Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos to share. If you have something that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com.
Today's musical mental mindfuck comes to us courtesy of Mick Cullen of Subterranean Radio, who suggested we might enjoy a new song from Chromeo. Chromeo is possibly the only successful Arab/Jew funk duo in the world, and they lay down some extremely danceable tracks that are without a doubt more hip than anything us non-Chromeoans are capable of producing.
Their new album, Business Casual, drops on September 10, and to promote it they have put together a video that is really invested in eyeballs. "Don't Turn the Lights On" involves our heroes jamming in their creepy, Ivo Shandor-designed loft. The lights continue to go in and out, illuminating only their eyes and mouths, but the imagery grows more and more bizarre.
One minute, guitarist Dave 1 holds a mandolin, then a fish. The room behind them has a party, then an old man in a bath tub. Meanwhile, Dave's eyeballs detach themselves and wander around the city looking up girl's skirts until they end up getting licked by a Frrench Bulldog.
Don't let the weirdness distract you, though. "Don't Turn the Lights On" is a fresh, funky little tune that is sure to remove the underwear of all in the immediate vicinity.
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.