In “Volunteers of America”, the new video from Aimee Mann and Ted Leo (tka The Both), director Daniel Ralston offers viewers a front row seat to the most elegant and badass wedding of the year. Among the things you’ll see: a hip wedding band fronted by The Bangles’ own Susanna Hoffs; plenty of drinking; loads of sing-alongs facilitated by said booze; Ted Leo doing the worm (!); an impromptu performance by The Both; and, as should be the case for any party, an end-of-evening dip in the pool.
I thought that my own nuptials were top-notch thanks to an entire table of Jelly Bellys and S’more cookies and a motherflippin’ grilled cheese truck, but if I had the money, patience, sanity, and proclivity for self-flagellation, I’d totally re-do my wedding to be exactly like this.
Watch the video below.
“Volunteers of America” is off The Both’s debut self-titled album, out now via Mann’s SuperEgo imprint.