Here's something silly to get you through the end of the week. Mac DeMarco
, Jack Black, Ladyhawke
, Jay Watson
(Tame Impala), Weyes Blood
, Mark Ronson
and more help mythologize Australian musician, Kirin J. Callinan in a hilarious mockumentary titled Off The Record
The mockumentary follows the style of VHS's Behind The Music
as the music world reflects on an outrageous ballad - that may or may not exist beyond this clip - called, "Telling Me This." Kirin goes into the song's lack of success saying, "Did I imagine the record to be a cult classic? Yes." It also features anecdotes from the previously mentioned artists, plus Sebastien Tellier, Client Liaison, Liam Finn and members of the Go-Betweens, as they explain how Kirin's music has influenced their lives. Before moving himself to tears, Mac DeMarco said, "The first time I heard 'Telling Me This' I was driving - I had to pull the car over to a rest stop. Very exciting, very goosebump-y, if that's a word that I can use." And Jack Black silently gave it two thumbs up.
Who doesn't like an outrageous mockumentary full of big name guests?