Matt and Kim are no strangers to showing a little skin in their music videos. In the clip “Yea Yeah,” (off their debut album, S/T) the indie-pop-duo briefly turn their backs to camera (2:40) and change shirts during a raucous food fight. If the sight of barebacks in that video made you blush, I don’t even want to know what’ll happen once you see their latest creation.
(left: The Naked Cowboy has nothing on Matt and Kim.)
In “Lessons Learned”–the second music video off their Grand album–Matt and Kim rely on some classic music video parlor tricks–a Times Square backdrop, violence, bewildered bystanders, one-continuous take, a surprise ending, getting’ shut down by the man, and nudity, nudity, and more nudity. (Fittingly, this all takes place in front of the building that made famous the music video tricks of the trade mentioned above.)
I’m not a huge fan of public nudity, especially in front of little kids (1:13 into the clip Matt begins unbuckling his belt as he passes a young boy–there’s something not right about that), but I do love the fact that this video had me asking about 10 different questions by the time it was over: Were they really naked? Were they really getting arrested? Did Kim really–