Written by Fense
Oh I like this video. Itâ€™s a bit of a departure from Fleet Foxesâ€™ first video, â€œWhite Winter Hymnalâ€, but itâ€™s just as good. The video displays perfectly the groupâ€™s ability to construct multiple-part vocal harmonies, and emphasizes the bandâ€™s folk-rock sensibilities. If you’re new to Fleet Foxes, you’re in for a treat; if you’re an old hand at their music, you pretty much know what to expect. Either way, the video is worth it.
It is no surprise that the setting represents a manger. When Robyn Pecknold appears on video, heâ€™s looking up as he singsâ€”his persona is that of a modern-day Jesus Christ and his ability to move the common man through the power of song, I would argue, is just as enlightening. Also starring in the video are about a dozen goats that move around the band as they perform “He Doesn’t Know Why”.
Both â€œHe Doesnâ€™t Know Whyâ€ and “White Winter Hymnal” can be found on Fleet Foxesâ€™ self-titled debut, out now on Sub Pop. The album is shaping up to be one of the top twenty of 2008â€”one of a few from the Sub Pop folks.
Fleet Foxes: White Winter Hymnal [mp3]
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