You never know when a monster movie is gonna break out.

Phantods - Music Is Dead from Phantods Official on Vimeo.

Phantods continue their quest to meld frenetic pop-rock with the dark side of camp with "Music Is Dead." Director Greg Kissner of Beef Company Films stitched the band into an old Japanese monster movie called "War of the Gargantuas" to awesomely goofy effect. You never know when a pleasant evening at the lounge is gonna go bad.

If I'm not mistaken, this track, which debuted last month on 102.5, is the first official Phantods release since the "Creature" LP dropped some 17 months ago, so gobble it up right quickly and be on the lookout for more fruit from the band's winter in the studio.