New Video: Paramore, ‘Anklebiters’

Paramore go back to the drawing board (literally) in their new “Anklebiters” video.

After watching Paramore’s last two action-packed and live-action videos, “Still Into You” and “Now,” we’re frankly feeling a little “WHAA?” by the pop-punk trio’s animated new “Anklebiters” clip. Not “WHAA?” in a bad way, of course, but more “WHAA?” in the “I thought this is what lyric videos were for” way. (We generally chafe at missed opportunities to see Hayley Williams’ two-toned hair.) But then we thought about it some more and decided, what better way is there to film a video called “Anklebiters” than by drawing, well, ACTUAL ankle biters?

Watch Paramore’s “Anklebiters” video after the jump.

Track 10 from Paramore’s Now album, the Jordan Brune-directed “Aklebiters” is an animated joyride (of Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love” proportions) that not only embodies the song’s high-energy, guitar-pop-driven vibe, but it also features everything from little “Pac-Man”-looking circular dust-mite things to eagles wearing pillbox hats… And dancing disembodied hands. There’s also no story line in particular, nor do Hayley,┬áJeremy Davis, or Taylor York show up, but the video game-esque “Anklebiters” IS like watching a colorful mashup of “Pac-Man” meets “Monty Python” cartoons meets every “WTF??” dream we’ve ever had, usually involving arcades and pinball machines.

Take a “bite” below, grab Paramore’s new Now album, and look out for the band this summer at Vans Warped Tour.

+ Watch Paramore’s “Anklebiters” video.

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