Watch Beach House's Fantastical Ray Wise-Starring 'Wishes' Video

Eric Wareheim directs, horses rear, fireworks fly

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In SPIN's review of Beach House's lovely 2012 long-player Bloom, Mike Powell describes song "Wishes" as "underpinned by rhythm tracks that are eerily heavy, almost inevitable ... it's walking toward you, druid cloak dragging through the sand." That's fair, but the imagery might have been just a touch off the mark if the song's fantastical new music video is any indication.

Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric) directs and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop, Reaper) stars in the colorful clip that documents an incredible athletic event. Wise lip-syncs Victoria Legrand's uplifting vocals to an awestruck stadium as his dedicated posse of cheerleaders and acrobats execute a striking performance that combines medieval tradition with ninja weaponry and, because Wareheim's in the saddle, dick jokes.

"Beach House, Ray Wise, fireworks, and horses. How can I go wrong?" Wareheim said via statement. "This is the first project that I've ever collaborated creatively with the band. Victoria's imagery inspired me to create this special half time show. It also helps that Beach House is literally on my top 5 list of bands, ever."

The Baltimore-based dream-poppers hit the road in a few days. Let's hope they bring the nunchucks.

Beach House tour dates:

March 9 - Bologna, IT @ Estragon #
March 10 - Rome, IT @ Piper Club #
March 11 - Milan, IT @ Magazzini Generali #
March 13 - Barcelona, ES @ Apolo #
March 14 - Barcelona, ES @ Apolo #
March 15 - Madrid, ES @ La Riviera #
March 16 - Lisbon, PT @ TMN AO Vivo #
March 17 - Porto, PT @ Hard Club #
March 19 - Aviles, ES @ Centro Niemeyer #
March 21 - Luxembourg, LX @ Rockhal #
March 22 - Paris, FR @ La Cigale #
March 25 - London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire #
March 26 - London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire #
April 8 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
April 9 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
April 10 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House**
April 12 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 15 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues**
April 16 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore**
April 17 - Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Library at Big Sur**
April 19 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 21 - Marfa, TX @ Crowley Theatre at Ballroom Marfa**
April 23 - Oxford, MS @ The Lyric**
April 24 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's**
April 26 - Baltimore, MD @ The Lyric Opera House*
June 7 - New York, NY @ Governors Ball at Randall’s Island
June 13 - Charlotte, NC @ The Neighborhood Theatre
June 14 - 16 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
July 16 - Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Oudegracht
July 20 - Dublin, IE @ The Iveagh Gardens
July 31 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
August 8 - Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
August 9 - Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
August 11 - Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
September 6 - Mexico City, MX @ TBA

*w/ Lower Dens & Yo La Tengo
**w/ Holy Shit
# w/ Marques Toliver

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