Published Jul 17, 2017Broken Social Scene made their long-awaited return with Hug of Thunder earlier this month, and now "Vanity Pail Kids" from that record has been treated to a music video.
The clip was written and directed by the band's own Kevin Drew, and it features a literal toilet in the studio. When the can hits the bar for a well-deserved drink, we realize that it's not just the producer living his life from beneath a garbage bag.
We get a glimpse at society as human trash bags (with everyone still staring at their phones, though, obviously), before the toilet and a trio of urinals take a trip to the desert and get real. As you watch, feel free to extrapolate your own metaphors about the garbage world going to shit.
Read Exclaim!'s recent interview with the band here, and check out the surrealist video for "Vanity Pail Kids" down below.
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