by Adam Gold
Local zeitgeistilly Afro-beat-influenced indie poppers on the international rise Wild Cub have a new video for their wistful toe-tapper “Thunder Clatter.” We’d totally post it above were it not for the fact that the smoky focused clip — a high school-set homage to post-pubescent physical education and confusing, daze-inducing house partying, a la Nada Surf’s “Popular” video meets Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979” video, with a theme of contentious breakups, young love or something like it — debuted on Entertainment Weekly this morning.
Regrettably, EW’s home to some crafty, rival blog- and aggregator-thwarting Web editors or IT techs who make their shit totally un-embeddable. That leaves you, loyal Cream reader, with two options: You can either leave the comfortable virtual confines of this page and surf over to EW to view the video (link; keep an eye out for cameos from other local rock figures), or you can keep hanging out here on our little content farm and listen to audio of the track while scrolling through a handpicked, Cream-approved gallery of “Thunder Clatter” screen-caps (both are included after the jump) and just imagine what the real thing is really like, try and piece together the narrative, that sort of thing.
Can’t get enough Wild Cub? The band plays Sunday, March 2, at 3rd & Lindsley. Roman Candle opens that one.