The awkward tween years are never fun, but they are a phase of life that we all must pass through. Like when your little brother is late for dinner and your mom yells up the stairs at him “Stevie, it’s time to for dinner! Come eat with your family!” and he comes stomping down the staircase, glares at the family and is like “GOSH MOM I told you not to call me Stevie anymore I’m STEVEN now uggggggh I hate this family” before slamming the door to his room and sulking for the rest of the night.
The dark blazers, troubled looks on their faces, and brick wall in the background say ‘we are a no-nonsense independent band with something to say,’ but the neon green logo, swoop-cut on blondie and purple skinny tie say ‘for more information check us out on Buzznet.’ They are caught between eras, that Britney Spears song ‘Not a girl, not yet a women.’
Bands often go through similar periods in their development, and it appears that Sumerian standouts I SEE STARS are right in the middle their own ‘awkward tween phase.’ Basically they are like ‘omg we are SO not scene will you guys seriasly please stop calling us scene we haven’t been scene for like 2 years!!!’ and also ‘we feel like it is our responsibility as young adults to talk about some really effed up stuff that is happening in society right now.’ Specifically, that the government is trying to take away your most basic of human rights: social networking.
In this video, they dress up in Anonymous masks and infiltrate the bad guys’ headquarters, eventually locating the computers that the government uses to secretly control the internet. You can tell they are in the right place because there is a sign on the wall with the Google, Youtube and Yahoo logos on it– since I don’t see its logo present I guess they don’t censor Pinterest, the govt is probably like ‘lol that site is just Tumblr for chubby old indie girls i am pretty sure Hipstamatic pics of their antique mason jar collection are not a threat to national security.’ Then they plant a virus on the computer and watch as it spreads across the world, their logo flashing across the screen as a symbol that is like ‘u seriasly don’t know who ur messing with!!! this movement is like soooooo much more powerful than u can even imagine and we are not going to just stand back and let u take away our right to the internet!!’