Mr. Dream – “Crime” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

New York post-punk trio Mr. Dream, one of our favorite new bands of 2010, are a breath of fresh air in a local scene that often seems afraid of guitars. When we premiered “Crime,” the lead single from their debut full-length Trash Hit, drummer Nick Sylvester called it a pop song that’s “punk but with big dumb arena-type moves.โ€ The video for the track, which plays on security cameras with its 1:1 aspect ratio, etc., finds the band choreographing something more insular. The clip was directed by Philip Hodges, whose next video’s for Foo Fighters — so maybe that’s where the big dumb arena moves come in. Take a look:

Trash Hit’s out now. You can stream/purchase it here:

Catch the guys live, NYC:

03/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ 285 KENT w/ Dinowalrus, Tony castles, Data dog. All Ages
04/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium (The Brain-Cave Festival)