Wavves – “Way Too Much” Video

The pro-wrestling clip is practically a music-video subgenre now, and Wavves’ new video for the fired-up song “Way Too Much” is a fine addition to it. If you follow Wavves frontman Nathan Williams on Twitter, then you already know he’s a big wrestling fan. He and director Jack Wagner filmed the “Way Too Much” video at an event put on by the L.A. indie wrestling promotion Underground Empire. The wrestling we see in the video is the uncommonly brutal death-match type, the kind where people get slammed through tables covered in barbed wire. At the end of the video, we see one wrestler, Max X, getting thumbtacks pulled out of his head after a match. Wagner films everything so that it looks mythic and awe-inspiring, rather than tawdry and gross. (Indie wrestling is all of those things, most of the time.) Check it out below.

Wavves’ new album V is out 10/2 on Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros.