Skip directly to content
Browse by:
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018
    Fleet Foxes Release Short Film for "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar"
    Sean Pecknold

    Fleet Foxes have released a short film for their Crack-Up album opener, "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar," directed by Sean Pecknold, with art direction and production design by Adi Goodrich, both of Sing-Sing, and choreography by Steve Reker. It was shot entirely on 35mm film in southern California, creating a look that feels like an old Technicolor movie, with everything hand-made and in-camera. It was made in partnership with WeTransfer, which commissioned and helped produce the video, which you can watch below.

    WeTransfer is hosting the video on their editorial platform WePresent alongside a conversation among the Pecknold siblings Robin (lead singer), Sean (filmmaker), and Aja (band manager), who have shaped the visuals, sounds, and story of Fleet Foxes for a decade.

    "For me, the song encapsulated the themes and feelings of the whole record like an overture," says director Sean Pecknold; "the darkness / lightness, the fast / slow, the tension between two competing voices and the unpredictable dynamic shifts of tempo and voice. I wanted to create a striking visual allegory that felt both intimate and lonely, grand and triumphant.

    "With the film I wanted to visualize the struggle within the song through the story of a fictional character trying to escape from his house and reach an ever elusive mythical place only to be brought back to the start by the pull of a mysterious red cube. At the start of the film it’s as if we have happened upon a man tired from a repetitive struggle that has been going on for weeks, months, even years. There becomes a frustrating sense of repetition as he attempts to reach these metaphorical end goals and fails time after time. It’s something I can relate to, and hopefully others can too."

    To pick up a copy of Crack-Up, Fleet Foxes' 2017 Nonesuch Records debut album, head to iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout; the album can also be heard on Apple Music and Spotify.

    Journal Articles:Artist NewsVideo

Enjoy This Post?

Share This Post

Fleet Foxes Release Short Film for "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar"

Browse by:
nonesuch's picture
on September 6, 2018 - 11:00am
Article Type: 
Publish date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:00
Excerpt: 

Fleet Foxes have released a short film for their Crack-Up album opener, "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar," directed by Sean Pecknold, with art direction and production design by Adi Goodrich and choreography by Steve Reker. The film was shot on 35mm film in southern California, creating a look that feels like an old Technicolor movie, with everything hand-made and in-camera. WeTransfer commissioned and helped produce the video. Watch it here.

Copy: 

Fleet Foxes have released a short film for their Crack-Up album opener, "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar," directed by Sean Pecknold, with art direction and production design by Adi Goodrich, both of Sing-Sing, and choreography by Steve Reker. It was shot entirely on 35mm film in southern California, creating a look that feels like an old Technicolor movie, with everything hand-made and in-camera. It was made in partnership with WeTransfer, which commissioned and helped produce the video, which you can watch below.

WeTransfer is hosting the video on their editorial platform WePresent alongside a conversation among the Pecknold siblings Robin (lead singer), Sean (filmmaker), and Aja (band manager), who have shaped the visuals, sounds, and story of Fleet Foxes for a decade.

"For me, the song encapsulated the themes and feelings of the whole record like an overture," says director Sean Pecknold; "the darkness / lightness, the fast / slow, the tension between two competing voices and the unpredictable dynamic shifts of tempo and voice. I wanted to create a striking visual allegory that felt both intimate and lonely, grand and triumphant.

"With the film I wanted to visualize the struggle within the song through the story of a fictional character trying to escape from his house and reach an ever elusive mythical place only to be brought back to the start by the pull of a mysterious red cube. At the start of the film it’s as if we have happened upon a man tired from a repetitive struggle that has been going on for weeks, months, even years. There becomes a frustrating sense of repetition as he attempts to reach these metaphorical end goals and fails time after time. It’s something I can relate to, and hopefully others can too."

To pick up a copy of Crack-Up, Fleet Foxes' 2017 Nonesuch Records debut album, head to iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout; the album can also be heard on Apple Music and Spotify.

featuredimage: 
Fleet Foxes: "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar" [video]

Related Posts

  • Friday, September 21, 2018
    Friday, September 21, 2018

    The acclaimed trio Mountain Man's first album in eight years, Magic Ship, is out now. The record includes eleven originals plus interpretations of songs by Ted Lucas and Michael Hurley, and a traditional hymn—"intimate, close-harmony songs that tap into an ageless essence of traditional ballads and lullabies as they contemplate companionship, family, love and death," says the New York Times. Nonesuch Store CD and vinyl orders include an exclusive signed print while supplies last; bundle options include an exclusive tote bag. The trio will be at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on September 24 and will tour the US this fall.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist NewsReviews
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Fleet Foxes will release a special limited-edition collection to mark the tenth anniversary of their debut album, entitled First Collection 2006–2009, on Nonesuch in Europe and Sub Pop for the rest of the world, on November 9. The package features content spanning the early days of Fleet Foxes' career, including the self-titled full-length debut album on 12" vinyl, as well as the Sun Giant EP on 10" vinyl and the first vinyl releases of both the very limited-edition, previously only self-released The Fleet Foxes EP on 10" and B-Sides & Rarities on 10". The special edition will also be released on CD and digitally. Watch a trailer featuring archival footage here.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News
[{"parent":{"title":"Get on the list !","body":" Get exclusive information about NONESUCH tour dates, video premieres and special announcements ","field_newsletter_id":"14075483","field_label_list_id":"6389157","field_display_rates":"-1","field_preview_mode":"false","field_lbox_height":"","field_lbox_width":"","field_toaster_timeout":"16000","field_toaster_position":"From Bottom","field_turnkey_height":"800"}}]

Performs On