The video for “Scale It Back,” DJ Shadow’s new collaboration with Little Dragon, opens with a vaguely creepy guy who explains that, to memorize a deck of playing cards, he creates a story in his head by assigning an image to each pair of cards. We then see a group of actors and puppeteers recreate every single absurd image, which means we get stuff like a breakdancing viking and an old man with a cane attacking Chun Li from Street Fighter. I’m pretty sure it’s all done in one unbroken shot, too, which is ridiculously impressive. Casey Raymond and Ewan James Morris direct, just as they did with the brand-new Los Campesinos! video. Watch it below.
Shadow’s The Less You Know, The Better is out now on Verve.