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The Dead Weather cocks their guns on Cinemax tomorrow night

July 10, 2009 | 12:16 pm

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The Coen Brothers, eat your hearts out.

"No Country For Old Men" is getting a run for its money with the Dead Weather's video "Treat Me Like Your Mother," set to debut on Cinemax tomorrow night at 9:55 p.m. (Too bad it can't be high noon.) It's directed by Jonathan Glazer, who used the Stranglers' raunchy song "Peaches"* brilliantly in the Ben Kingsley vehicle "Sexy Beast" and who also made the raw and emotional video for one of Nick Cave's most heart-wrenching songs, "Into My Arms."

If you watch the dual-screen preview for "Treat Me Like Your Mother" here, and you're anything like me -- a big ol' scaredy-cat who covers her eyes when anyone on screen so much as alludes to violence -- you'll get the chills just from the sound of the wind and guns cocking. Not much is known about what happens in this video, but it has been said that Alison Mosshart shoots Jack White.

Perhaps you are interested in wearing the clothes of a maybe murderess? Good, because Venus Zine, in a cute promotion, is giving away Mosshart's outfit from the video. (Full disclosure: I worked for Venus Zine way back in the day.) The Kills mistress will award the "pre-blood soaked versions" of her Diesel jacket, Hometown Heroes shirt and Nudie jeans to the winner. Ladies, imagine wearing that tough get-up to Little Joy on a Friday night. You will only need some mud-caked cowboy boots to complete the look.

--Margaret Wappler

*Greil Marcus once called the Stranglers "a loathsome sub-Doors quintet." Yep, that's about right.

Photo credit: thedeadweather.com

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