“Powerless” (Video)


    The Flaming Lips’ Embryonic may not have too many obvious singles on it, but the band is continuing to promote it with this video for “Powerless.” The downer vibe of the song is matched by the visuals of this clip, which center on a blindfolded girl struggling to free herself from a chair.


    Wayne Coyne and his longtime visual partner in crime George Salisbury directed this video, which gets increasingly disturbing as it progresses—the captured girl even goes into a wild seizure midway through the clip. Expect happier fun times on the Flaming Lips’ North American tour this summer, which apparently sticks closer to their balloons-and-streamers incarnation of yore.


    [via Pitchfork]