This summer, Cincinnati Indie Pop Rock group Tooth Lures a Fang released its superb album Sharon Is Karen through Lo Fi City Recordings (read our review here). Since the release, TLAF’s Zach Starkie and Nic Pater have added drummer Nick Kelly to the group officially, and today the trio is sharing a new music video for Sharon track “Ronald Ray Gun.”
The sense of playfulness and humor evident in the band’s music (and album/song titles) is definitely reflected in the “Ray Gun” clip, which uses the “found footage” motif of movie thrillers like The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield, with a fresh and funny twist on those films' standard twists. The VHS-like footage allegedly from 1992 features a trio of aliens investigating our earthly ways, studying fascinating discoveries and very nearly getting the hang of the popular human means of transportation called "walking."
Tooth Lures a Fang performs at this weekend’s Sharktoberfest at MOTR Pub. The free, two-day affair features several excellent local Indie bands. TLAF plays Saturday with Lung, Ample Parking and The Phasmids; Friday’s Sharktoberfest lineup is Season Ten, In Details, Rich Wizard and Michigan’s Ellyeahdehd.
Download/stream Sharon is Karen (and other TLAF releases) via Bandcamp here.