Song: Rox in the Box - The Decemberists
Let’s talk about the amazing-ness that is the music in this video. Don’t get me wrong, the video itself is amazing too. And gave me a severe inferiority complex on many levels, but that’s for another post (and probably for the sake of my credibility an entirely different blog).
The Setup: This is a short video follwing the Longboard Girls Crew from Madrid Spain as they shred down the Madrid Mountains.
The initial instrumental setup is perfect, the panning scenes dotted with the boarders as they make their trek up the side of the mountain.
Then the song starts. It’s magical. They hurl themselves down the mountain with a grace and finesse that seems impossible on a skateboard, do moves that seem utterly impossible and potentially disastrous, and laugh into the camera as blood slips from the gashes on their arms and legs.
As the terrain finally evens out and the sun is beginning to set, the song starts to fade, ending with an instrumental part that syncs perfectly with the dance/cheer/amazing display of athleticism two of the boarders do as the camera follows behind, trailing them into the sunset.
This video and this song are the definition of soul mates.