Directed by Simon Chan, the new video features the band in a riot-like scenario, where the band kidnaps a police officer and brings him to an undisclosed location. The disturbing story unfolds in 2:47 minutes, ending in an intense, bloody scene that can only be fully realized by watching the video.
"True North" surely shares some inspiration with the Replacements classic spinning vinyl video, but director Zach Merck focuses more on the listener here than the platter. A young punk puts on the new Bad Religion and loses himself to the music, finding inspiration and community. Which is surely the way it's always been and always will be for bands like this.
Director Matt Mahurin delivers a distinctively dark blend of gothic surrealism to this Tom Waits march about the absurd awfulness of war. The images come at a steady clip, but the main image is of Tom dragging a house through dangerous ground on a journey that could be as futile as everything else. Even if that's the case, this four minute journey is more than worth your time, since genius don't come 'round too often. --> watch "Hell Broke Luce"
Tom Waits "Hell Broke Luce" (Anti)Matt Mahurin, director
With a concept that should be sitcom gold — What if there was a Hair Metal dude living in Compton circa Boyz N The Hood? — and a reminder that the Budweiser "Whassup" gag should be resurrected every few years, Zach Merck delivers a video that plays like a mash-up of Snoop Dogg and Blink-182. --> watch "Good Girls Bad Guys"
This collection of bizarro freak show and religious clips may look like just another political ad from Iowa, but it's actually a video culled together by singer Keith Buckley for his band Every Time I Die. --> watch "Underwater Bimbos From Outer Space"
Every Time I Die"Underwater Bimbos From Outer Space" (Epitaph)Keith Buckley, director
Don't mess with The Piranhas Club, the toughest gang of greaser punk little kids out there. (Alternately, this video can be viewed as why you shouldn't let your kids watch John Waters movies.) --> watch "Piranhas Club"