The Beastie Boys' New Spike Jonze-Directed Video Has A Couple Of Strings Attached


Yetis, torchings, references to the online rumor mill—yes, the Spike Jonze-directed clip for the Beastie Boys' Santigold-assisted "Don't Play No Games That I Can't Win" has it all and then some. In the clip, the group and Santi are transformed into puppets and then hunted down by an evil squad that is so infuriated by the Beasties' existence, they actually sport anti-Beasties uniforms; through it all, the group is very exceedingly polite to those people—and, uh, mythical Himalayan creatures—who help them get out of jams. (You can never have too much etiquette these days, I suppose.) Clip below—just make sure you carve 11 minutes out of your day to actually watch the whole thing, since there are a couple of blink-and-you'll-miss-'em one-liners that are quite giggle-worthy.

The ramshackle "look ma, here are some hands" feel of this video is a bit belied by the detail in the puppets, no? That's not a dealbreaker, though!

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