Tobacco

When Eric Wareheim gets the time out of his busy schedule to direct a music video it’s always worth your time. His Major Lazer and Beach House videos were two of the very best of last year. But while those videos were silly-weird and beautiful-weird respectively, this new Tobacco clip is terrifying-weird. Beginning as a late night infomercial for a family-run massage parlor, it quickly takes you on a first person tour through hell that plays out almost like a creepy amusement part ride as the various masked (and naked) family members lurch toward you like horny zombies. Filmed with a Texas Chainsaw-style graininess it’s really creepy, but it’s a good fit for “Streaker” (which finds Tobacco at his most abrasive and strange, which is really saying something) and you can’t take your eyes off it. Watch it below, but be warned that it’s NSFW.

Ultima II Massage is out 5/13 via Ghostly.

Comments (3)
  1. Video of the week. Easily.

  2. david lynch

  3. I am as much an avid Lynch fan as anyone else whose devoured his filmography but Eric Wareheim has far exceeded Lynch, at least when you compare what Wareheim is doing behind camera with what Lynch has done post-Inland Empire. That NIN video Lynch made last year was really underwhelming.

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