One of the best parts about staying home sick as a kid (aside from chicken soup and no algebra) was the daytime talk shows. Be it Jerry Springer, Ricki Lake, Maury Povich, or even Phil Donahue, nothing is more recuperative than topics like “I Slept With My Uncle’s Best Friend” or “Help! I Love An Inanimate Object!”. Though I don’t take many sick days any more, I can now get my fix of trashiness thanks to the ladies of HAIM.
In the video for the Days Are Gone single “My Song 5”, the trio takes viewers inside an episode of the Dallas Murphy Show, something of an amalgamation of all of those terribly wonderful talk shows. In addition to casting Este Haim as a woman with a big secret (hint: it involves a certain sexual fetish), HAIM fills the clip with a bevy of famous friends: SNL star Vanessa Bayer plays the titular Murphy; ASAP Ferg (who recently remixed the same track) finds himself in a complicated love triangle; Kesha plays a woman who falls for her cat, Mr. Boots; Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and Big Sean appear in the audience; and Grimes hangs out backstage.
Watch it below.
The band’s currently hard at work on their sophomore album, which they say is coming very soon.