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Another Round: Death Cab for Cutie – "Grapevine Fires"

on March 29, 2011, 4:03pm

Inspired by the wildfires across California, Ben Gibbard penned the song throughout his travels in ’07. With light organ fills and ear soothing vocal harmonies, “Fires” hits the soul right where it’s been fractured and shatters it to pieces. The accompanying video, directed by Walter Robot, the pseudonym for multimedia artist Bill Barminski and writer Christopher Louie, tackles both the subject matter and the overall mood of the song with tear-jerking precision. In fact, there’s a moment towards the middle (and you’ll know it) where your body just jolts…and you’re just neutral. It’s hard to describe, and that’s why you’re going to watch it instead.

-Michael Roffman

Read the article at Consequence of Sound!

Directed by: Walter Robot, aka Bill Barminski and writer Christopher Louie

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