Music Video of the Day: American Guilt by Unknown Mortal Orchestra (2018, dir by Greg Sharp)


There’s a lot of flies and a lot of trash in this video.  There’s also some fireworks down at the bottom of the screen.  At first, I thought that maybe they were meant to indicate that this video was taking place during the 4th of July.  But then camera panned by that open briefcase and I saw all of that money.  That’s when I decided that the video was probably showing us the spot where D.B. Cooper set up camp after he jumped out of that plane.

(Don’t know the story of D.B. Cooper?  It’s an interesting one, check it out here!)

Then I went back and actually listened to the lyrics and I realized that probably wasn’t the case.  Here they are:

American Guilt

Tape over the camera
No more utopian videos
Eyes painted on eyelids
Viva la Mexico

Oh no
Here it comes
the American Guilt

Land of the expensive
Even the nazis are crying
History’s private property
Viva la Mexico

Oh no
Here it comes
the American Guilt

Anyway, American Guilt is off of the upcoming “Sex and Guilt,” which will be released on April 6th!  Here’s a link to stream/pre-order: https://unknownmortalorchestra.lnk.to/sexandfood

Enjoy!