and it is official, 2011 was the year of ambitious album openings.
i mean, a killer guitar line, light strings, digital-esque drum beat, fucking backing vocals by mountain man (what! holy shit, awesome ladies!! ok, maybe 2011 was the year of mountain man?), a metal breakdown, come on!
awesome studio video:
the album version is way more opulent (in a good way, even includes male harmony on feist–who is that, btw? sounds familiar, but i can’t figure it out), but this is a great video.