Death Cab for Cutie sing about cutesy things like love and trees in the song “Underneath the Sycamore”, from last year’s Codes and Keys. In the track’s Walter Robot-created music video, the action takes a turn toward the dark side as “cunning hipster private eye Mojowski” tracks a missing woman, and a mystery man to boot, across a gritty, noir-ish city. Eventually, our favorite P.I. finds the woman, standing atop the roof of the Hotel Sycamore. Whether he saves the girl and ends the day a hero winds up in a blur of metaphysical imagery that’s better left cracked by each viewer. Check out the video below (courtesy of Wired.com).
Codes and Keys is out now via Atlantic Records.