Directed by Jen Uman & Bucky Fukumoto
Garage-punk duo rock out in front of a green screen, turn public-access cheese into something transcendent.
SCHARPLING: This is my favorite video of the year. [Scharpling asked to discuss this clip.] It captures the spirit of the song perfectly and the spirit of these two guys who make up the band too. There's something about the footage. It's got this low-budget version of scope that I love. At the end, there's the shot of the eyes opening and closing. My favorite thing is when the loop resets. That's just beautiful to me. That whole thing of trying to best represent the song and the artist? This does that for, like, no money at all, and the M.I.A. video [#7, "Bad Girls"] does it with a ton of money, but they stayed true to the song's spirit, too. But that Mumford & Sons [#5, "Lover of the Light"] is true to them because they blow. And I think the Odd Future one [#9, "Rella"] is true to them because I think they are horrible. I don't know. The only two videos I'm really jealous of are this one and the M.I.A. one, and they're on opposite ends of the spectrum.