In anticipation of their new album …Like Clockwork, Queens Of The Stone Age have been releasing animated music videos for some of the songs. Credit for the dark world to go with the gritty atmosphere of the music goes to director/UK artist Boneface, who also did all the artwork for Clockwork. The animated clips are spooky and grotesque, matching Boneface’s typically detailed depravity with unusually understated music from Josh Homme and company. The videos released this week for “Kalopsia” and "Keep Your Eyes Peeled" feature masked vandals and violent bar fights in a dark, surreal fantasy. And today’s video for “If I Had A Tail” shows a suicidal pyromaniac driver throwing makeshift bombs at a motorcycle gang in a post-apocalyptic landscape. It really takes the lyrics to heart, especially, “Buy flash cars / Diamond rings / Expensive holes to bury things.” The end is fucking nigh, indeed.
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