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Amazing Animated Video for Death Cab for Cutie's "Grapevine Fires"

Death Cab for Cutie’s 2008 album Narrow Stairs didn’t immediately grab me the way their last two discs did, but I’ve come to really like it. The one song I unequivocally loved on first listen was “Grapevine Fires,” a haunting, beautifully paced track about the effects of the 2007 Southern California wildfires. Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard experienced the conflagration first hand.

Now two Death Cab fans have made a wonderful animated video for the song. According to Wired’s Underwire blog, where I first saw it, the video was created by Bill Barminski and Christopher Louie of Walter Robot Studios. This gives me the chills.