Aug 26, 2013
Releasing their latest full-legnth THR!!!ER earlier this year Sacramento band !!! (Chk-Chk-Chk) have premiered a DIY music video for their single "Californiyeah." Filmed on the streets of Japan, live onstage (with frontman Nic Offer sporting some interesting but boxer shorts) the dance-funk sextet were even taped themselves lip-syncing their song in an hotel elevator, and eventually caught by the cops. "The clip was shot in an hour or so by our sound guy Jamie Harley," Offer explains in an interview Rolling Stone. "We rode the glass elevator in our Tokyo hotel singing along to our new hit 'Californiyeah' 'til we were busted by the authorities, Eighties-video style. Those are 100 percent real Japanese hotel rent-a-pigs busting [guitarist] Mario [Andreoni] ... like our own little episode of Bad Boys. We couldn't believe our luck. Pure video magic." Click below to watch.