Grizzly Bear's "While You Wait for the Others" Music Video

Grizzly Bear Band

Brooklyn-based indie rock foursome Grizzly Bear just released their latest music video for their song “While You Wait for the Others.” The video was directed by Sean Pecknold, perhaps best known for creating Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal” music video. Fun fact: his brother is the bushy-bearded Robin Pecknold, frontman of Fleet Foxes.

Sean Pecknold’s filming style is definitely one of the more distinct ones out there, since he makes heavy use of stop motion and overall weirdness (Is that even a valid technique?). I mean, in this video alone there is a masked fencer interacting with alarm clocks, parakeets, bunnies, elephants, kickballs, fake dogs, and creepy-looking naked dolls. Let’s not even get into the clay-mation, nightmare-inducing video for “White Winter Hymnal.”

Anyway, watch Grizzly Bear’s music video and let us know what you think.

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Fleet Foxes Perform "Sun Giant" and "Blue Ridge Mountains" in Paris [VIDEO]

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The indie-folk heroes from Seattle are at it once again, this time performing in and around Paris, France for La Blogotheque‘s Take Away Show. In this raw performance, Fleet Foxes show us just how versatile they really are. They perform two songs in this clip: “Sun Giant,” which is off of Sun Giant EP, and “Blue Ridge Mountains,” which is off of their self-titled debut album.

“Sun Giant” sounds great, but “Blue Ridge Mountains” sounds utterly remarkable, due to the acoustics. The unbelievably high ceilings and concrete floors/walls of an abandoned section of the Grand Palais (a huge exhibition hall in Paris that was built over 100 years ago) help create the cathedral-like sound. Whenever I listened to Fleet Foxes, I always imagined them recording in a place like this for some reason. I think it’s because they always tend to sing acappella in the middle of a song, and it sounds echoey, like in a cathedral. Anyway, take a look at the video.

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Fleet Foxes Performs English House on Late Night with Conan O'Brien

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Last week, indie folk band Fleet Foxes was featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. It marked the second occasion that the guys from Seattle appeared on network TV; they first appeared back on June on The Late Show with David Letterman. 2008 has been a huge year for Fleet Foxes; their second EP, Sun Giant, was released back in February and their self-titled debut album was released four months later. They also embarked on a North American and European tour from March until Septemer.

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Wilco Performs on The Colbert Report Before North American Tour

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On Thursday, October 30th, Chicago’s own Wilco performed on The Colbert Report. Wilco is just one of the many musical guests that Stephen Colbert has managed to snag in the last several years. Wilco is in good company; a few previous guests include Rush, The Decemberists, Apples in Stereo, R.E.M., Feist, Peter Frampton, The Roots, and Nas. After their appearance on The Colbert Report, Wilco headed to Madison, Wisconsin where they are scheduled to perform a Concert for Change later today. Wilco is also giving away a free copy of their cover of Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released” featuring Fleet Foxes. In order to download it, you need to pledge to vote.

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