This is random. Entertainment Weekly reports that fastidious indie rockers Grizzly Bear went ahead and gave an untitled brand new song– well, a minute’s worth of a brand new song, at least– to Washington State’s lottory to use in a new commercial.
The track finds the band at their most Beach Boys and the clip depicts a surreal trip through a convenience store directed by music video great Patrick Daughters (Grizz’s own “Two Weeks”), who has probably seen Björk’s “It’s Oh So Quiet” video a few times. The spot was choreographed by Michael Rooney, whose whimsical old-school moves were seen in (500) Days of Summer.
All other state lotteries: Now’s the time to step your indie game up. I want to see a Vampire Weekend New York state lotto proposal on my desk by 5 p.m! (Via PF)
Watch the commercial at EW’s Music Mix blog.