In this video, some awesome Australian bros called YOUR WEIGHT IN GOLD have a video that reminds me of a Disney Channel movie that would be called something like “Permanently Grounded” where the parents go away for the weekend and the kids have a rly zany party. Then mom calls and says they’re coming home early, everybody panics, and there’s a montage of all the kids scrambling to clean up the house, and at the end of the montage the parents walk in the door juuuuust as the last of the incriminating party evidence is hastily concealed. Mom surveys the scene, sees that everything is in order, and nods approvingly– then a piece of pizza that was stuck to the ceiling falls on her head! Mom is frozen with a horrified look on her face, and the bumbling idiot dad breaks the ice by asking, “Did you get extra pepperoni?” GROUNDED!!
I’ve never been to Australia, but my research (ie the Parkway Drive DVD) suggests that it’s pretty much one big, sweet party like this video. My notes:
- Love the “borrowed miniDV camera set on auto” look of the footage! Who needs midtones??
- :22 Nike fannypack sighted. An euro on vacation??
- So many zany, PG-rated antics: wrestling on the perfectly trimmed back lawn, bodyboarding down the stairs, stagediving off the porch, and a human pyramid. I hope my kids turn out this wholesome and well-behaved! (srs)
- Everybody is barefoot for the indoor scenes: “Brahs, u gotta take your shoes off on the carpet, my mom will go mental if it gets stained!” So cute!!
No joke, this is everything I have ever loved about hardcore: an awesome song about having fun with your bros, coupled with an awesome video in which they have fun with their bros. And even though I’m a self-hating fucked up loser, I always wished I was a happy normal person like these kids, so I really like the family-friendly vibe (srs). Back tard, and wish I could hang out with these bros!
Holler at YOUR WEIGHT IN GOLD on Facebook and tell them not to ever go srs– EASYCORE’S NOT DEAD!