New Beach House ‘Wishes’ video is sheer insanity

Modified: October 28, 2016

Ray Wise sings "Wishes" in the new Beach House music video.

Ray Wise sings “Wishes” in the new Beach House music video.

Beach House just released the delightfully bizarre video for their song “Wishes,” directed by Eric Wareheim (of Tim and Eric) and starring Ray Wise (of many B-movies).

Wise lip-syncs the song, standing on a football field, while cheerleaders and colorfully dressed “athletes” perform “sports.” It’s best just to see for yourself:

How did this come to be? Wareheim is a Baltimore native, and, according to Twitter, Beach House is his favorite band.

In the past couple years, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, the two members of Beach House, have gone to great lengths to establish Beach House as a serious artistic project (despite the fact that Legrand has a hilarious sense of humor). So it’s refreshing to see Beach House get a little weird.

OK, a lot weird.

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