26 Jul
Paying homage to hometown Atlanta Braves' mascot Chief

In conjunction with Vice and Ray-Ban‘s Never Hide Noise, doo-wop punk don’t-give-a-damn band Black Lips have released a new two-minute music video that pays homage to Chief Noc-A-Homa. Chief Noc-A-Homa is the former mascot for their hometown Atlanta Braves (Black Lips’ favorite sports team) from the 1950’s-80’s. Apparently he was known for emerging from a teepee in the bleachers to rally the hometown crowd. However, this video, directed by Sandy Kim, is from Chief Noc-A-Homa’s point of view — a Native American who’s cultural attire has been appropriated, and his pride diminished at the expense of the white man’s entertainment. This story sounds so familiar (here’s looking at you, America) — but now he’s back for revenge, taking back his traditional garments and wreaking havoc on a few podunk patrons. It’s about time the Native Americans won. Although why’s he taking it out on the Braves? Ever seen that Cleveland Indians logo? That shit’s so racist even Walt Disney might feel a little guilty…

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