Every Friday we take a look at some of the best (and worst) new music videos from across the web.
The Offspring – “Coming For You”
Of all the second-wave 90’s punk bands, The Offspring have always taken themselves the least seriously.
While their contemporaries grew up, got political, and tattooed spiderwebs on their heads, The Offspring continued to churn out the same inoffensive, vaguely anti-authoritarian Dad-punk they always had.
And the payoff for several decades of self-deprecation?
The ability to release a video best described as a “Rumble in the Juggalo Jungle” and have nobody bat an eye.
Quickly escalating from hand buzzers and seltzer bottles to full-on Mortal Clownbat, it isn’t long before Bozo has been beheaded and the walls are coated with circus splatter.
The carnage reaches a crescendo with the entrance of a murderous mime, who enacts a Marcel Marceau-inspired massacre on the remaining combatants.
Or just confirm your belief that both clowns and mimes are creepy as %#$#. One of the two.
Axwell & Ingrosso – “On My Way”
Continuing our fight club theme is “On My Way” by Axwell and Ingrosso.
It’s a story as old as time: two legendary EDM DJs from the wrong side of the tracks hatch a plan to get paid by fixing an underground cage fight.
OK, maybe not as old as time, but at least a couple of weeks.
Directed by long-time Jonas Åkerlund collaborator Christian Larson, “On My Way” follows the pair as they prepare for their big fight in classic white-trash fashion: shovelling coal at the plant, working the heavy bag in the trailer park, and doing assisted preacher curls in a junkyard gym.
Chains on a preacher curl bar? These dudes are rough!
Lethal Bizzle – “Fester Skank”
Our final video comes to us from English grime artist Lethal Bizzle, whose video for “Fester Skank” is two-and-a-half minutes of wondrous WTF.
Featuring chickens on leashes, miniature lambos, and a feces-covered talent contest judged by puppets, “Fester Skank” is one of the most impressively absurd things we’ve seen this year.
The best part of it all? Bizzle’s signature dance “The Fester” was legitimately inspired by Addams Family.
Uncle Fester, to be exact.
A full-fledged dance craze back in Bizzle’s native England, faking a seizure never looked quite so good.
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