Juan Wauters Proves Wrestling Prowess In ‘Sanity Or Not’ Video
Real recognizes real. It’s a popular saying in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, according to the Siouxsie Sioux-looking villainess in Juan Wauters’ new video for ‘Sanity or Not’ — the second single from the New York City rocker’s forthcoming solo debut, ‘N.A.P. North American Poetry‘ — and everyone knows there’s nothing realer than professional wrestling.
In the clip, directed by Wauters’ frequent visual collaborator, Matthew Volz, the Uruguayan native pays homage to late comedian Andy Kaufman, a noted grappling enthusiast who famously faced off against women in a series of bizarre early-’80s matches. Here, Wauters faces a tough adversary, but he comes out on top, proving he’s just as good at suplexing foes as he is at penning sweet and shaggy lo-fi psych-rock chuggers.
‘N.A.P. North American Poetry’ drops Feb. 4 via Captured Tracks, and two weeks later, on Feb. 15, Wauters celebrate the disc’s release with a performance at the Rough Trade shop in Brooklyn.