Watch the Goofy, Self-Aware Video for Wax Witches’ Gauzy ‘Twenty Seven’
Australian singer/songwriter Alex Wall attempts to evade assassination in the Pavement-esque clip
Wax Witches, the solo project of Alex Wall (Bleeding Knees Club), released one of the year’s better ’90s alt-rock throwback tunes with “Twenty Seven,” an aching ballad with dreampop-flicked guitars and a Jesus and Mary Chain-like drawl as Wall moans the song’s chorus: “I’m just 27 / Too young to go to heaven.” The song has now been matched with a similarly Buzz Bin-esque video, in which our leading man fishes an anonymous threatening note out of a river — very “Painted Soldiers” — and spends the video running from his unknown assailant, who may actually just be himself. Beavis and Butthead would’ve enjoyed tearing the purposefully silly clip to shreds, and Wall would’ve undoubtedly been thrilled to see them do so.
Watch the video above, and check out its parent album, Center of Your Universe, out now on Burger Records.