Secret Nudist Friends get weird in South Philly in the hip-shaking “Something On Your Mind” video

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Secret Nudist Friends | photo by Mike Arrison | mikearrisonphotography.com | via facebook.com/SNFphilly

The bizarre new video from Philly retro rockers Secret Nudist Friends has a wild bit of Jean Luc Goddard going on in this new music video directed by Deb Gilmore, and not just because of the stylish outfits and poppy color schemes.

Amid its visual lightheartedness, there’s an overall surreal undercurrent and constant threat of violence, not unlike Pierrot le Fou. That carries from the tight shots of various bandmates’ hips shaking to the beat, to non-sequiter cuts of singer-guitarist Matty Klauser prowling the streets of South Philly with seemingly nefarious designs on the people he follows — the song, creepily, is called “Something On Your Mind” – to keyboardist Missy Pidgeon stepping from a corner store brandishing a butcher knife and chips, ready to retaliate.

The end result? Even though I don’t know how much time I’d want to spend hanging out with these people, but I do know they make some seriously catchy rock and roll. Watch the video below; Secret Nudist Friends plays Everybody Hits on Friday, January 25th, and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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