John Schmersal, who came up in the ’90s with Brainiac and later Enon, has two projects he’s working on right now. There’s Crooks On Tape and Vertical Scratchers, and they both kick ass. This new video for “Way Out” off Vertical Scratchers’ recent album comes from director Danny Perez, most famous for directing Animal Collective’s visual album ODDSAC, and he packs a lot of personality in under two minutes. The video mainly consists of Schmersal bouncing around in a straitjacket, but the set design, makeup, and Schmersal’s charismatic performance make it a lot of creepy fun.
Daughter Of Everything is out now via Merge.