Last week Sub Pop reissued Pissed Jeans’ 2005 debut album Shallow, and today that album’s brilliant “Boring Girls” gets a highly entertaining video by director Joe Stakun. This is the band’s third collaboration with Stakun, who also did “Bathroom Laughter” and “Romanticize Me” from last year’s Honeys. This time out Stakun has created a surreal dream scenario involving a pathetic schlub, described by the director as Full House meets Twin Peaks. The schlub is played by Clay Tatum, comedian Shelby Fero plays the postal worker, and Tatum’s dream date is Laura Simpson (Jennifer Lawrence’s friend who broke her fall at the Oscars). Conceptually this is a trip, and it’s visually striking too; shout out to those balloons. Watch below.
The Shallow reissue is out now on Sub Pop. Buy it here, and check out Pissed Jeans on tour this November in the western US:
11/01 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
11/02 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
11/04 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
11/05 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
11/06 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
11/07 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Park
11/09 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
And hey, here are some GIFs from the video because why not?