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See Peggy Sue’s Unsettling ‘Idle’ Video

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Brighton trio Peggy Sue’s “Idle” splits the difference between the lost soul tradition of country-blues and the self-loathing slacker vibes of indie rock, going so far as to mention troubled guitar legend Robert Johnson (“I will make like Robert Johnson swap the truth out for a song”) and invoke the mythic, otherworldly influence of pop’s menacing muse: “Let the devil make work for my idle hand s/ Let the devil teach his tune to my tasteless tongue.” The found footage video for “Idle” sets the song to leering footage of women dancing, and cuts in conjunction with the track’s rumbling drums and ringing guitars. It is fitting for a band who has scored Kenneth Anger’s iconic, biker-themed underground film classic, Scorpio Rising, and even released an EP inspired by the 1964 short. “Idle” comes from Peggy Sue’s Choir Of Echoes, out January 28 on Yep Roc Records.