Video of the Day: The Younger Lovers by KUSF's Irwin Swirnoff

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Irwin Swirnoff--one of my favorite DJs on KUSF, where he goes by the nickname Sleeves on Hearts--has a double life as a video director. Late last year, he directed a Wooden Shjips clip for Motorbike.

Swirnoff recently finished a video for The Younger Lovers, the latest musical project from Brontez of Gravy Train!!!! (Brontez also publishes the zine Fag School). This new gig takes influence from garage rock and girl groups, making it perfect for the black and white format Swirnoff used for the single "Sha-Boo-Lee."

The song is a sweet boy crush ditty, with sonic distortion and personal indiscretions competing for attention like an early Dirtbombs single. One note: there's a shot at the end of Brontez' naughty bits, making the last 30 seconds or so a little NSFW. 

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