have shared the video for “oh baby,” off their latest album American Dream. The video was directed by Star Wars director Rian Johnson, and stars Sissy Spacek and David Strathairn.
The video is a miniature sci-fi tragedy, focusing on Strathairn and Spacek’s invention of a teleportation device. It’s beautiful and artful, and Johnson’s steady directorial hand is clear. “My goal would be that it works as a video for the song and the song works as a good soundtrack of the film,” said James Murphy in a statement about the video. “Rather than a video that serves the song.” Johnson notes in a tweet about the video that it was shot in the same house that David Lynch shot in for the new season of Twin Peaks.
Watch the video below and check out a 2007 LCD Soundsystem performance from the Paste archives further down.