A series of vicious beheadings befall the small town portrayed in “You Never Asked”, the first video from Mike Skinner and Rob Harvey’s new project The D.O.T. Skinner, Harvey, and guest MC Danny Brown each play victims, their severed heads performing to the screen while their bodies are posed in awkward, perplexing positions. Clare Maguire, who also contributes vocals to the song, mourns each passing like some barroom siren. It won’t exactly take Columbo to narrow down a list of suspects (hint: that person’s head and body are still happily attached), but the fun is in the sheer hilarity of this absurdist take on good old fashioned noir. Solve the crime when you click play below.
The D.O.T.’s debut album, And That, hits stores on October 22nd via Skinner’s own imprint The Beats.