What the hell is happening in this Tea Cozies video?

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The Tea Cozies released the video for the song “Cosmic Osmo” off their excellent EP “Bang Up” earlier this week and saying it’s strange doesn’t quite do it justice.

It’s a difficult video to explain, but if I had to sum it up I would describe it as what might happen if David Lynch wrote a Stefon skit for SNL. I can hear Bill Hader’s classic SNL club-going tour guide’s voice spelling it out to me in my head now.

Stefon: The hottest video in Seattle is called “Cosmic Osmo.” It’s a creepy mind-boggling clip that is so incredibly odd that you won’t be able to stop watching. It has everything. There are loose mannequin limbs, a tranqued-up keyboarder, Adra Boo’s cherry, scary black-bar-eyed Kithkins, gravitationally possessed silverware …  and it all starts with a refreshing gasmilk facial.

Seth Meyers: What’s a gasmilk facial?

Stefon:  It’s when you lean back and close your eyes so a guy in a gas mask can pour blue milk all over your face.




Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 14 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and editor of defunct music site Ear Candy.