“Howlin’ for You” is the second single, released in 2011, from The Black Keys‘ sixth album Brothers (2010). The video was directed Chris Marrs Piliero, written by Chris Marrs Piliero & Don Piliero, and stars Tricia Helfer, Sean Patrick Flanery, Corbin Bernsen, Diora Baird, Christian Serratos, with Sir Todd Bridges, and introducing Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach as “Las Teclas de Negro” [aka “The Black Keys”]. Oh, and Shaun White is in it, too!
My thoughts… OK, I’m not that big of a fan of Akron’s own The Black Keys which is probably why I only just found this video recently, but damn this video is f***ing amazing! It’s not really a video, though – it’s really more of short film disguised as a fake trailer for a Machete-inspired grindhouse film. I would watch the hell out this awesome movie if it were ever to get made! Director/co-writer Chris Marrs Piliero and co-writer Don Piliero, by the way, went on to direct/co-write Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart’s fun superhero film Electra Woman & Dyna Girl (2016)!