Museum Mouth – “Just Friends” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this year, North Carolina’s Museum Mouth put out Alex I Am Nothing, a blustering and smart concept album about an unrequited and obsessive crush. And much like a crush, the album becomes more and more appealing as you turn it over in your head. “Just Friends” is one of the many highlights, a sludgy punk plea for attention. The video for the song is one of the most subtly weird things you’ll see all year. Grainy video is superimposed with a creepy, big-lipped creature with a wide-eyed, terrified stare that looks close to how I imagine myself when trying to approach someone I like for the first time. Watch below.

Tour Dates:
7/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House
7/27 Springfield, VA @ Mil-Haus
7/28 Bethel, CT @ Molten Java
7/29 Brooklyn, NY @ The Grand Victory
7/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA
7/31 Columbus, OH @ Dinotopia
8/1 Charleston, WV @ TBA
8/2 Greensboro, NC @ New York Pizza
8/3 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
8/4 Athens, GA @ TBA
8/5 Columbia, SC @ Foxfield Bar and Grille
8/6 Savannah, GA @ The Bomb Shelter
8/7 Gainesville, FL @ TBA
8/8 Naples, FL @ Grumpy’s Ale House
8/9 St. Augustine, FL @ Planet Sarbez

Alex I Am Nothing is out now via Self Aware Records.

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