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Efterklang, "Hollow Mountain"

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New Efterklang vid features grainy landscape photography overlaid with geometric ciphers

Danish experimental folk outfit Efterklang returns with a new video for the opening track off of Piramida, their fourth studio album due in September on 4AD. Directed by Oodls (creative duo Jakob Steen and Christoffer Frandsen), the clip for "Hollow Mountain" is appropriately expansive, exploring sweeping natural landscapes via a series of photographs that hang from the beams of a......read more

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis On Growing Up In Seattle's Outdoors

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From the good folks at The Nature Conservancy

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis discuss what it was like growing up in Seattle's outdoors. Watch as they discuss growing up on Capitol Hill in Seattle and how nature's beauty influenced them. Mackelmore describes how he started rapping and freestyling when he was hanging out at parks at night.  ...read more

First Aid Kit "My Silver Lining"

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Swedish folkies unveil spooky video directed by Elliot Sellers

The Swedish sisters in First Aid Kit have unveiled a video for “My Silver Lining,” the lead single from their just-released album Stay Gold. Directed by Elliott Sellers, the spooky clip was shot in a mansion in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, and features the harmonizing sisters driving in a car with an invisible driver and shooting lightning from their fingertips. “We wanted to......read more

Woods, "Cali in a Cup"

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East coast folk-rockers head to California for some sunshine

Okay, so summer may officially be over, but you can relive some sunny glory with Woods' new video for their excellent "Cali in a Cup" single. Shot by Adarsha Benjamin on actual, real-life film, the vintage-tinged, sun-kissed clip features the band hangning at the beach, performing outdoors, and just plain chilling, Cali-style. Woods' Bend Beyond will be available on......read more

Beirut, "The Rip Tide"

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Indie folk band sets sail against a gorgeous backdrop of colors

In the first two and half minutes of the new video for "The Rip Tide," the title track from Beirut's 2011 LP, director Houmam Abdallah presents us with the scene of a sailboat cutting through an endless sea. It's serene and meditative, a nice visual accompaniment to a great song, and it didn't prepare us in the least for what happens next. We won't spoil the ending for you, but hang in there......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

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

Ferraby Lionheart, "Pocketknife"

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The latest video for LA's folk-pop troubadour

Ferraby Lionheart, who performed last week at the SHFT Webby party, teamed up with frequent collaborator Manny Marquez to make this video for "Pocketknife," off his 2010 LP The Jack of Hearts. Marquez nabbed the baroque folk champ between gigs in the Pacific Northwest to shoot some sweeping nature scenes around Hood River, Oregon. "Ferraby was touring through Portland, and I asked him to stay......read more

Ben Howard, "Old Pine"

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Mickey Smith-directed video provides lovely backdrop to Ben Howard's rustic folk.

23 Ben Howard's brand of gorgeous, stripped-down folk has people drawing comparisons to the likes of Nick Drake, Bon Iver and Jose Gonzalez. None of which are off base. Howard, who grew up on the rugged shores of western England, makes nostalgic, rustic music that conjures memories of crackling campfires. Take "Old Pine," for example. The title track off his upcoming debut EP......read more

Eat LACMA: Tomato Hootenanny

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Eat LACMA hosts a folk music jam celebrating growing food.

In the second installment in our series on Eat LACMA — Fallen Fruit and LACMA's a year-long investigation into food, art, culture and politics — Fallen Fruit throws a hootenanny centered around activities ranging from folk-music and square dancing to a salsa cook-off. During the event, participants experience and celebrate collective sustainability....read more

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