Electric Guest’s Asa Taccone’s quirky dance moves have always been a highlight of their videos like the epic “This Head I Hold”– not to mention the band’s frenetic live performances. Now, with their latest music video for single “The Bait”, Taccone takes his trademark moves to a whole new level. The video is an homage to Lars Von Trier’s film “Dogville” also inspired by the US’ 1929 financial crisis. Shot in Paris and directed by Jonas & Francois, “The Bait” sees a vagabond Taccone and his Electric Guestpartner drummer Matthew Compton in an intricate dance number choreographed by the French duo I Could Never Be A Dancer.
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Additionally, the video will air across all other MTV platforms including MTVU, MTV2 and MTV Hits throughout the day.
Enjoy the video? Be sure to tune in on January 23rd to watch the band performing “The Bait” during its Conan debut.
Electric Guest is comprised of Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton plus a supporting cast of live players. The band began in earnest when Asa’s brother introduced him via phone to Danger Mouse, sparking a musical relationship that developed organically into Danger Mouse producing the 10 songs that were unveiled to the world in April 2012 as Mondo. Since then Electric Guest has toured relentlessly, been hailed by MTV as an Artist to Watch, been nominated for an MTVu Woodie, and had its praises sung by ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (“Winking falsetto and retro swagger… the best new micro-genre of the season”), FILTER (“infectious”), NYLON (“for a quick Friday night pump-up… turn up the volume”), TIME OUT NEW YORK (“exquisitely catchy retropop. The band is quickly moving toward mainstream status… catch them while you can”), BLACKBOOK (“it’s rare that you come across an unknown band with such raw, unbridled talent and well-constructed songs… you’ll understand that this may be the beginning of something truly great”), MTV BUZZWORTHY (“Electric Guest stormed out of L.A. this year with a sound that’s both Motown classic and electro fresh on their debut album… Clear off your desk, you’re going to need some room to move.”) and scores more.