Mouse on Mars’ new album Parastrophics is a strange brand of electronic album; the kind where you’re not sure if you’re supposed to dance to it or just sit back and listen – but it’s equally good for both. In the case of the star of the video for “Polaroyced,” not dancing is not an option. In this video the masked hero dances pretty impressivley around the streets and alleys of what looks like Venice Beach, with his mute dog sidekick. Then stuff gets really crazy in the second half but I won’t spoil it for you.
Watch the video for “Polaroyced” below.
Mouse on Mars’ Parastrophics is out now on Monkeytown.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
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