The Black Keys Get Creepy & Weird in New Video

Watch the alternate video for 'Gold On The Ceiling,' featuring nightmarish giant-doll versions of the band.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


The Black Keys decided that leaving well enough alone wouldn't cut it, so they're releasing another video for their El Camino smash track "Gold on the Ceiling".

Shot what appears to be VHS tape that's been put through the washing machine, this version of "Gold on the Ceiling" features the Keys being carried in those BabyBjörns by incredibly creepy giants who happen to look exactly like them. Clutching fire extinguishers while odd text passes through — "Where's My Tooth?" "We Love Booty" — and so on, not to mention wheelchairs, balloons, and far too many uncomfortable embraces.

We should expect as much from a Harmony Korine project (remember, this is the man behind Gummo and Kids): it's unsettling, intentionally hideously ugly, and at the end, a couple of guys appear to be eating gold. This is all too much. Just watch.

If the video leaves you wanting more of the Black Keys' signature weirdness, don't miss the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, where the band will take the stage along with Fun. and Wiz Khalifa. It all airs live this Sunday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.