Even though we’ve been fans of WMMF’s for awhile now, and even though new brash and melodic rocker “Sultan” is pretty great, they never struck us the cocky type. Or the fencing type, really. So okay the track’s video casts the Austin boys in an unfamiliar light, parrying and lunging and acting pretty full of themselves. But none of that holds a candle to WMMF’s WTF casting of a certain uni-testicled biking champion who once dated Sheryl Crow and who shall remain nameless and who may or may not be named Lance Armstrong. Seriously it’s such a good surprise, you guys.

It was totally Lance Armstrong. That’s the first video from the band’s What Doesn’t Kill Us, which is out 3/4 on Barsuk. A track from it, for you, in case you missed it:

And check ’em on tour:

02/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
02/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Cid
03/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
03/07 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Record Release Party
03/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft at Center Stage +
03/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar +
03/14 – New York, NY @ The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza +
03/15 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel +
03/16 – Albany, NY @ Jack Rabbit Slim’s +
03/18 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa +
03/19 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club +
03/21 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement +
03/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro +
03/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater +
03/25 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre +
03/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound (formerly Bricks) +
03/29 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey (formerly Breakroom) +
03/30 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre +
04/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore +
04/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon +
04/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Brickhouse Theater

+ w/ Louis the XIV

Comments (22)
  1. dav  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    OMG WTF WMMF

  2. really  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    Louis the XIV is still anything?

  3. awesomedude23  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    Not that big of a surprise as WMMF are managed by the same talent agency (Charles Attal’s Orwellian management company CA Presents) that handles (or at least used to) good ol’ Lance “You’ll Never Work Here Again” Armstrong.

  4. admin  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    That has got to be one of the worst/lamest videos I’ve ever seen – and I love fencing.

  5. kyle  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    Well, yeah, Lance owns CSE.

  6. also Lance is from Austin and so are WMMF, but i didn’t want to mention that ’cause that would really give it away!

  7. mel  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    i think this video is very well done. love the song too.

  8. ellis  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    lovelovelove it! lance or not, the song rocks and the concept is new.

  9. Dnote  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    Ha, Lance! that was fun. well done guys.

  10. jeddup  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    who cares if lance is a douche, the video is badass and all you focused on is a 2 second cameo by lance armstrong? how about you focus on the song or the other 2.5 minutes? very pitchfork of you

  11. jeddup  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    who cares if lance is a douche, the video is badass and all you focused on is a 2 second cameo by lance armstrong? how about you focus on the song or the other 2.5 minutes? very pitchfork of you

  12. wilceaux  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    Never realized how much Kingcaid looks like Steve Nash.

  13. amyd  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    cool concept, isn’t it meant to be silly? seems that aspect is being taken a little too seriously, relaaaaaaaax

  14. amy  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    cool concept, isn’t it meant to be silly? seems that aspect is being taken a little too seriously.

  15. milly  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    huh? eye patch? has farmer lost an eye?

  16. joseph  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    hula girl’s a nice touch. dig it.

  17. petersburg  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    killer song.

  18. That was a really good song.

    Lance is the man.

    Pretty damn funny when “Psy-Klops” missed with the high five.

  19. Austin Smith  |   Posted on Feb 28th, 2008 0

    This video is awesome, can’t wait to see yall live

  20. erik  |   Posted on Mar 4th, 2008 0

    i think that’s about the 1147th time i’ve heard pretty much exactly this song.

  21. Brandon  |   Posted on Mar 4th, 2008 0

    i think thats the 1257 ive heard someone complain about good music

  22. Jodi  |   Posted on Apr 26th, 2008 0

    Lance Armstrong is looking where to go next. He’ll probably be after Ryan Seacrest’s job(s) soon. Gotta start somewhere…

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