Watch !!! Cause Mayhem In Tokyo In Latest Video "Californiyeah"
What better way to make a statement about California than causing a ruckus in the elevator of a Japanese hotel?
That’s the consensus that California-based dance-punk band !!! (pronounced: Chk Chk Chk) apparently reached when coming up with the video concept for their single “Californiyeah,” off their latest album, THR!!!ER.
The video is a scrapbook of live-action shots of the band in urban Tokyo mixed with 80s-style music video filming – replete with intense close-up and back-ups of, among other things, lead singer Nic Offer’s wildly gyrating pajama shorts at an intimate concert.
As the band members dance in the streets and joyride a hotel elevator, they sing of their love-hate relationship with California with references to the 101 and five freeways and by lamenting the closure of bars at 2 a.m.
The good cheer comes to an end eventually, but the rockers spread their fair share of Cali love where they can.
Watch the video for “Californiyeah” in the player below.
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