Published Sep 23, 2015Though the illustrated album cover to Geoff Berner's forthcoming We Are Going to Bremen to Be Musicians features a barnyard portrait including donkeys, cats and dogs, it's that fowl figure at the top of the piece that factors into the Vancouver singer-songwriter's new music video. That said, feathered friends might want to steer clear of the accordionist, considering the song it's for is called "Swing a Chicken 3 Times over Your Head."
The klezmer-pop track has Berner howling about his 40th birthday, a raucous milestone that left him bloodied and, as you may have guessed, ready to do some swingin'. The cut-and-paste visuals recreate this with a rubber chicken, while also delivering on-the-
You'll find the video below, while Berner flings his new album our way October 16 via Coax Records/Oriente Musik.