‘Hell Broke Luce’: a new music video by Tom Waits


I wasn’t surprised at the utter disappointment many media outlets expressed when the much hyped August 7 finally arrived revealing, not a tour announcement, but rather the release of a music video for “Hell Broke Luce,” the battle march from 2011′s “Bad As Me” by Tom Waits.

But what does “live up to the hype” even mean?

I like the idea of an artist sending cryptic messages of pirates and sharks to media outlets, regardless of the big reveal.

The video, directed by Matt Mahurin, brilliantly matches the aggressive song with the lingering, surrealist imagery of Waits marching through a battlefield, pulling a house by rope.

Advisory: this video contains profanity and awesomeness.