YOU GOTTA SEE THIS: “A Chore” by Tom Vek
Tom Vek released his debut album in 2005, then promptly disappeared from the music world. “A Chore,” the first single off sophomore album Leisure Society, marks his welcome return. The video presents Vek as the host of the television show “Tom Vek’s Island,” an homage to retro programs like Glenn O’Brien’s “TV Party.” As Vek holds up his own lyrics on cue cards, a listless Debbie Harry lookalike lipsyncs on set. The video, which shifts between grayscale and color, is trippy and slightly mesmerizing.