Random Inspiration: The Kills new video

I’m totally obsessed with Youtube. In fact, other than episodes of Gossip Girl (another obsession) that I purchase from iTunes and loads of movies that I buy or get from Netflix, it’s pretty much the only thing I “watch” these days. (If I’m not watching any of the above, I’m often reading a giant stack of fashion magazines or a book, editing photos, listening to music, looking around the Internet, or I’m out somewhere.)
Speaking of obsessions and Youtube, I’m bananas for The Kills video for their new track, “U R A Fever”. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s “Outer and Inner Space” (a grainy black and white 1965 split-screen film of Edie Sedgwick talking to herself), the video takes a song that is pretty amazing on its own merits and sends it into the art-punk stratosphere. They even shot the clip with the same type of Norelco camera that Warhol used…which gave me a note-to-self to go shopping for a vintage film camera. Check out the old brocade sofa, the smeared lipstick, the split-screen, band member Hotel’s beat-up leather jacket/white shirt/skinny tie combo…wow. Some fashion show producer should take this clip and build a show around it. Videos like this are why Youtube is so exciting – all this great new music that seems to be all over the TV and radio when you travel in Europe, but that you never used to see/hear in America is now at your fingertips. The Kills new album is out on March 10th.

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