Animation worked so well for Jet on their first video, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl,” the Australian rockers are sticking with it for “Cold Hard B****.”
The song will be pushed to rock radio in the next week, and the video will go out in February. Tomorrow’s Brightest Minds, who have worked with the Distillers, Bad Religion and the Datsuns, directed “Cold Hard B****,” shot Tuesday and Wednesday in Australia. According to the treatment, most of the footage will be raw and grainy and filmed documentary-style to contrast with the animated fantasy sequences.
An ’80s-looking Jet pinball machine will give the clip a classic vibe, and throughout the video will be edits of the bandmembers posing, laughing and playing the boisterous tune. When singer Cameron Muncey picks up a napkin stained with a lipstick print, the lips will start to mouth the lyrics to the song, according to the treatment. When Muncey walks into the men’s room, a drawing on the wall of a busty woman will come to life and start to shimmy. And when he stares into the jukebox, the musicians in a photograph of a ’60s girl group will sing along with the band.
Jet will be in Australia on the traveling Big Day Out festival through February 1. On February 4 they’ll launch a tour of Japan and Europe that’ll run through March 9 in London. This spring they’ll join the Vines on a North American tour.
“Going with the Vines and hanging with a bunch of Aussies was the best offer we got,” drummer Chris Cester said.
“We always go have a few drinks and catch up,” added guitarist Nic Cester. “Those guys are great.”
Jet and Vines tour dates, according to Capitol Records:
- 3/11 – Houston, TX @ Engine Room
- 3/12 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
- 3/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre
- 3/15 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
- 3/16 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
- 3/17 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
- 3/19 – Boston, MA @ Avalon Ballroom
- 3/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
- 3/22 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
- 3/23 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
- 3/24 – Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo’s
- 3/26 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
- 3/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
- 3/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
- 3/30 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
- 3/31 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
- 4/1 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
- 4/3 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
- 4/4 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel – The Joint
- 4/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
- 4/8 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
- 4/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
- 4/12 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
- 4/13 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
- 4/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom