Adorably quirky author, artist, actor, and writer-director of such boldly idiosyncratic films as Me, and You, and Everyone We Know and The Future has teamed up with feminist rockers Sleater-Kinney for the first single off of their long-awaited No Cities to Love album. The band has been on break indefinitely, with it’s highest profile member, Carrie Brownstein, making an independent splash on IFC’s Portlandia with Fred Armisen. But now the trio is back… well, almost. Not one member of Sleater-Kinney actually appears in the video. Instead, July – ever the performance artist – wears an unsettling old man mask and dances in place like a doped-up David Byrne.
This isn’t the first time July has brought her own peculiar flavor to the role of video vixen. Check out her angular assault on Blonde Redhead’s “Top Ranking” (2007).