September 22, 2016

Video: Broom Closet - "Tisket Tasket"

Girl power conquers all on Broom Closet's new music video.

The brutal Florida heat is enough to make anyone restless for a lover to sweat through the summer with, and St. Petersburg’s lo-fi pop trio Broom Closet dives into just that with their new video for the song “Tisket Tasket”. Reminiscent of Vivian Girls’ “Take It As It Comes” and Beyonce’s “Why Don’t You Love Me,” “Tisket Tasket” asks the age old question: “Why won’t you call?” It starts with a title screen that introduces the video as a story like the nursery rhyme it is derived from. The original “Tisket Tasket” is about accidentally dropping a love letter and the object of affection finding it and returning it to the writer, but this tale is different. It’s a play on the fact that real life romance seems to fall short of our childish expectations that were promised to us by these songs and fables.

The band, which includes guitarist Avery Moore, drummer Rachel Coderre, and bassist Odessa Conner, plays in a brightly painted kitchen in their underwear as the song grows in frustration and momentum. They’re having so much fun dancing and drinking cheap Andre that it makes the viewer wonder why they care about hearing from these goofy guys at all. By the end of the video and after Moore’s exhaustive cries for attention from the subject she desires, the band seems to be just fine smoking in their bathing suits and laughing while playing the rest of the song. This fuzzy garage pop tune reminds us that girl power conquers all. Stay tuned and keep an eye out for Broom Closet, as their debut self-titled LP was released on September 18th.


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Katryn Macko is a Virgo living in Chicago, IL, who was a former member of the bedroom pop band Naps in Tallahassee, FL. She is currently an intern at Flowerbooking, lives at a house venue called Margaritaville, and is the certified #1 fan of the Bud Light Lime-A-Rita brand. She enjoys singing karaoke, beating boys at foosball, and crying to nineties romantic comedies in her spare time.