Tokyo Police Club – “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
We’ve brought you Tokyo Police Club’s “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)” in many forms: a stream, a live appearance on Letterman, a Dom remix, a Passion Pit remix. Not done yet. The giddy first single from their excellent Champ has a video. Full of dogs. Dogs! Dogs running. Dogs jumping. Dog diving into a swimming pool. Dogs sticking their noses in the camera. Dogs drinking from the swimming pool (don’t drink from that swimming pool, dog!). Tokyo Police Club are in it too (dogs are in it too). If you love dogs you should watch:
And if you don’t love dogs you should go to hell. The clip was directed by Mike Juneau, who worked on the concept with Tokyo Police Club.
Also, if you love dogs, as Tokyo Police Club do, then you can grab an iPhone-ready version of the video, plus the previously-mentioned Dom remix and a RAC remix for a small donation to the ASPCA (the band and remixers are donating 100% of the proceeds to the charity). If you liked RAC’s remix of “Turnpike Ghost” for Tegan & Sara/Steel Train, you’ll like this one. It has the same effervescent sway (I think of it as a rollerskating pace), and it keeps my favorite part of the original, Tokyo Police Club’s loose background “ooohs” on the chorus. Have a listen and donate: