Watch out for that
By Fred Mills
It’s not everyday we get a new video from our favorite
2-gal/1-guy garage rock combo The Ettes, and it’s not everyday that we also get
to see comedian Patton Oswalt impersonating fellow funnyman Tom Scharpling. But
that’s exactly what’s happening with “Excuse,” taken from The Ettes’ latest
album Wicked Will (reviewed here at
BLURT), an exercise into meta-videography masquerading as a foray into
We’ll spare the descriptions and let the clip speak for
itself, however – you can see it airing exclusively over at the Spin magazine website. (Below you can
also listen to the song, which is pretty ace in its own right.) The video was written
& directed by Scharpling, and in addition to Oswalt and the bandmembers the
cast includes Michael Lisk, Alex Scordelis and Greg Parker Needham.
The Ettes are
currently on a US
tour. Dates at their website.