As a hangover video, Porcelain Raft's "I Found a Way" is the worst. When the world goes underwater and the bubbles overlay his head, when the trees buckle and contract, it hits so close to home. And that snare is so persistent, knocking and knocking your skull until only tape hiss can overcome it, which hardly helps. But it’s so beautiful, and we’ve been watching it and only it for twenty minutes, trying to unpack every detail. The first time the wave crashed we thought it was snow. The pattern on his shirt looks like a cross. If the sun never goes down, I will never go to sleep again.
February 15, 2011