If you should bump into OK Go frontman Damian Kulash today (and if you're somewhere between Boulder, Colorado and Northfield, Minnesota, there's a distinct possibility that you might), give the dude a high five (though he'll probably appreciate it more if you do some sort of super-choreographed salute, as he's into that sort of thing). Why? Because the dude turns 35 years old today.
He'll be celebrating his birthday on the road with his band (they just kicked off a fresh tour) and basking in the glow of his group's tremendous year. Back in January, the band dropped their latest (and best) album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, which was produced by David Fridmann (most notoriously the producer of the last few Flaming Lips albums but also the guy behind the boards for Mercury Rev and Sleater-Kinney's The Woods) and contains a giant batch of super-catchy, ultra-funky, delightfully psychedelic tunes like "This Too Shall Pass," the druggy "WTF?" and the recently-released single "White Knuckles" (which remains the best song Prince never wrote). Having received their first significant break when the video for "Here It Goes Again" (the one with all the dancing on treadmills) went viral, the group continued their inventive visual sense with the one-two punch of "This Too Shall Pass" (which featured a gigantic Rube Goldberg machine) and "White Knuckles" (another one-take clip that stars some adorable dogs). Their parade of interactivity continues, as they are currently hosting a contest that allows people to remix "White Knuckles," with the winner (chosen by the band and Fridmann) getting their version made available as a "Rock Band" download. In honor of Kulash's birthday, relive the magic that is "This Too Shall Pass," as joyous and genius a clip as you'll ever see.