Electric Guest’s Asa Taccone’s quirky dance moves have always been a highlight of their videos, not to mention the band’s frenetic live performances. Now, with their latest music video for single “The Bait”, Taccone takes his trademark moves to a whole new level. The video is an homage to Lars Von Trier’s film Dogville also inspired by the US’ 1929 financial crisis.
The video recently premiered on MTVU, was shot in Paris and directed by Jonas & Francois. “The Bait” sees a vagabond Taccone and Electric Guest drummer Matthew Compton in an intricate dance number choreographed by the French duo I Could Never Be A Dancer.
Enjoy the video? Be sure to tune in to TBS tomorrow, January 23rd to watch the band perform “The Bait” during their Conan debut at 11pm/10c. “The Bait” appears on Electric Guest’s debut album, Mondo, available now on iTunes and Amazon.
More About Electric Guest:
Electric Guest is comprised of Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton plus a supporting cast of live players. The band began in earnest when Asa’s brother introduced him via phone to Danger Mouse, sparking a musical relationship that developed organically into Danger Mouse producing the 10 songs that were unveiled to the world in April 2012 as Mondo.
Since then Electric Guest has toured relentlessly, been hailed by MTV as an Artist to Watch, been nominated for an MTVu Woodie, and had its praises sung by the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Nylon, Time Out New York, Blackbook, Filter and more.
“Winking falsetto and retro swagger… the best new micro-genre of the season – Entertainment Weekly
“Exquisitely catchy retropop. The band is quickly moving toward mainstream status… catch them while you can.” – Time Out New York
“It’s rare that you come across an unknown band with such raw, unbridled talent and well-constructed songs… you’ll understand that this may be the beginning of something truly great.” – Blackbook