The video for The Decemberists "This Is Why We Fight" plays down whatever militaristic fight song jingostic rah-rah bullshit that you might want to imagine. Instead, the video stars a group of bedraggled kids playing out a story of oppression and passive resistance. Consider it a higher-stakes version of "Sixteen Military Wives," the last video Aaron Stewart-Ahn directed for the band, in which a model UN devolves into chaos. --> watch "This Is Why We Fight"
artist: Ra Ra Riotsong: "Ghost Under Rocks"label: Barsuk (US) / V2 (UK)director(s): Brian Savelsonproduction co: Collaboration Factorycommissioner: Jill Kaplan/Skyway Productions rep: Laure Scott Management