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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bodies of Water - "Under the Pines"

Posted by Rob Simonsen on Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 8:49 AM

When? When will parents learn to never put jars of lye next to jars of cookies. That's like, number two in the Handbook For New Parents, right behind never shake a baby.

And yet, in this new video for "Under the Pines" by Bodies of Water, the lye is left next to the cookies and tragedy ensues. And that is only the tip of the iceberg in this head-trip of a video that includes dog killing, sweet meats, the Spirit of the Forest, suicide, giant diamonds, and a surprise twist ending. Oh, and hint/spoiler alert: number three in the Handbook is that running with sharp things in your hands is always a bad idea.

As hard as it is to watch a dog get sliced up, not even that could ruin how great this song is. Hell, the band could even murder Lassie, Benji, and Hooch at the same time and I'd still be singing their praises. Not Otis, though. They touch Otis and they're dead to me.

(If you couldn't tell by the logo in the corner, this video is courtesy of Stereogum)

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