Between movie trailers and French presidential campaigns and your mom’s iPod, “Kids” was pretty inescapable in 2008. And while Ray Tintori’s just-released video for the Oracular Spectacular standout doesn’t look like it would’ve taken eight months to complete, trippy things come to those who wait. We’re basically getting three clips in one, starting with scenes of monsters terrifying a child, then a televised puppet show, and as the final segment a psychedelic cartoon. The band appears briefly in silver garb and facepaint (obvs). MGMT promise no children were harmed in the making of this video. I think the kid’s therapist will have to confirm that in twenty years.
UPDATE: Yep, that’s Joanna Newsom.
You can catch the band
on drugs on tour:
06/09 Little Rock, AR @ The Village
06/11 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
06/13 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
07/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park
07/21 Jersey City, NJ @ All Points West