Harlan's Video Plays 'Games' With Your Head

WRITTEN BY
SPIN Staff

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

Now Watch This:
Harlan- "Computer Games Under the Sun"

Talk: Did Harlan's video have a streak-free shine?

On the Web:
thestillbeat.com
Harlan at MySpace

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Chris Brown & Trey Songz — Tuesday (Remix) " 04:26
  • 2 Buzzcocks — "It's Not You" " 02:46
  • 3 The Drums — Magic Mountain " 04:05
  • 4 Jessie Ware — Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe " 03:46
  • 5 Flying Lotus — Coronus, the Terminator " 02:40
  • 6 JEFF The Brotherhood — Gouge Away " 02:52

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA