Yeah so I’m not at all clear on what I’m looking at here, but here we have “Snakesweat,” a seven-minute short film starring the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (as the Philosopher, the Scientist, and the Black Widow, respectively — no points for guessing which one Karen O is) and hosted by Pitchfork this week. It’s a trippy, drugged-up, black-and-white desert wasteland tableau, with a moderate amount of gunplay and (remarkably wan) whip-cracking, etc. It’s basically the arty, inscrutable version of this. Whether it subconsciously reminds you of the excellence of the YYYs’ recent It’s Blitz, I don’t know, but I leave it to the experts.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 20, 2009