WATCH: Broken Social Scene’s Oil-Wrestling Video!
Brendan Canning talks about the Toronto collective's clip for "Texico Bitches." Plus: New tour dates!
Forget mud wrestling — how about oil wrestling? No, not that kind of oil, you perv. Think Deepwater Horizon, Iraq, There Will Be Blood — you know, fossil fuel.
That’s the idea behind Toronto indie rock collective Broken Social Scene’s just released video for “Texico Bitches,” off their 2010 album Forgiveness Rock Record. Watch below!
It’s a twisted tale involving two rival gangs in face-paint, a few cans of oil, and an intense wrestling match between two slicked-up businessmen that ends in, well, a hardcore makeout session.
Brendan Canning spoke to SPIN about the video and what influenced it. “It’s like the ‘Two Tribes’ video by Frankie Goes to Hollywood,” Canning explains. “In that video there were fat business guys wrestling and slinging mud in a ring. And maybe there’s a little bit of [Duran Duran’s] ‘Girls on Film’ video thrown in there, too. “Texico Bitches” is a fun video…”
Watch the clip, then sound off in the comment section. Broken Social Scene will hit the road in early 2011 — see their complete tour dates below.
WATCH: Broken Social Scene, “Texico Bitches”
BSS tour dates:
1/16, London, ON (The Music Hall)
1/29, Edmonton, AB (Freezing Man Festival)
1/18, New York, NY (Terminal 5)
2/10, Atlanta, GA (Buckhead Theatre)
2/11, Tampa, FL (Ritz)
2/12, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Revolution Hall)
2/13, Orlando, FL (Firestone Live)
2/15, New Orleans, LA (Tipitina’s)
2/17, Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
2/18, Austin, TX (La Zona Rosa)
2/19, Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
2/20, Tulsa, OK (Cain’s Ballroom)