Imagine if we showed up to your house with a crazy old lady wig on and didn't even pretend to acknowledge it. Then, to quell the anxiety in the room, we sang really awesome pop songs and told weird stories about our old noise-punk band. This is essentially the gist of Lightspeed Champion's career: weird and awesome and hairy. This new video of his was directed by young dun Saam, who usually employs some kind of futuristic 3-D trapezoid 1984 type nonsense in his work, but in "Tell Me What It's Worth" goes for the old uncut dolly shot which is basically the free throw line dunk of video making—unsurprising yet impressive. If none of that makes sense, read our Q+A with Dev Bynes aka Lightspeed Champion from earlier this year.
December 11, 2007