So here's the deal: Mini Mansions are an LA-based band made up of Zach Dawes, Tyler Parkford, and Queens of the Stone Age's Michael Shuman. They last released an album four years ago but at long last have a follow-up slated for 2015. Most recently they've been paling around (that's band code for touring) with Arctic Monkeys and in October they dropped new single "Death Is a Girl"—a serpentine, synth-assisted psych-pop groove with its opening echoed canned beats recalling Prince's "Raspberry Beret" (tune!).
"I'm not afraid of the light / I wanna live in a world where there's one day," purrs Tyler. "Death is a girl and she's only dance away." So it's your basic live fast and fuck the consequences / girls are
Above is the premiere of the video which features former singer of The Like, Z Berg, reimagined as a Faye Dunaway-circa-Bonnie and Clyde femme fatale, while the boys look busted in a police lineup with facsimiles of themselves playing instruments. But of course.
The band had this to say about it all: "The video is a neo-noir mix of sex, death, and psychedelic interrogation techniques, only used in purgatory facilities disguised as 1970's police holding tanks.”
Can you buy this song? Yes you can.
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