Broken Social Scene takes an uncharacteristically dark turn with this video for “Sweetest Kill” off last year’s “Forgiveness Rock Record.” With the woozy song as backdrop, occasionally serving as dialogue, a twisted woman played by Bijou Phillips plots her lovers demise and executes her bloody plan with an axe and hand saw.
She first poisons her lover’s wine and dances with him until he succumbs on the floor of her hazy living room. Then, in a scene reminiscent of “American Psycho,” she hacks at him with a giant axe in shots that would make “Braveheart” era Mel Gibson jealous. It’s all for those pretty white roses she grows out back in her wicked, sensuous soil.
Warning: This video contains graphic imagery and hacked apart limbs that may not be suitable for all.
Broken Social Scene will be supporting TV On The Radio for two weeks at the end of their late summer tour in September.
07/01/11 / Toronto, ON / Downsview Park
07/07/11 / Winnipeg, MB / Shaw Park
07/09/11 / Sudbury, ON / Northern Lights Festival
07/14/11 / Edmonton, AB / Edmonton Northlands Grounds
07/29/11 / Montreal, QC / Osheaga Festival
08/07/11 / Dartmouth, NS / Alderney Landing
08/19/11 / Salmon Arm, BC / Roots & Blues Festival
09/04/11 / Seattle, WA / Bumbershoot Festival
09/06/11 / Boston, MA / Bank Of American Pavilion ^
09/08/11 / New York, NY / Waterfront ^
09/09/11 / Philadelphia, PA / Mann Centre ^
09/12/11 / Charlotte, NC / The Fillmore Charlotte ^
09/13/11 / Atlanta, GA / Tabernacle ^
09/14/11 / Nashville, TN / Ryman Auditorium ^
09/16/11 / Dallas, TX / House Of Blues ^
09/18/11 / Austin, TX / Austin City Limits
09/20/11 / Denver, CO / Ogden Theatre ^
09/21/11 / Denver, CO / Ogden Theatre ^
^ W/ TVOTR