The Curls evade genres. At one moment, leading with synths and angular guitar riffs, they sound like Devo. At another, they sound like funky art-rock, á la the Talking Heads.
Although they may be most similar to the ever-prolific Ween, taking a different sound with each record — and doing so with a wink. After their appearances playing at Pitchfork Music Festival and SXSW in the past year, it’s comforting to see that the Chicago-based sextet is still relishing with their sense of humor.
The animated music video to “Love Dot Com” starts off with lions chasing down a chicken before one of them gets sucked up by a UFO. Directed by Alex Jensen (who has created videos for fellow art-rockers Woongi), the video immediately pulls us into a strange trip.
Frontman Mick Fansler said, “It’s tripped out, but there’s a surprisingly compelling and heartbreaking narrative packed into three minutes.”
Enjoy this premiere off of The Curls’ recent record, Bounce House, released last month via Diversion Records.