I’ve been digging the new Horrors video since Pitchfork linked to it last week. It’s director Chris Cunningham’s first video in seven years! And just when my “Windowlicker” nightmares had ended. Oh well.
Apparently Chris discovered the two minute tune — think Art Brut meets Prodigy — on MySpace and decided it would benefit from some epileptic dancing from Samantha Morton (Minority Report, Sweet And Lowdown). During the chorus, Samantha’s character’s intestines spew out of her body. Lovely.
Chris tells Dazed & Confused: “I’d find it hard to make a video for a track which sounded completely retro. It would just make me think of old things. To me, ‘Sheena is a Parasite’ sounds very special and futuristic.”
Here’s the best part: the Horrors have signed to Stolen Transmission, Ultragrrrl’s label.
Sarah and I have been exchanging excited e-mails about the video. She thinks you guys might actually like it (I concur), but believes Stereogum readers HATE HER GUTS? Awww, they don’t hate you Sarah. They hate everything! Mazel Tov. This rocks: