As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, The Decemberists are slated to debut mini films set to songs from The Hazards of Love. And while this is not part of that much anticipated feature, it is a little treasure that will hopefully satiate us until then.
The video for “The Rake Song” was created and directed in Moscow, by Alex Dashino and Varvara Volodina. Alex and Varvara are students at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London where they specialize in Moving Image.
Much like The Hazards of Love, this video is cooky and stunning at the same time. Completely enjoyable.