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Dead Man's Bones "Dead Hearts"

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Tense, haunting song provides perfect soundtrack to eerie animated video.

The video for lead single off Dead Man's Bones debut album, released in fall 2009, is a mesmerizing piece of work. Directed by the duo themselves (actor Ryan Gosling alongside Zach Shields), "Dead Hearts" got a huge helping hand from set designer Jed Hathaway, known for his work on the stop-motion Adult Swim show "Robot Chicken." A strange and wonderful short film....read more

Akron/Family, "Cast A Net"

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Young girl goes on fantastical adventure in new Akron/Family video

Directed by Brian Ziffer, the music video for Akron/Family’s "Cast A Net" is full of images of childhood innocence and imagination, set in a world of animation and CGI. The trio, Dana Janssen, Seth Olinsky, and Miles Seaton, also make an appearance in the underwater wonderland. The video works perfectly with the dreamy sounds and lush harmonies Akron/Family create in the song. "Cast A Net"......read more

Bowerbirds, "Tuck the Darkness In"

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Melancholy vibes abound in this beautiful new video for North Carolina folk trio

Bowerbirds' uniquely pastoral folk sound gets an appropriately-themed video in this clip for new single "Tuck the Darkness In." Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, the video finds a doe-eyed boy considering the lives of fish after he catches a couple and feels terrible about it. He goes on to observe the sea creatures in a variety of habitats, mournfully coming to terms with what he did. It's......read more

Atlantic Garbage Patch Discovered

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Study finds area of the North Atlantic Ocean where plastic debris accumulates.

Scientists have discovered an area of the North Atlantic Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The region is said to compare with the well-documented "great Pacific garbage patch". Kara Lavender Law of the Sea Education Association told the BBC that the issue of plastics had been "largely ignored" in the Atlantic. She announced the findings of a two-decade-long study at the......read more

Sean Lynch's Otherwordly New York

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Surreal infrared photographs depict the city in hot pink and cobalt blue

New York photographer Sean Lynch uses infrared film to render his surroundings in an unearthly manner. Using Kodak Ektachrome--a professional infrared film that was discontinued six years ago--Lynch transforms everyday views into surreal scenes, with hot pink plantlife popping out against icy blue skies. The above slideshow features images he shot since the fall in New York City, as well as......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Water

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New SHFT series Brooklyn Informed launches with a look at water conservation efforts in the borough.

Brooklyn Informed, our new web series, profiles real people pursuing the practice of sustainability in BK, a breeding ground for greening activity. The series jumps off with an episode on water, going deep with artist Mary Jordan and entrepreneur Sean Meenan on their respective water conservation projects in the borough. ...read more

Fleet Foxes, "The Shrine/An Argument"

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Sean Pecknold's tripped-out animation for top track off Seattle folkies' latest LP

We managed to miss this one when it dropped late last year, and goddamn if it may just be one of the videos of the year. At 8-plus minutes, "The Shrine/An Argument" is a certified epic, and maybe the best track off the Seattle folk heroes' patchy 2011 LP, Helplessness Blues. The video, directed by Sean Pecknold (brother of Fleet Foxes frontman Robin), features some eye-popping stop......read more

Pure Bathing Culture, "Ivory Coast"

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Oddly touching video directed by Sean Pecknold

In the profoundly weird new video for "Ivory Coast," Portland-based duo Pure Bathing Culture heads to the Oregon coast where singer Sarah Versprille and her blue alien baby are followed around by a hologram shark. Fairly normal stuff. The clip was directed by Sean Pecknold, the brother of lead Fleet Fox Robin, who manages to squeeze some emotion into what is otherwise a very strange......read more

Like a Lunatic

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Director Sean Pecknold offers up some friendly advice for life in the internet age

With Like A Lunatic, talented filmmaker Sean Pecknold adds to his growing list of videos that have found a happy home here on SHFT.  Combining a variety of animation techniques with still motion, Pecknold's latest clip offers up some friendly advice for happy living in the internet age. As a manifesto of sorts, it gets a wee preachy at times, but the overall message--spend time in nature, be......read more

Sean Pettit Full Part 2015

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An Awesome Ski Short From Super Proof

Since it's ski season, and some of our team is at the Sundance Film Festival, we thought this short might inspire.  Enjoy!...read more

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