Bad Bad Hats Laugh It Off In ‘Shame’ [Video]

Minnesota trio Bad Bad Hats, led by the charming Kerry Alexander, just put out their first full-length, Psychic Reader, on Afternoon Records this summer, and they’ve followed up that sparkling debut with an accompanying video for the song “Shame”. The track, a crunchy ditty about knowing what’s good for you, is already one of the highlights of the brilliant Psychic Reader, but the video takes a spin for the delightfully surreal. Reenacting the classic meme “Woman Laughing Alone With Salad” at landmarks around Minneapolis, Alexander snaps selfies with lettuce, smokes a carrot like a cigarette, and saunters around, bowl in hand, without a care in the world. It’s lo-fi and nonsensical, but somehow it fits the song perfectly — one wink at the camera from Alexander and you feel like you’re in on a hilarious joke with a close friend. Check out the video below, and catch Bad Bad Hats on tour with The Mynabirds this month!

Tour Dates

9/17 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
9/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
9/19 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
9/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
9/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
9/24 – Cambridge, MA @ Atwood’s Tavern (w/ The Novel Ideas)
9/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
9/26 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
9/28 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
9/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
9/30 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
10/1 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10/2 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
10/5 – Tucson, AZ @ Flycatcher
10/6 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
10/7 – Las Vegas, NV @ Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas
10/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
10/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

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