Palehound – “Molly” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

James Rettig | March 3, 2016 - 10:08 am

This is your brain on drugs! The video for Palehound’s “Molly” — off Ellen Kempner’s excellent Dry Food debut LP from last year — takes that age-old scare tactic and infamous PSA quite literally. It stars a cute little dude named EggGuy that gets fried up and served on a sandwich. After being eaten, he has some weird hallucinogenic effects on the consumer, which mostly involve deep thoughts about the circle of life and a lot of freaky moving images. Sounds like any trip ever! “EggGuy was concocted during a late morning brunch mishap,” co-directors Lara Jean Gallagher and Brian Kinkley explain. “We wanted to explore the frailty of life, what it means to have consciousness, and how much we could care about a pair of eyeballs. ‘Molly’ has just the right amount of weird sweetness to make this all seem really fun.” Watch below.

Tour Dates:
03/19 Boston, MA @ ArtsEmerson
05/18 Toronto, ON @ The Drake
05/19 Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
05/20 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
05/21 Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise
05/23 Washington, DC @ DC9
05/24 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
05/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
05/26 Portsmouth, NH @ Birdseye Lounge
05/28 Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
08/05-07 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

Dry Food is out now via Exploding In Sound.