Here's the video for Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks' Mirror Traffic single, "Senator," starring Jack Black as a perfectly bad senator. He may snort coke compulsively and get himself off with a cattle prod, but that doesn't mean he can't hold adorable babies to win over America! Director (and "Bob's Burgers" writer) Scott Jacobsen, raved to Spin about the two semi-icons on set:
Jack Black showed up and put in a 12-hour day that encompassed everything from genital-shocking to a real (unplanned) dog bite to full-on nudity. I am a fan for life. And Malkmus was gracious and helpful and insanely cool. As a Pavement and Jicks fan from way back, I felt completely fulfilled.
We're liking the slow pacing of the track, which showcases Malkmus' dry songwriting with the flat refrain ("I know what the senator wants, what the senator wants is a blow job"). In another interview with Spin, Malkmus called the senator "anyone that's trying to hang in there...trying to stay in office and do whatever they can do to get votes. Democrat or Republican." We're hoping the bipartisan nod lands him another incongruous spot on Fox's "Redeye." No one makes Greg Gutfeld look like an idiot who talks too much like Malkmus.