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James Franco Just Sent Us His Band's Latest Video

By Benjamin Shapiro

That video up there is called "Crime (<tfo> remix)," and it was directed by VICE's newest cultural critic, James Franco. It's for his band, a duo called Daddy that also features Franco's art school buddy Tim O'Keefe. 

The two met at the Rhode Island School of Design, just before James finished his senior thesis, which happened to be a book of erotic fiction accompanied by a plywood house with the words "Fucking James Franco" emblazoned in neon above the door. They made a bunch of art together, and Tim recently scored James's new film, an adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, which hit Cannes like an atom bomb a few weeks back. 

Now they're making woozy trip-hop music, and the above track comes from an EP they made called The PVD Remixes—you can grab that for free by clicking right here. The track features guest vocals from Motown legend Smokey Robinson, and the video is composed of footage shot on Harinezumis, which were mounted to 35mm cameras during the production of Spring Breakers.

Plus, here are some polaroids James took of Ashley Benson and Selena Gomez for the cover of Daddy's first EP. 

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