Thanks to Against Me!’s new video for “Black Me Out”, I’ll never look at an Inquisitive Mole the same way again. Part lyric video, the Joshua Mikel-directed clip features an R-rated take on the art of shadow puppetry, featuring images of bleeding eyeballs, fingers being chopped off, and some decidedly NSFW shots involving curse words and the human anatomy. Sure, the band all but ruined a vital component of my early childhood years, but at least I’ll always have my old stand-by of cup-and-ball. Watch it below.
“Black Me Out” is off the band’s new album Transgender Dysphoria Blues, out now via their Total Treble imprint. Just last week, they headlined our third annual CoSigns day party at SXSW, which you can read about here.