Boston roots-rock act KINGSLEY FLOOD have a sweet new music video, premiered today by the fine folks at the AV Club, and it’s the best clip of a male character wearing a women’s dress since Tim Booth of James messed around with gender roles in 1993’s “Laid.” In fact, this could very well be a prequel.
If it wasn’t for that awesome party at the end where everyone is accepting and having fun and holding hands and participating in what seems like one of those Allston DIY concerts the internet is all about lately, this little kid just might end up as an adult in handcuffs and freaking out over failed relationships at his dirty-ass kitchen table. It’s a slippery slope, youth. Even more slippery when pirates are involved. Wait, what?
According to AV, which doesn’t really get into the whole pirate thing, the “Sun Gonna Lemme Shine” music video “was inspired by a recent New York Times story about boys wearing dresses and features 25 sassy 7-year-olds who might just have a future in music video acting.”
Speaking of futures, the Floods have a bright one on the immediate horizon: they’re at Brighton Music Hall on Friday May 3 to celebrate the release of infectious new record Battles (it’s a re-sked gig after their first attempt was blizzard’ed out back in February), and they make their Newport Folk Festival debut (read: fuck yes) in July when they arrive in Rhode Island to perform along with the likes of Beck, Feist, the Lumineers, Father John Misty, Amanda Palmer, and others.