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.
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