Naked Giants Go Back to School in Their “High School (Don’t Like Them)” Video

Things get trippy in the Seattle trio’s new clip for the single from their forthcoming LP The Shadow.

Earlier this year, Seattle garage rock trio Naked Giants announced their second album, The Shadow, along with a quarantine-confined music video for the record’s first single, “Take a Chance.” With the presence of protective face masks still visible, their second video from the release cycle sees the group heading back to school in a stress-dream-esque live-action montage evolving into a claymated second half.

“The music video for ‘High School’ was conceived in the studio as we were recording the new record,” drummer Henry LaVallee shares. “Our engineer [Adam Lee] was reminiscing on his high school experience when a drug counselor gave his class a ‘scared-straight’ lecture on the dangers of psychedelic drugs. The funny bit was that Adam thought to himself, ‘Hmm, visuals and mind-exploration? That doesn’t sound bad at all, that sounds awesome!’ Aside from the innate humor in the lecturer’s point being taken in the completely wrong way, I thought it to be a great story to base our video off of.”

Watch the video—starring the band and LaVallee’s dad as their teacher—below, and anticipate the Chris Funk–produced The Shadow out August 21 via New West Records (pre-order it here).


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