Fleet Foxes have released an animated video for their eight minute epic "The Shrine/An Argument." Needless to say, the video matches the song's ambitious tone.
In the clip, we see stop-motion, paper mache animation of surreal looking animals hunting and being hunted, while mysterious hands pluck at strings to mimic the sound of the guitar. A two-headed dragon devours its prey. A celebration around a bonfire takes place. Life and death are the main themes here, but it's the animation itself that really stands out—colorful, lively, and eye grabbing. It makes the video and song's heavy tone easier to swallow. Check it out below, and while you're down there, check out some Fleet Foxes tour dates too.
11/21 Komplex / Zurich, Switzerland w/ Vetiver
11/22 Fri-Son / Fribourg, Switzerland w/ Vetiver
11/24 Santana 27/ Bilbao, Spain w/ Vetiver
11/25 La Riviera - Primavera Club / Madrid, Spain w/ Vetiver
11/26 Auditorio de Cartagena - Cartagena Jazz Festival / Cartagena, Spain w/ Vetiver
11/27 LAuditori - Primavera Club / Barcelona, Spain w/ Vetiver
11/29 Heineken Music Hall / Amsterdam, Holland w/ Vetiver
11/30 Forest National Club / Brussels, Belgium w/ Vetiver
12/01 O2 Academy / Leeds, UK w/ Vetiver Sold Out!
12/29 - 31 Falls Festival / Lorne, Vic & Marion Bay, Taz, Australia
1/02 Sydney Opera House / Sydney, Australia
1/03 Sydney Opera House / Sydney, Australia
1/04 Sydney Opera House / Sydney, Australia
1/06 Palais Theatre / Melbourne, Australia Sold Out!
1/07 - 08 Southbound Festival / Busselton, WA, Australia
1/10 Tivoli / Brisbane, Australia
1/11 Tivoli / Brisbane, Australia Sold Out!
1/13 Wellington Town Hall / Wellington, New Zealand
1/14 Town Hall / Auckland, New Zealand
1/17 Big Cat / Osaka, Japan
1/18 Club Quatro / Nagoya, Japan
1/20 Studio Coast / Tokyo, Japan