The Strangest and Most Wonderful Parties in Music Video History

Yesterday, Buffalo-based band Lemuria released the video for their new single “Scienceless.” It’s based around a sort of pre-apocalyptic end-of-the-world party, with the band welcoming an alien invasion by partying like there’s literally no tomorrow. It’s pretty great, actually, and it got us thinking about some of the other interesting parties that have featured in music videos over the years — straight-up pool parties are dime-a-dozen, obviously, but these videos are rather more interesting than that. Well, hopefully, anyway.

Smashing Pumpkins — “1979”

Like Dazed and Confused or Freaks and Geeks condensed into in a four-and-a-half-minute music video. Every hallmark of suburban adolescence is here: boredom, mild juvenile delinquency, and a rocking house party that’s clearly taking place while the parents are away.