A poignant new fan-made video for Death Cab for Cutie’s “Grapevine Fires,” a song about the 2007 California fires is simply stunning. The animated reel was created by Death Cab fans at Walter Robot Studios, otherwise known as multimedia artist Bill Barminski and writer Christopher Louie. The duo has also made compelling clips for Modest Mouse and Gnarls Barkley, but its love for Ben Gibbard and Co. was reciprocated.
“I have been an admirer of the beautiful art of Walter Robot from afar for a while,” confessed Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer in a press release about the video, which premiered Monday. “Working with them on this video is an amazing dream come true and I am in awe of the stunning video they have made for us.”
This is one of the better videos I’ve seen in quite sometime. The melding of visuals and music is so spot on, it makes you remember why music videos could be so powerful in the first place.