Watch: The David Lynch/Interpol short film

Interpol is a band that seems to live in their own world, one of elaborately tailored suits, deadpan vocals, and severe haircuts. Ironically, those same words could describe David Lynch, so it probably shouldn't come as any surprise that the two parties have collaborated on a new video.

The short film, called "I Touch a Red Button Man," accompanies the band's latest single, "Lights," from their most recent, self-titled album. The film made its debut during the band's Coachella set earlier this year, where it presumably sent any number of drug trips spiraling off into heretofore-unseen levels of crazy. 

Predictably, Lynch declined to answer any questions about the clip, but Interpol frontman Daniel Kessler told the Huffington Post that the titular red button man and his activities during the video are probably intentionally vague, like most things Lynchian.

"I think it's supposed to be left a mystery," Kessler said. "Just like we took it as such when he described the idea to us."

Decide for yourself: striking visuals matched to equally singular music, or deliberately obtuse art-school drivel?

Commentarium (9 Comments)

Jul 14 11 - 12:06pm
Danielle Gibson

David Lynch is so DASHING!

Jul 14 11 - 3:44pm
addie bundren

carlos d is so dashing. i need more of him in interpol videos, less weird third-grade animation.

Jul 14 11 - 6:50pm

Carlos D left Interpol. :(

Jul 14 11 - 4:25pm
Just wondering

I thought there was already a video for this song with alien looking women in rubber suits pouring candle wax and whatnot

Jul 14 11 - 4:33pm

I find the video lazy and uninteresting. It's okay for a music video to be surreal and have nothing to do with the actual song, but maybe you want it to at least find a beat...?

This is a much MUCH better video to this song. (Not to mention painfully sexy. Sadly, when I showed this to my new boyfriend, he found it weird and uncomfortable. I'm not sure we have a future.)

That said, Interpol can do no wrong.

Jul 15 11 - 9:13am
Stuckina Parkbench

Swoooon... Afraid this assures that you have to dump said new boyfriend.

Jul 15 11 - 11:13am

Sigh. Good obsessives are so hard to find.

Jul 14 11 - 10:45pm

Jesus, I wish he would make an actual movie once in a while.

Jul 22 11 - 5:46am

Wait, I cannot ftoahm it being so straightforward.