Raghava Lakshminarayana would be on time for that.
Mexico’s busiest noisemakers have just dropped an animated video for Tarde/Temprano, their latest single, and it hits close to home if you’ve ever tuned in, dropped four and burned out—or whatever Leary said.
The video features acid-tinged textures laid over some very nifty claymation and a very alt-rock/grunge cameo by El Shirota themselves. It was directed by Guillermo Anda (Guiyer), an up-and-coming illustrator from Mexico and like much of his other devilish concoctions, this video is a nod to trippy nineties cartoons (even the Teletubbies make an appearance to smoke a fat one). The video protagonist—an angry figure that’s all nose and eyebrows—storms through the mundanity of modern life with clenched fists as Tarde/Temprano charges on. It’s a very fitting performance for the band’s latest banger.
El Shirota says that the video is “a nostalgic journey and [simultaneously] futuristic” and that it reinforces the band’s musical, lyrical and conceptual facets. I don’t really understand what any of that means but I do know that if you’ve ever surfed the Adult Swim Off the Air wave at three in the morning, you’ll completely get this El Shirota swell.