Queens Of The Stone Age Continue Apocalyptic Video Series With ‘If I Had A Tail’ & ‘Keep Your Eyes Peeled’
For their latest, “If I Had A Tail,” an evil version of Speed Racer takes to the street with his blood-stained windshield. Throwing Molotov cocktails at anyone in his path, he causes destruction for everyone else on the road. But the shady driver gets his when a masked motorcyclist attempts to burn him down.
Of course, in this post-apocalyptic town no one’s a hero. Instead the clip ends with the message, “The world is f****** nigh.” Watch the video below.
But our masked cyclist doesn’t stop there. In the video for “Keep Your Eyes Peeled,” we see our masked rider going for a drink at the local watering hole, Prehab. There he meets up with a few apocalyptic causalities, taking them to task.
This clip is certainly not for the faint of heart (also, NSFW). One guy gets a rod through the head, while another says goodbye to his teeth as his jaw gets clamped down on the table’s edge. But once the bar’s cook — a mutant pig wearing an adorable “Kiss The Cook” apron — shows up, it’s clear this masked rider won’t be enjoying Prehab’s happy hour. Watch the clip below.
The band has been rolling out their new album in a rather unusual way. From releasing a series of mysterious letters to the announcement of cover art and tracklisting to a video of a spinning record, a new website (likeclockwork.tv), a creepy interactive phone service and a series of animated videos from visual artists Boneface and Liam Brazier.
According to Boneface, the video series “tell the story of a lonely character, traveling through a city without salvation,” and the four released clips, including “I Appear Missing” and “Kalopsia,” seem to fit the theme perfectly.
…Like Clockwork is set for release June 3 via Matador.