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Harlan’s Video Plays ‘Games’ With Your Head

Exclusive! Watch Harlan's touching, trippy video for "Computer Games Under the Sun," from the debut album, The Still Beat.

Harlan’s “Computer Games Under the Sun” could be the most touching journey undertaken by an inanimate object in a music video since Blur highlighted the pathos of a half-pint of milk in “Coffee & TV”. Inspired by the surreal paintings of Harlan’s creator, John Harlan Norris, the clip follows a mysterious bottle of household cleaner on a quest to bury his past. If the premise sounds a bit bleak, the quartet’s rhythmic Beck-meets-XTC bleeps keep it from being a bummer. Harlan’s The Still Beat is beating now on Odd Thud Records. BRIANA MOWREY

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Harlan- “Computer Games Under the Sun”

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