Built to Spill made waves across the Internet on 4/20 with the release of their hilariously meta video for “Never Be the Same”, the second single from new studio album Untethered Moon. The video, which debuted on Pitchfork.tv and can be viewed here, follows frontman Doug Martsch‘s obsession with Hairy Canary – a mysterious pirate and wonderful actor who starred in the band’s video for lead single “Living Zoo,” which can be seen here. Canary teaches Martsch some killer dance moves, but will the singer and guitarist have the nerve to pull them out at the next Built to Spill show?
Like Martsch, viewers will undoubtedly fall in love with Hairy Canary and want more of his antics. Fortunately for them, his alter ego Duncan McConnell‘s Victoria, BC-based band, Slam Dunk, has an album out on File Under: Music called Welcome to Miami. Stream it here. The video was also directed by Jordan Minkoff of Slam Dunk.