The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach previously said he wanted to “get extra weird” with his new side-project The Arcs, and the band’s video for “Outta My Mind” certainly does that. What is essentially a performance video shot with psychedelic effects and background colors gets an extra dose of strange thanks to the insertion of some random footage.
A racially charged brawl breaks out in Chinatown halfway through the clip, and there’s a stinger that questions Meek Mill’s choice of beat for his Drake diss track flop “Wanna Know”. What hip-hop’s most undercooked beef has to do with the Yours, Dreamily track isn’t really clear, but it’s possible The Arcs “may not live by the same rules as us.”
Take a look below.
The Arcs have also announced a string of EU tour dates, which you can find below.
The Arcs 2015 Tour Dates:
09/09 – New York, NY @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (NPR Music First Listen Live)
11/05 – Cologne, DE @ Katine
11/06 – Berlin, DE @ Postbahnhof
11/08 – Zurich, CH @ X/ TRA
11/09 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
11/11 – London, UK @ The Forum
11/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Max
11/13 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
11/16 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz