Think About Life – “Havin’ My Baby” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The opening three tracks to Think About Life’s affirming Family are so jam-worthy that everything that follows is necessarily (and literally) an afterthought. Which is fine! Because things could only go one direction after the delirious early-album heights hit by “Havin’ My Baby,” a coursing dance-rock hybrid joyride that jacks a sped-up sample and tapes it to some exhilarating and fully (go) teeming new wave. For all that, delirious is the operative word for “Havin'”‘s Matt Wells and Josh Camerote-directed video video treatment, where an out-of-sorts church-going elder (played by Matt’s dad, John Wells) starts seeing puppets in the periphery, hijacks a sermon, and takes things in a Fatboy Slim/Spike Jonze direction with fancy footwork and unexpected lip-dubbage. Shot on location at the Grace Bible Church in Hollidaysburg, PA, the securing of which was probably made easier by the life-affirming track title, if not the life-affirming party vibes.


Family is out via Alien 8.

Think About catching these shows, they’re great:

03/12 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (CMW) #
03/13 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room $
03/14 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s $
03/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar $
03/16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory $
03/17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW TBA
03/18 – Austin, TX @ Side Bar (Nail daytime showcase)
03/18 – Austin, TX @ Paradise (M for Montreal showcase)
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW TBA
03/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW TBA
03/21 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
03/23 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress TBC
03/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
03/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
03/28 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
03/29 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café
03/30 – Victoria, British Columbia @ Lucky Bar
03/31 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Media Club
04/01 – Kelowna, British Columbia @ Habitat TBC
04/02 – Calgary, Alberta @ The Palomino
04/03 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Pawn Shop
04/20 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar TBC
04/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Case Western University
04/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex TBC
04/23 – Washington DC @ DC-9
04/25 – New York, NY @ Barnard College Columbia University
04/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
04/27 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
04/28 – Providence, RI @ AS220 TBC
04/29 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s
04/30 – Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House
05/06 – London, England @ The Garage
05/07 – Sheffield, England @ Bungalow & Bears
05/08 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan’s
05/09 – Manchester,England @ TBA
05/10 – Newcastle, England @ Head of Steam
05/11 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Captain’s Rest
05/12 – Nottingham, England @ Bodega
05/13 – London, England @ Hoxton Bar (Oh Inverted Club)
05/14 – Brighton, England @ Digital (The Great Escape Festival)

# w/ Plants & Animals
$ w/ Diamond Rings