“Marathon Runner” (Video)

    Loading a music video with kids is a quick and easy way to pile on the whimsy and nostalgia.  Though with his video for Yellow Ostrich’s “Marathon Runner” director Matthew Lessner doesn’t deliver a straightforward take on childhood glee.  Instead Lessner turns up the weird giving his young stars bizarre masks, large claws, and a handful of peculiar dance routines.  Set against Alex Schaaf’s earnest vocals, the anonymous youngsters embark on a slow-motion rampage that’s as alienating as it is aesthetically interesting.  Watch for yourself below.