Directed by splashy animator M. Wartella, this one follows Ex Hex’s Betsy Wright, Mary Timony and Laura Harris as they hover above D.C. in a rock ‘n’ roll UFO, zapping lames into freaks. It strikes cool into a sanitary worker (Michelle Mae), a dorky tourist (Kid Congo Powers), a bookworm (Francy Graham) and some kind of newspaper-reading square (Alec MacKaye)—and gives them all oddly similar sunglasses.
Most amazingly, this is all based on a true story.*
The video was shot here in D.C., with help from some familiar local names: Toolbox DC‘s Brian Liu (an occasional Bandwidth contributor) and designer/artist Jonah Takagi. Missed Ex Hex’s boisterous, messy video for “Hot and Cold”? Enter the time machine.