Canadian six-piece indie rockers The Wet Secrets are debuting their new video for the track “I Can Swing A Hammer,” filmed over three days at the Golden West Music Festival by cinematographer Jared Raab and drummer/director Trevor Anderson.
The video, set against an infectious track destined to get stuck in your head (seriously – I’ll be singing this all day), features a whole lotta hair flips, a bonfire and, of course, The Wet Secrets in their signature red marching band uniforms.
”’I Can Swing a Hammer’ is a song about gettin’ shit done, so we made the video in that spirit,” said Anderson, an accomplished filmmaker who has had his work featured at Sundance, SXSX and TIFF. “Sharp-shooter Jared Raab and I shot guerrilla-style on location at Golden West Music Fest, a grassroots bacchanalia mounted by a clatch of handy wizards on our pal Bowman’s farm – he’s the Viking with the long blond hair shaking his stuff in front of the unlit bonfire at the start of the video. Lead singer Lyle built that hut with an actual hammer – the song is also about the virtuous futility of labor, so we got a lot of joy outta burning it to the ground.”
Watch the exclusive premiere of “I Can Swing A Hammer” above.
The track can be found on the band’s I Can Live Forever EP, released on January 8. A full-length is expected later this year.