You Wouldn’t Like Aubrey Plaza When She’s Angry (At a Fleet Foxes-Related Funeral)

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Posted by on 01/31/2012 at 10:59 AM Videos

The Popdust Files: aubrey plaza, father john misty, fleet foxes, hollywood forever cemetery sings, new videos, parks and recreation

If you’re one of those people who loves April Ludgate—yes, we’re sure “Aubrey Plaza” is a totally different person from her Parks & Recreation character in real life, but screw that—more with every pouty glance, every eye-roll and every condescending answer to a sincere question, then wait till you get a load of “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings.” The new music video from ex-Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman (now known Father John Misty—don’t question it) features Ludgate/Plaza eschewing the whole apathetic post-grad thing for something significantly more batshit insane. L/P eats flowers, smears makeup, strips, smokes an apple (MacGuyver!), breaks a turntable, and maybe kills somebody (though it might just be a ghost and you can’t really kill a ghost).

Somewhat needless to say, the video is incredibly awesome. Slightly more surprising is that the song is every bit its equal, a lovely and hypnotic (and unsurprisingly drum-heavy—hey, this is baby’s time to shine!) mid-tempo number that provides the perfect calming contrast to the video’s chaotic (though also quite lovely) visuals. It’s like a better version of what Broken Social Scene attempted last year with their similarly murderous and celeb-starring “Sweetest Kill” video, and that was a pretty cool thing in itself. Watch it over at EW, for real, and check out that BSS video below because it’s also good.

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