Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Night Video

There's a whole school of new music out nowadays that I'm finding quite refreshing and interesting. Call it what you will, alternative, indie, whatever, but it's based on vocal harmony, quite unlike so much of the instrumental dissonance of the past decade (not that there's anything wrong with that). The music is typified acoustically by bands such as Grizzly Bear and more electronically by Animal Collective, and has its roots in Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys and David Crosby's If Only I Could Remember My Name (a 70s recording so laid back that it actually approached ambiance).

In this genre, here's Fleet Foxes performing White Winter Hymnal, for some reason with a cool claymation video. Enjoy.

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