Two new music videos debuted online today from a pair of well-liked Minnesota bands, and they’re both too fun not to share.
First up is the L’Assassins new scorcher “Fire of Love,” a playful blend of pyromania, Roger Corman-style horror-camp and an overtone of reverse-sexism strong enough to counterbalance 10 or 15 videos from the ‘80s hair-band era. The song itself was penned by Chan Poling of the Suburbs and is featured on a new 7-inch single, which the punkabilly queens will promote with a release party and tour kickoff gig Friday at Lee’s Liquor Lounge (9 p.m., $8).
And then there’s the unabashedly quirky new salad-themed video by Bad Bad Hats for their crunchy gem of a song “Shame.” In it, we see bandleader Kerry Alexander roaming Minneapolis with greens in hand and a smile as wide as the Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture she comes across. The song follows the broodier “Midway” as the second single released from the trio’s infectious new album for Afternoon Records, “Psychic Reader,” which we raved about in August.
Bad Bad Hats return home to play 7th Street Entry on Friday as part of an opening tour with the Mynabirds (9 p.m., sold out).