Six years after they released a double album, Everclear are back with a new album (Welcome to the Drama Club, out September 12) and a highly controversial new video for the debut single, “Hater.” In the clip, which the band dedicates to “Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and all others who hate in the name of Jesus,” a man wearing a crown of thorns wakes up in a haze to find whippet shells in his bloody palms. He then spends the better part of the day checking his “HaterJesus” MySpace profile, looking at porn, using a cross for strength training, taking money from the homeless, drinking while driving, and unzipping his pants to reveal a statue of the Virgin Mary.
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Everclear – “Hater” (via iFilm)
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On the Web: HaterJesus on MySpace