It’s not that I’m not used to Captain Squeegee going out of its way to do something; as lead singer Danny Torgersen’s Facebook friend, I recently watched from a social-media-distance as he attempted to find some non-fluoridated water, which is not something I spend a lot of time worrying about. It’s not even that I didn’t know the band had a stop-motion animated video in the pipeline; when we talked about To the Bardos back in December, he mentioned it was coming and told me about the hundreds of hours animator Johnny McHone had spent building, moving, and destroying clay models to make it.
It’s just that there’s a difference between someone telling you -- with his characteristic hyper-enthusiasm -- that they’re working on an absurdly ornate claymation video and actually seeing it. Squeegee released the “Inevitable” video Tuesday, and it’s worth seeing it.
“Inevitable” the video looks a lot like Captain Squeegee sounds -- filled with spacy, ambitious detours, concerned with any and all unifying theories of state, human, and world history, and, uh, filled with aliens. The band pans and zooms through space, time, and possible execution scenarios before ending up somewhere between the K-T extinction event and their album cover.
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