The North Carolina-bred indie rock band kicked off the release of the single from their album, To The Ends of The Earth, with a compelling muppet-inspired music video. The video, which is an ode to a scene from the 1994 thriller Natural Born Killers, adds a dimension of creative and absurdist comedy to the buoyant new single.
Formed by Wilson Getchell in 2017, Thirsty Curses provides listeners with an expansive alternative rock experience with apparent punk and indie influences. Since their formation, the band has released four albums, with To the Ends of the Earth being their newest and arguably most audibly expansive album. While the album features songs of a variety of topics, “Jenny” is a catchy feel-good single told from the perspective of a man who is undeniably head over heels for “Jenny.”
The video, filmed and edited entirely by Getchell and fellow band member Clayton Herring, opens with a visual of a muppet couple in a car on their way to a diner that looks like a Denny’s but is in fact Jenny’s, as the opening lines to the song soon roll in.
However, anyone who has seen Natural Born Killers knows that things quickly take a turn. Before long, Getchell’s voice is singing “Jenny, baby, let’s turn it over,” while the couple executes the other muppets in the diner. Following a comically exaggerated police chase, the video ends with the dramatic death of the muppet couple, while Getchell gives listeners one last “Oh Jenny,” before the beat dies out.
With the exciting and endearing music video that is “Jenny,” it’s clear Thirsty Curses inject a fun and unique perspective to the current alternative rock scene. We can only hope the Raleigh rockers make another mashup music video with Pulp Fiction and Toy Story next.