Charlotte Gainsbourg and company sure know how to stir up some hype for her forthcoming album IRM, which is produced, co-written, and mixed by Beck. First, they dropped the title track for free (in exchange for an email address), then came a preview of the first single “Heaven Can Wait” via YouTube, and now the video premiere to the latter track, directed by the man behind Supergrass’s “Bad Blood” video, Keith Schofield.
Watch here or embedded below, as Beck and Gainsbourg provide the soundtrack to slow motion scenes of people buying guns, people breakdancing, a guy bathing in cereal, and a bunch of other dreamlike situations.
Actually, the cop tackling a man in a SpongeBob Squarepants Halloween costume is more like a nightmare to me, but if I can enjoy Dylan’s night terror of a “Must Be Santa” video, then this one works too, I suppose.
For all these people out there who cannot watch this video (i.e. me), this is a nice description. Let the mind-movies begin.
Beck’s Record Club: Can it get any more awesome? Yes it can. And it just did.
As you know, Record Club works like this: Beck rounds up a revolving cast of guests to cover an entire album’s worth of songs in a day. The results are then posted in weekly installments on Beck’s website.
The latest entry in the series? Beck, Wilco, Feist, and Jamie Lidell teaming up to cover the 1969 cult fave Oar by onetime Moby Grape/Jefferson Airplane member turned acid casualty Skip Spence. The album’s leadoff track, “Little Hands”, is up on Beck’s site right now. (…)