Paul Dano and a Dead Daniel Radcliffe Star in Absurd Video for “Montage”


Manchester Orchestra members Andy Hull and Robert McDowell, who scored the new DANIELS (Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, get it?) film, Swiss Army Man, just released a new music video for their song “Montage,” from that film’s soundtrack.

The video for the fast-paced, zany number (which sounds a little like Animal Collective) stars the Swiss Army Man cast members Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and is a lyric video in which Radcliffe and Dano playfully and vehemently sing along. (There are very few lyrics, though “popcorn” is one of them.) The music video is a joyous spectacle that bounces from bizarre to comical and back again, and it’s shot in the same style as the film itself.

As for DANIELS, the eccentric directors are no strangers to collaborative work with recording artists. Their portfolio is filled with popular music icons like The Shins, Foster the People, Passion Pit, and Lil’ Jon. In fact, DANIELS have worked with Manchester Orchestra before, for their music video for “Simple Math,” which was the music video winner of the Vimeo Awards in 2012.

Although the movie will not premiere wide until July 1, it’ll premiere in NYC and L.A. on June 24. The soundtrack will also be available June 24. Watch both the music video and trailer for the upcoming film below.