This is a fun one considering it's all serious and stuff. For the official video of The Decemberists' "This Is Why We Fight", Colin Meloy and company go the kid theater route with some serious Lord Of The Flies vibes, albeit with way more hardcore outfits. Oh, and lots of shots of sad kid faces, featuring some not very subtle close-ups during the first chorus. As an added bonus you end on a bit of a cliffhanger, unless you think they just took the beating with their pride intact. I'm hoping more for a trap preferably involving barracudas. I've always thought they were cool.
If you want to catch the band live you certainly have no excuses to miss it as they are playing pretty much everywhere through the summer including official festival whore status with stops at Jazzfest, Sasquatch, Bonarroo, the Newport Folk Festival and Outisde Lands on the docket. [via consequence of sound]