“Happiness is Such a Mess” seems like an odd video at first, with only twitchy dancing and arty shots to accompany Introverted Dancefloor’s bleepy-bloops. But the last half of the video brings some, er, solidity to the otherwise head-scratching kind of video.
The question "Why?" should never come up in regards to music videos, which thrive on the kind of plot holes and randomness that drive pedantic Christopher Nolan fans batty. I prefer the question of "Why not?" Let's take this new Les Sins video: Why is it so trippy? Why are they bouncing back and forth between reality and polygon land? Who knows. It looks cool, and shouldn't that be enough?
Don't adjust that dial... This is lo-fi VCR fuzz-frenzy starrring an even indier Frank Sidebottom character. (How indie? The video was directed by Toro Y Moi's Jordan Blackmon and starring bandmate Patrick Jeffords.)
Milk probably does the body good, but nowhere as galactically good as a passionate kiss. Otherwise, things are kept mysterious — often with a cool bodyswapping motif — in this tale about bad girl training that ends with blood, molotov cocktails and rollerskating.
Just your average teenage-girls sleepover: Harry Styles on the wall; pretty shades of nail polish, Ouija boards, that condition that makes you look like the people from "Pompeii"... you know, normal stuff. [ed: And, of course, the hallucinogens.]