Sometimes videos don’t need epic budgets or nudity or gimmicky choreography. All they need is a stupid awesome idea like painting the bottom half of your face to look like a skull while you lip sync your lyrics in an exaggerated fashion. At least that’s what I’ve learned from Constant Lovers‘ “Amazon Trickle,” a video that pairs the song’s prime era Touch ‘n’ Go sinewy aggression with the aforementioned goofy skull face (but not that Skull Face).
Nick Hanover got his degree from Disneyland, but he’s the last of the secret agents and he’s your man. Which is to say you can find his particular style of espionage here at Loser City as well as Ovrld, where he contributes music reviews and writes a column on undiscovered Austin bands. You can also flip through his archives at Comics Bulletin, which he is formerly the Co-Managing Editor of, and Spectrum Culture, where he contributed literally hundreds of pieces for a few years. Or if you feel particularly adventurous, you can always witness his odd .gif battles with Dylan Garsee on twitter: @Nick_Hanover