Yes, I am aware this video came out over 18 months ago. Yes, I am aware that the actors playing adolescent students are 10 years too old to be in high school. Yes, I am aware that if Free Energy were still in high school they'd probably get the shit kicked out of them for looking like extras from The Hills Have Eyes.
But I'm still going to blog about it.
The American high school experience seems like such a glamorous affair compared to the dour comprehensive educational ordeal most of us British citizens had to endure. (No Hogwarts where I come from.)
Directed Josh Nussbaum and produced by Ben Nabors, Bang Pop sits comfortably with classic American high school themed music videos like Nada Surf's Popular and Deftones Back to School.
The video is equal parts homage and piss-take of an experience some of us have to piece together from the US movies and television shows we've seen. For those of you who lived through the American high school experience I'm sure you'll tell me it was more like surviving a gruelling drive-by.