Directed by Ray Tintori ’06, the video is a whole six minutes long and jumps between live action, puppets, and a psychedelic cartoon, with a narrative pitting a terrified toddler against a slew of hellish monsters.
Joanna Newsom appears as a Bad Mother, carelessly toting the protagonist around while oblivious to the danger he faces everywhere. Who can save him from evil zombies and bad parenting? Team MGMT dressed in aluminum foil, led by a godlike Andrew VanWyngarden, that’s who. Unless entropy gets him first!
Just watch it:
[via Carlo Francisco ’11/Stereogum]
That must be a well-adjusted kid – MGMT claim no children were harmed in the making of this video.
And yeah, that quote is not Mark Twain, it’s Nietzsche. Lulz?
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