Prettiest Eyes Channel John Carpenter in “Mr. President” Video

It's hard to think of a more appropriate music video for this week's Mueller hearings than the caustic Prettiest Eyes clip below. Taken from the LA band's raucous Vol. 3 record on Castle Face, "Mr. President" is a rallying call rounded by razor-sharp riffs, steam-pressed synths, and twitchy rhythms. Meanwhile, director Andrew Frescas hammers its message home on several levels. Or as he puts it, "Regardless of what you may know about the world around you — your 9-5 job, your wife and kids, your parents, your schools, your government, your MEDIA! — always remember.... THEY STILL LIVE. WE STILL SLEEP. WAKE UP! That's what this music video is yelling at you, all while paying homage to John Carpenter's film They Live, a satire about an alien race living covertly among us, deliberately exploiting and dictating our very existence.

He continues, "It's crazy to me that things haven't changed at all. They just got much worse. The United States has become an industry of suppression. They want us to be poor. They train us to be employees but not to be leaders. Freedom has become a social construct, aberrated from its original meaning. We are given this sense of 'freedom' that we all accept and believe must be true but are we really free?"

Stream Vol. 3 in full below, and look out for Prettiest Eyes opening for their label mates Thee Oh Sees this fall...
Prettiest Eyes + Thee Oh Sees tour dates:
9/30 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
10/1 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
10/2 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
10/4 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
10/7 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
10/10 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue Mainroom
10/11 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
10/12 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
10/14 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
10/15 Montreal, QC - Le National
10/16 Cambridge, MC - The Sinclair
10/18 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
10/19 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
10/20 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
10/22 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/23 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
10/24 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
10/25 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack’s
10/26 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas
10/27 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas
10/29 Albuquerque, NM - Sister Bar
10/31 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom