IAN SWEET’s debut Shapeshifter was one of the best albums from last year, and today the Band To Watch has shared a video for “Slime Time Live,” the album’s lead single that turns the old Nickelodeon afterschool game show into an anxiety-induced panic attack. The video, which was directed by Ryan Baxley, continues with that paranoid mindset as Jilian Medford finds herself at the center of a plot to get slimed by her own mother. Check it out via Brooklyn Vegan below, along with some words about the video’s conception from Medford and some upcoming tour dates.
I have always dreamed about getting slimed/pied in the face…this video is an example that dreams really do come true…just maybe not quite as you’d expect.
Ryan Baxley (director), Danny Noguieras and Brandon Schwartzel created props out of unlikely materials for the Double Dare/pie in the face dream scene. That was personal my favorite scene. We did at least 10 pies to the face.
The video portrays a dream I had and how it abruptly becomes a deep, dark, twisted reality. My actual mom plays the super freaky role of my “evil” mom trying to poison me with slime! She actually committed to her character so much that she ate the slime! We were all shocked! Shit tastes nasty. The last shot we did was me going under in a bathtub full of slime. As soon as I went under I felt stripped of my senses, like I was in a sensory deprivation chamber because of how thick and dark the slime was. I still have freaky daydreams about it. But I highly recommend getting slimed at least once in your life.
01/07 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
01/09 Washington, DC @ DC9
01/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
01/11 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
01/12 Madison, WI @ FRZN Fest at High Noon Saloon @
01/13 Chicago, IL @ Tomorrow Never Knows Festival at Schuba’s
01/14 Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewing
01/17 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
01/18 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA *
@ w/ Big Thief
& w/ Foxtrott
* w/ Acid Dad
Shapeshifter is out now via Hardly Art.