When we evaluated the Black Lips’ 200 Million Thousand, the general idea was catchy, interestingly textured songs, boringly predictable shtick. In the Chris Taylor-animated, drummer Joe Bradley-directed video for “Short Fuse” we get zero shtick, because the Atlanta band’s not around to pour their PBR on our heads or remind us they once went to a strip bar. Instead, it’s a literalist (and successfully vintage) take on the track: When Cole Alexander sings about eyes wide open, we see wide open eyes; the postman lyric brings the postman. We also see Humpty Dumpty have a great fall and, of course, plenty of (surprisingly handsome) short-fused TNT do its thing.
- Black Lips – “Short Fuse”Download
- Black Lips – “I’ll Be With You”Download
200 Million Thousand is out 2/24 on Die Slaughterhaus/Vice Music.