Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
July 7, 2008
Summer is already moving too fast. I feel like July 4th is equivalent to the season’s halftime. I wish there was a way to slow down the passage of time and control the seasons…Hey, whaddyaknow! Seems Fleet Foxes had that same idea when they came up with the video for “White Winter Hymnal” from their recently released self-titled debut. You’ll have to check it out at Pitchfork since they have the exclusive, but it’s a sweet video. Employing claymation to great effect, the video depicts a group of friends, likely the band members, controlling the seasons with the turning of a wheel. The song is poignant and the album as a whole is even better. Listening to it might even help you relax and keep the summer from getting away from you.
Here’s a live version to hold you over until you catch the video: