Together, Ariel Pink and director Grant Singer made two of last year’s best music videos. Pink and Singer’s clips for “Put Your Number In My Phone” and “Picture Me Gone” were fascinatingly creepy, mysterious pieces of Kubrick-damaged work. They’ve now teamed up again for the clip for “Dayzed Inn Daydreams,” another song from Pink’s pom pom album, and it’s a very different video. The video stars Rick Wilder, the almost impossibly skinny ex-frontman of late-’70s L.A. punks the Mau-Mau’s. As Singer explains it, Wilder plays the leader of a band that was around decades ago — another version of himself, basically — who’s trying to hold it together, existing in everyday life even though he should really be allowed to live as some sort of glam-rock alien. Pink appears in the video, though he really only gets a couple of cameos. It’s an oddly touching and beautiful piece of work, and you can watch it below.
(via Rolling Stone)
Pom pom is out now on 4AD.