Eric Wareheim, one half of the absurdist comedy duo Tim & Eric, doesn’t direct music videos too often, but when he does, he can be relied upon to produce some grandly bizarre vision. That’s certainly the case with his video for Beach House’s majestic Bloom grower “Wishes.” It stars Ray Wise (Leland Palmer from Twin Peaks!), riding a horse and lit by fireworks, singing the song at some sort of futuristic martial arts/gymnastics/cheerleading exhibition in a soccer stadium. The clip feels like a peak into some alternate dimension’s ideas about mass entertainment, but thanks to Wise’s gravity, it comes across as something oddly moving. Watch it below.
Bloom is out now on Sub Pop.