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Imperial Teen Switches Places in 'Runaway': VIDEO


The San Francisco-based indie pop band Imperial Teen (which has an out gay band member, Roddy Bottum, who is also in Faith No More) is out with their latest video "Runaway", which is all about pastels and place-switching.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. They have TWO out gay members (Will Schwartz, also of hey willpower). A great track from my favorite band!

    Posted by: Daniel | Feb 2, 2012 10:46:21 AM

  2. Yeah, both of the guys in Imperial Teen are gay. Their first record, "Seasick," came out when I was 16 and pretty much defined the feelings of high school sexual confusion I was having at the time. They're a great band with a really consistent string of albums that have always tackled queer issues.

    Posted by: randomguy | Feb 2, 2012 11:19:58 AM

  3. So umm.... is Roddy Bottum a real name? hah...

    Posted by: JC | Feb 2, 2012 11:27:03 AM

  4. Oh, I love them so.

    Posted by: ger | Feb 2, 2012 11:41:46 AM

  5. Randomguy: I was 14 when, "Seasick," came out. It changed my life. Hearing Roddy Bottum sing, "you kiss me like a man boy," over and over made me feel like everything was going to be ok. It was my mid 90's, "it gets better," moment.

    Posted by: Daniel | Feb 2, 2012 11:56:59 AM

  6. Roddy Bottum? Oh, c'mon. LOL.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Feb 2, 2012 12:04:29 PM

  7. They are fantastic live, check them out. I remember seeing them in L.A. years ago and they did a fantastic Belinda Carlisle cover as an encore.

    Posted by: Adam | Feb 2, 2012 12:30:03 PM

  8. @ daniel, @ randomguy,

    hear, hear.

    Posted by: josh | Feb 2, 2012 9:54:09 PM

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