Broken Social Scene’s Political New Music Video

"It's not a stretch to look at any kind of scientific papers coming out and admit the world is dying. It's dying largely because of people's selfishness, anxiety, and disgust with themselves," said Broken Social Scene's Charles Spearin in a May interview with Pitchfork.

Sounds rough, but he goes on to say, "I remember this one poem I read that basically said you begin to love the world when you realize it's dying."

It's heavy, but sort of beautiful. In Broken Social Scene's new music video for "Meet Me in the Basement." The song, set to images ranging from cops and riots to the Yo Gabba Gabba gang somehow manages to echo that sentiment. Watch it here.

Broken Social Scene is part of today's lineup at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL.