The Decemberists have a video up for their song “16 Military Wives” off of their most recent album. It’s for download with BitTorrent which is pretty cool, and they’re one of the first bands that I’ve seen use that approach for distributing stuff. Unfortunately, since it seems that this has been up for a while already and interest has faded somewhat the .torrent seems to have almost no one uploading on it. I guess that’s kind of the major drawback of BitTorrent. Anyway, the video itself is pretty cool. It’s got a quirky kind of Wes Anderson-esque feel. Ok, a total Wes Anderson feel. Like it could have been shot on the set of Rushmore or something. It’s good though. Just watch it.
Comment by Neal on 2005-06-02 23:52:52 +0000
In addition to being all-around awesome, that video features some of the best acting by band members that I have ever seen. I don’t know their names, but the U.S. representative guy was deliciously evil.
Comment by Brett on 2005-06-03 09:49:39 +0000
It’s also available online here: http://www.otaku-house.com/films/decdnload.htm