Video: Fleet Foxes – “The Shrine/An Argument”

As a disclaimer below the video reads: “Please watch in HD with headphones or speakers and full screen if you really want to get crazy.”

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-┼ávankmajer. 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.

MP3: Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes – Montezuma

Fleet Foxes – The Shrine/An Argument (BBC Maida Vale Session)

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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