The Claudettes' Johnny Iguana had a feeling his sister-in-law Kate Stone, a Brooklyn-based graphic artist, could do something special with one of the band's songs.
And her stop-motion animation video for "Taco Night Material," premiering exclusively below, shows his instinct was spot-on.
The fast-paced clip, which Stone created using photographic cut-outs and a diorama-style set, is an energetic, nonstop visual feast of images, including a singing stove, a birthday cake, taco bowls, skeletons, insects, dead tree trunks growing through the floor and scores of other effects. "It was entirely made by hand, with no digital manipulation," Stone tells Billboard. "It took about eight hours to animate every 30 seconds of the video -- a time-consuming but very rewarding process, and we're all very excited about the results."