While Funny or Die is best known for making viral comedy videos, the website does make the occasional foray into the world of music — and its latest is the video for Real Estate’s “Crime.”
Directed by Tom Scharpling, the video stars actor Andy Daly from HBO’s Eastbound & Down and Comedy Central’s Review as a stand-in for Scharpling himself.
In the intro to the clip, “the director” explains that he is completely broke and is more than willing to sacrifice his creative vision in order to complete the video. If that means adding a few product placement deals for online pottery sales, a novel about hormonal undead skateboarders, some reminiscences about the good old days and a brief appearance by the Westboro Baptist Church, so be it. For a few extra bucks, “Scharpling” even sold some air time to a Thai restaurant, where the band performs during the video.
Real Estate’s Atlas is out now on Domino. Unfortunately Jared Frankel’s novel Blood Lords is not currently for sale.