Video Clip of The Week: Toy Cars, “Bjork”

Check out this week’s Video Clip and you may wonder why New Jersey’s Toy Cars were inspired to name this song after the Icelandic pop artist “Bjork.” The lyrics don’t seem to directly address Bjork or Bjork-like activities (whatever those may be), nor does she appear in the clip, either in-person or by effigy. However, her name does get written on a small dry-erase board magnetized to a fridge at one point. So there’s that. Perhaps it is some sort of inspirational homage, which we find in This Video, or when Tame Impala named one of their songs “Led Zeppelin.” These are possibilities to consider in solving a riddle that is otherwise an enigma.

To be honest, I chose “Bjork” as this week’s video clip because, in this performance, Toy Cars sound so much like one of my favorite bands, The Replacements. And you know that cant be bad. I also love how the band capture the feel of a live performance/house party by filing this in somebody’s house.  You can watch it over and over and see something new each time. “Bjork” can be found on Toy Cars‘ latest EP, Sleeping Patterns, (released in September 2016 through Counter Intuitive Records and Sniffling Indie Kids). Enjoy!

Toy Cars Band
Toy Cars Band Photo By Brian L. Tice

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