Watch Boots’ Motorcycle Jesus Short Film

When the name of the mysterious producer Boots appeared, over and over, in the credits of Beyoncé’s staggering self-titled album, he was an unknown, and he kept it that way for a while. But after a period of mystery and obfuscation, it emerged that Boots was Jordy Asher, the former leader of onetime Stereogum Band To Watch Blonds. In last year’s self-directed “Mercy” video, he even showed us the battered, bruised version of his face. “Mercy” was our first taste of the new Boots project: Motorcycle Jesus, a thoroughly arty 30-minute short film that Boots directed himself. Boots shot the movie in the Mojave Desert, and it includes a ton of new music; an EP-length soundtrack will be the man’s first commercial release under his own name. The movie also includes musical contributions from Boots’ mentor El-P and from Carla Azar. I’m watching the movie as I write this, and it appears to involve stabbings, robots, and at least one song that sounds a whole hell of a lot like Queens Of The Stone Age. Right now, you can watch the full film for yourself at below.

The Motorcycle Jesus soundtrack is out 3/3 on Canvasback/Atlantic.

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