The first time I heard Modest Mouse‘s lead single “Lampshades on Fire”, I heard a crisp, high energy pop song. Perhaps it wasn’t until the second or third listen that the party atmosphere of the lyrics really sunk in. Well, no one’s going to be able to ignore that side of the song after watching the music video, which stars Natasha Lyonne from Orange is the New Black and features a series of surreal and increasingly bizarre images of an all-out, wish-you-were-there kind of party.
Warning, if seeing a man pierce a needle through his cheek or snap a mousetrap on his tongue makes you uncomfortable, you should know both images appear in the video.
Modest Mouse’s latest album Strangers to Ourselves, was released on March 17th, 2015. There is a follow up album in the works, but the release date is currently unknown.