New wave trio Strange Names have left their Midwest roots behind for a new home with Frenchkiss Records in Brooklyn. Their debut album Use Your Time Wisely came out last month and is a synth-infused dance party from start to finish. Now Strange Names have released their music video for “I Can’t Control Myself,” yet another catchy track following in the footsteps of “Neighborhood,” proving that these guys aren’t ’80s one-hit-wonders even if they are pretty ’80s. Director Joshua Sanchez follows the trio through record stores, under bridges, and around the aisles of convenience stores, all while grooving and looking like extras from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Strange Names aren’t all fun and games; Liam Benzvi’s soothing voice often delivers calculated and critical lyrics. Watch.
Use Your Time Wisely is out now on Frenchkiss Records.