Mastodon used to make videos about evil clowns and cannibal cavemen, but in making the clip for “High Road,” the first single from their new album Once More ’Round the Sun, they’ve gone a different route entirely. With this one, they tell the story of a skinny dweeb who gets beat up during a LARP battle, a nerd even among nerds. It’s one of those underdog stories, and its training montage is one for the ages. Roboshobo directs, and it’s just a ridiculously fun video, one that you absolutely should watch below.
Once More ’Round The Sun is out 6/24 on Reprise.