We’re seeing a whole mini-genre of indie rock fake-karaoke videos, and most of them are pretty boring. But with their video for the oblique power-pop jam “Bad Ideas,” Columbus folk-punks Saintseneca has fixed the problem. We do see frontman Zac Little singing his own song at karaoke, but we also see him dancing with a crew of wild-looking masked figures, and riding in an SUV with those masked figures while they shoot fireworks out the windows. Maybe this is the fantasy going through the guy’s head while he’s up on that karaoke stage, or maybe it’s just in there because it looks cool. Either way, it’s a badass video. Little co-directs with Jon Washington. Check it out below.
Saintseneca’s new album Such Things is out today on Anti-.