Video: MGMT "Cool Song No. 2"

Electronic duo MGMT cultivate their image as psychadelic weirdos with almost unwavering commitment, even when they enlist a guy best known for his role in a staunchly realistic series like "The Wire" to be in their video. Actor Michael K. Williams, who used to deal out punishment with a shotgun as Omar in the HBO series, appears in the video for "Cool Song No. 2" to deal out something substantially weirder.

After beginning as sort of an alternate-reality Drive, the video, directed by Bradford Young, gets extremely alternate in its reality by showing Williams giving some sort of crystal/mold infusion to a dude covered in some type of spores. Or something. The point is it's weird. But it's also cool, and the chugging, abrasive and theatrically grandiose song builds on the group's familiar sonic template while heading in a slightly darker direction.

MGMT's self-titled album is out today, and the group has also announced fall tour dates, beginning November 10 in Austin, Tex. Check out the full tour schedule below and watch the video above. 

November 10—Austin, TX
November 12St. Louis, MO
November 13Madison, WI
November 14Columbus, OH
November 15Indianapolis, IN
November 17Des Moines, IA
November 18St. Paul, MN
November 19Chicago, IL
November 20Detroit, MI
November 22Louisville, KY
November 23Memphis, TN
November 24Atlanta, GA
November 26Washington, DC
November 27Charlotte, NC
November 29Durham, NC
December 2Pittsburgh, PA
December 3Philadelphia, PA
December 5Boston, MA
December 7Toronto, ON
December 9Montreal, QC
December 13Brooklyn, NY

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