August 8, 2008

XOvision: My video of the week...

I'm going all Stereogum on you for a moment. This video is fresh and witty... although Stereodumb might say it's "on point" or something. You have to watch the whole thing to get it, though. It builds to an amusing ending that's the opposite of the usual transformations in teen movies.

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I assume I'm not the only one that thinks this sounds like a subversive outtake from Paul Simon's Graceland. ???

5 comments:

D'luv said...

Ha! The Stereogum peeps sit about 10 feet from me.

countpopula said...

This is one of my favorite new acts this year. Yeah, it can get a bit "Mambazo-y", but they give it a fresh spin, and look great doing it.

Plus, who else has mentioned Peter Gabriel in a song?

Michael said...

Cute video.

Salvador Ali said...

Yikes! That girl has the power to turn any band into The Cure. Very cute and frightening

Adem With An E said...

Brilliant video. Saw these guys perform live for about 10 minutes last weekend at the Splendour In The Grass music festival and they were aces.