Finally, My Morning Jacket, or whoever’s handling their promotion, thought about making a video for my favorite track off Evil Urges, the harmonic epic “Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2.” The video features a googly-eyed critter on a quest to free some fireflies and reunite them with some werido orchids, going through jungles, infected caves in the process. Nothing beats this little fellow.
Anyway, the video’s beautifully animated and directed by The Mixtape Club (also the minds behind Yeasayer’s “Wait for the Summer”), quite the talented bunch. If the setting might seem familiar, that’s because the video has huge influences in Maurice Sendak‘s classic book “Where The Wild Things Are.” The book’s getting a movie adaptation by Spike Jonze movie adaptation pretty soon, actually (well, not soon enough for my liking anyway), so be sure to check that out too. Here’s some footage from the movie. via Subterranean blog.