Just because your music is laid back doesn’t mean that you can’t have a little bit of fun at the same time. Just ask Real Estate, who premiered their new, Tom Scharpling-directed video for “Crime” this morning on Funny Or Die. Scharpling’s videos are typically high-concept and hilarious, and this one is no exception; in it, actor Andy Daly plays Scharpling as a broke music video “auteur” forced to crowd-source Real Estate’s video for a quick buck. The end result includes undead skateboarders, barbershop quartet suits, product placement for a ceramic sculpture business, and a cameo from comedian Nick Kroll. All the while, Real Estate play in a Thai restaurant while being protested by the Westboro Baptist Church. We understand if that’s a lot to take in, but trust us; this video needs to be seen to be believed.
Real Estate’s new album Atlas is available now via Domino Records. The band’s tour dates can be found here. Watch the video for “Crime” below: