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'Drunk Girls': Spike Jonze is back creating music-video mayhem

April 19, 2010 | 11:15 am

Spike Jonze is the absolute master of creating sheer pandemonium in his music videos. And he hasn't lost his touch, judging from this new clip, "Drunk Girls" by the James Murphy-led LCD Soundsystem, in which a battalion of creepy fire-extinguisher, duct-tape, champagne-bottle wielding pranksters dressed in white panda suits wreak havoc, turning an LCD recording session into something resembling a World Series locker-room celebration gone a bit awry.

The clip feels both wonderfully anarchic and vaguely unsettling, which might just be the mood that Jonze was going for. But see for yourself: