Portland Filmmaker Dan Woods got a bunch of sorta-familiar indie rockers to sing “Gardenia,” which is a fine backup plan when Stephen Malkmus is too much of a Jick to show up to his own video shoot. (J/K, Stevie.) Fortunately Portland is an indie rock theme park and a proven breeding round for fun name-that-cameo videos. In addition to lip-synching from Weezer’s Brian Bell, Cribs’ Gary Jarmin, Ratatat, and Girl Talk (always with the headphones, that one) we get an animated take on Real Emotional Trash’s album cover. And spinning gardenias, obvs.
Trash is out now on Matador.