Premiere: Strong Killings, “Stegosaurus/Never Wanna Dance”

Does anyone remember that show Dinosaurs from the '90s? It was about a family of dinosaurs who were kind of working class, in the Roseanne mold (Dad wore flannel, kids were sassy), and in the final episode they all went extinct because they had been treating the Earth so badly (topical!). This video is kind of like that, in that these are a bunch of dinosaurs that think they are people, and are doing people stuff like reading the newspaper and watching TV. It's claymation, instead of puppets, and these dinosaurs are pretty cute. The song, by Seattle's Strong Killings, is hard-driving, wack-a-doodle, science fiction guitar rock, in the same vein as Baltimore's Dope Body; cutesy videos seem to be the status quo for bands like this right now, which is a little weird, but I can't say it's a bad idea. Strong Killings' self-titled LP is out on Seattle's Don't Stop Believin' Records now.