With a band name like Tennis
, you might be forgiven for thinking there'd be more references to David Foster Wallace and Infinite Jest
than the Decemberists music video for "Calamity Song"
. Alas all Ensfield Tennis Academy enthusiasts, there is no Eschaton going on in Tennis's new video/single, "Origins" (congratulations, if you got these jokes, you're a literature nerd). The good news is that the video is no less awesome for any overt existential literary references. Instead, we got a very low budget spy-story complete with gilly suits (Call of Duty
style), armed ski slope chases, and a really fun indie pop track to tie it all together. It is one of the more awesome music videos we've watched all week, especially on its obviously non-existent budget.
And check out our thoughts on the recently released Young & Old