LA-based Electric Guest released its debut album, Mondo, today. The duo, composed of Asa Taccone (younger brother of the Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone) and Matthew “Cornbread” Compton, met shortly after both had moved to LA a few years back. Compton knew some of Taccone’s housemates, and after Taccone invited him to play bass and drums on a few tracks, Compton started coming over to play music all the time. One thing led to another and Electric Guest was born.
After years of working on Mondo, the two have just premiered a new video for the track “This Head I Hold.” Not only is the song ridiculously catchy — thanks to Taccone’s soulful falsetto and a hand-clap rhythm from Compton — but the two have taken a page from The Lonely Island’s book, brining just the right amount of goofiness to the clip. As Taccone waits to audition for a talent show with an American Idol-like set of judges, his nerves build up while the other competitors break dance and use a variety of props–including a pair of three — pronged swords — to outdo one another. Suddenly Taccone bolts, running for miles and becoming a desert nomad. After a nearly two minute interlude with a nomad woman and child, Taccone bolts again, heading back to the competition to face his destiny on stage.
STREAM: Electric Guest – “This Head I Hold”