New Video: Fleet Foxes

Still standing firmly as one of the best album’s of the year, Fleet Foxes’ sophomore release Helplessness Blues still gives enormous joy on each listen. One track which stands out now as much as it did on the first listen is the 8 minute epic ‘The Shrine /An Argument’. For a band who seemingly thrive on concise, neatly packaged 3-4 minute folk-pop songs, this particular track represents is an ambitious landmark in their history; certainly their most daring and inspired work to date. And which other twee, hairy folk bands can boast a free form jazz instrumental at the end of one their songs? The video was directed be Sean Pecknold (brother of Fleet Fox front-man Robin).

The Shrine / An Argument from Sean Pecknold on Vimeo.