Helplessness Blues. Directed by frontman Robin Pecknold’s brother Sean Pecknold, it’s an animated acid trip that’s part-Miyazaki and part-Švankmajer. Unlike most self-indulgent visual trips in music today, the music actually syncs with the visuals to create some very cool moments. Both senses are enhanced with this excellent and aptly representative video.
Oh yeah, if you’re watching it on shrooms then you should look out for the sequence starting at 02:37. It gets pretty crazy.