The worlds of cinema and music coexist peacefully again. Not only have Fleet Foxes released a brand new album with the autumnal equinox (really, what else would you expect from this band?) By surprise, they also released an hour-long film to accompany them. The Seattle-based indie group, led by front man Robin Pecknold, worked with artist Kersti Jan Werdal shore“A road movie that shows Northwest American landscapes and the people and animals who inhabit them.”
The wonderful 16 mm film, which is staged, shot, edited, designed and cast by Kersti Jan Werdal and which contains the track list in order and title cards, is a perfect accompaniment to the beautiful new album. It was filmed on the land of the following First Nations: Clackamas, Cowlitz, Hoh, Klallam, Salish, Schitsu’umsh, Skokomish and Twana.
“I listened to the album while driving and observed landscapes that, in my opinion, resonated with the music, but also stood on their own,” said Werdel. “The film should exist side by side and deal with the album instead of being in a direct and symbiotic relationship with it. The urban and narrative scenes interact with the more surreal landscapes instead of facing each other. I hope the film, like the album, reflects optimism and strength. “
Below is a cast that includes Alta Amdal, Paris Collins, Robbie Corral, Adaliah Hernandez, Vijay Manival, Jack Paradise, Lily Rand, Classy, and Rita