Wye Oak – “Fish” (Official Video)
In which Kathryn Fahey, the painter of Wye Oak’s debut LP cover, and Michael O’Leary, the photographer whose work graces the cover of Civilian, team up for the first official video off the Baltimore duo’s latest record. Fahey tells NPR:
I wanted to portray the man’s journey through the watery landscape with a more surreal approach. The puppets aren’t realistic or in scale with each other, and each seahorse and jellyfish is inspired by more than one species of its kind. Shadow puppetry is an ancient art form, and [Wye Oak’s] Andy [Stack] was interested in having the video show that very basic and simple quality of the puppets.