10 March 2011
So far, the music videos that Michael Stipe and his collaborators have filmed for songs from R.E.M.’s fifteenth album Collapse Into Now have been… should I say… underwhelming. Well, Pitchfork has just premiered one of the 12 videos that I actually sort of like… at least it’s very funny. It’s a for “Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter”, one of my favourite songs from Collapse Into Now. The video was directed by Lance Bangs, and it features Michael Stipe and Peaches, sporting hilarious outfits and overacting with aplomb! At least the video perfectly suits the song, which is a silly romp with gibberish lyrics.