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The Cave Singers Premiere “Black Leaf” Video


Today, Pitchfork.tv premiered The Cave Singers’ whimsical and lovely video for “Black Leaf,” the latest singe from their Jagjaguwar debut No Witch. In the video, we follow three young heroes on a day’s adventure across their wintery, lakeside town that eventually leads them into a monster’s lair.

Along the way, they discover the body of a dead owl. It’s detailed wings had us wondering whether or not the owl was a prop or a truly dead animal. We talked to the director Sam Macon to get the answer:

“It’s totally real. The mother of the main kid in the video found it on the side of the road in montana. She’s a filmmaker, fabricator, artist and organic farmer. I collaborated with her on the construction of the monster, and as we were working on the thing she mentioned, “Oh, I have a great horned owl in the freezer. Should I bring that?” I said, “Sure.” The kids really reacted to it in a heavy, beautiful way i think. For any animal rights concerns, it was obviously not killed for the purpose of the video, and was treated with the utmost respect.”

The Cave Singers began their tour with Seattle folk brethren Fleet Foxes over the weekend. This is a not-to-be-missed concert experience. See all the dates HERE.

Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Ur Life One Night by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Surrender by Briana Marela

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Briana Marela
Iowa City, IA - The Mill  w/ Jenny Hval

Viet Cong
Athens, GR - Six D.O.G.S.

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