Justice Wants To D.A.N.C.E. All Over Your F.A.C.E.

noah | May 2, 2008 10:30 am

Frenchie dance duo Justice may be the perfect act for the current time that we live in, i.e. an era that’s full of smug self-referentiality, parties with decent music that are solely populated by people asking where the next party might be, and cults of personality that have voids at their center. The video for “D.A.N.C.E.” seems to represent their modus operandi best, really–aesthetically impressive, but stuffed full of statements that dig no deeper than what can be expressed by a T-shirt, and lots of references to some other cultural touchstone that lurks within the recesses of the 18-34 demo’s collective memory. As such, it was probably inevitable that they’d move on to the “shocking video stuffed with gratuitous violence” phase of their career, but I figured they’d at least wait until their post-Cross album to do so. “Stress” clip after the jump.

You know what this reminds me of? “Smack My Bitch Up.” Except without the Metroid ending, which at least made the “controversial” aspects of the clip a bit clever.

Justice – Stress [Dailymotion]