Ian Sweet get slimed in new video (watch), touring this month
Brooklyn's Ian Sweet have a new video for "Slime Time Live" which is off last year's Shapeshifter. Director Ryan Baxley takes the song's title literally, evoking shades of Eraserhead's classic dinner scene, though the shade here is Nickelodeon slime-green. Singer Jillian Medford tells us a little more about the video:
I have always dreamed about getting slimed/pied in the face...this video is an example that dreams really do come true...just maybe not quite as you’d expect.
Ryan Baxley (director), Danny Noguieras and Brandon Schwartzel created props out of unlikely materials for the Double Dare/pie in the face dream scene. That was personal my favorite scene. We did at least 10 pies to the face.
The video portrays a dream I had and how it abruptly becomes a deep, dark, twisted reality. My actual mom plays the super freaky role of my “evil" mom trying to poison me with slime! She actually committed to her character so much that she ate the slime! We were all shocked! Shit tastes nasty. The last shot we did was me going under in a bathtub full of slime. As soon as I went under I felt stripped of my senses, like I was in a sensory deprivation chamber because of how thick and dark the slime was. I still have freaky daydreams about it. But I highly recommend getting slimed at least once in your life.
The "Slime Time Live" video premieres in this post and you can watch it below.
Meanwhile, Ian Sweet begin a short tour this weekend, kicking off here in NYC at Shea Stadium on Saturday (1/7) with Patio, T-Rextasy and Human People (tickets). All tour dates, plus the flyer for the Shea show, are listed below.
Ian Sweet - 2016 Tour Dates
01.07.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium
01.09.17 - Washington, DC - DC9
01.10.17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe *
01.11.17 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub *
01.12.17 - Madison WI - FRZN Fest at High Noon Saloon @
01.13.17 - Chicago, IL - Tomorrow Never Knows Festival at Schuba's &
01.14.17 - Grand Rapids, MI - Founders Brewing
01.17.17 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery *
01.18.17 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA *
* - w/ Acid Dad
& - w/ Foxtrott
@ - w/ Big Thief