We've been into this off-kilter Pittsburgh music maker for a minute and this latest track—lifted from his newly released Babylon EP (out via Hope Sick Cola)—doesn't disappoint. The sinister, pulsing electronics, and Priscilla Sharp's twisted, eerie vocal manipulations are perfection, and they're complemented here by director Keith Musil's surreal, yet playful visuals. Who wouldn't take home a severed talking head? Then, about halfway through, "Cretin's Club" turns into a goddamn party of a track, taking place in what sounds like an abandoned fairground.
Here's what Musil had to say about his inspiration for the video: "The audio filtration on Priscilla Sharp’s voice prompted the severed head concept. I thought, 'This is totally what a severed head would sound like if it could sing.' Originally the severed head character was meant to mouth the lyrics, but that idea quickly got thrown out because videos that depict actors lip-synching someone’s song never seem to work.
"I think the suggested relationship between the severed head and the dancing husband is a lot of fun! I can imagine this guy, on multiple occasions, drunkenly trying to get rid of the annoying head while his wife is at work or something. The head’s addiction to alcohol and childish demeanor is also behavior she must have learned from the husband character."
Just watch. This is rules.