Deerhoof have recruited actor Michael Shannon, best known for his work on TV series Boardwalk Empire and movies Revolutionary Road, The Iceman and Man of Steel, to star in the their new ‘Exit Only’ video. Click above to watch.
As discovered by Stereogum, the clip, directed by Vice Cooler, features Shannon playing two roles. Having obtained supernatural powers via a CD player and headphones, the first Shannon magically tortures the second Shannon horrifically before being defeated by the heavy guitar riffs of band member Ed Rodriguez.
‘Exit Only’ is taken from Deerhoof’s recently released album ‘La Isla Bonita’ and is the second in quick succession to be released with a video following ‘Mirror Monster’, a piece made up entirely of footage featuring heavy machinery smashing old cars.
The LP marks the group’s 20 year anniversary and, according to drummer Greg Saunier, came together after attempts by the band to write a song in the vein of the Ramones. “We suddenly realised ‘This is the whole thing, this is what the whole record is about’,” he said.