Avey Tare’s music is already pretty cinematic, but his new video for “Catchy (Was Contagious)” takes his compositions to new heights. He creates a film score that gurgles, twists, and pulls for his nine-minute long homage to monster movies. We follow our protagonist, a young blonde-haired boy, as he encounters realistic-looking versions of monster tropes: we see Frankenstein’s creation, a werewolf, the creature from the Black Lagoon, and the Invisible Man. It’s all foreboding and very little follow-through, until the second half of the video when the actual song begins, and then it turns into a desperate chase. Slasher Flicks band member Angel Deradoorian makes a cameo as a shop owner. The elaborate video, which is shot in soft black-and-white, was directed by Abigail Portner. Watch below.
Enter The Slasher House is out now on Domino.