Sonic Youth: Worse than Rebecca Black? Bested by the two-man Black Keys? Or is a smug 13-year-old boxed in by his fetish for chords and intonation?
When the Black Keys first released a music video for their single Gold on the Ceiling, it consisted of fairly standard footage from their live tour - long stretches of highway, excited fans, and leather jackets.
Now there's a new video directed by oddball Harmony Korine, and the light of day has never seen the fresh hell from whence it was dragged. Filmed in a VHS found footage style à la the Blair Witch, the Black Keys play the palsied twins of larger, more deformed versions of themselves. They spend most of their time sitting around and twitching their heads. Watch it, but be advised that we're not liable for the nightmares you'll have tonight.
Last Friday night at Coachella, the Black Keys brought John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival onstage to play "The Weight" in memory of the recent death of The Band drummer Levon Helm. Everyone who wasn't at Coachella suddenly became 100 percent more regretful that they couldn't make it.