Fake Shark Real Zombie - "Get Weird" (video) (PopMatters Premiere)

by Alan Ranta

31 January 2013

This shit won't rot your brain, but it might eat it.
 

It was Hunter S. Thompson who famously said, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” This still rings as true today as when he said it in 1974, especially in light of the newest video by Vancouver’s Fake Shark Real Zombie. Directed by Cole Walliser (Katy Perry, Pink) and choreographed by Lindsey B of Cee-Lo Green’s “Fuck You” video fame, “Get Weird” sees the freak-pop group hit Venice Beach with zombies, an army of blonde tie-dyeds aping lead singer Kevvy Mental, and anyone who happened to walk by and was willing to sign a release form. There is as much humor in the video as the song, which was taken from their upcoming album Liar. Due February 19th on Light Organ Records, Liar boasts such disparate guest stars as Henry Rollins and Adaline, showing how deeply their weirdness runs. This shit won’t rot your brain, but it might eat it.

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