An arctic monkey and his twin, caught in the age of understatement
Arctic Monkey Alex Turner and Miles Kane from The Rascals have a side project goin' called The Last Shadow Puppets, with a new video online today called "The Age of the Understatement." It's an epic-sounding song about marauding and proper kissing, with a video to match -- an affair of tanks and singing WWII troops, priests and Russian figure skaters.
After seeing it, I'm pretty sure that these guys are twins or clones or at the very least, go shopping together. Watch it here.
The duo played their first live show together on Tuesday night to a packed Williamsburg record store, and thanks to Hypeful blog, here's a live mp3 of their first single (which will be released in proper form April 14th, with the full album following shortly):
The Age Of The Understatement (live 3/4/08) - The Last Shadow Puppets
[top photo credit Kyle Dean Reinford, taken at last night's surprise Cake Shop show on the Lower East Side]