Naked Shia LaBeouf Stares at Butterflies in New Video for Sigur Rós

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June 18 2012 1:15 PM

Did You See This? Naked Shia LaBeouf Stares at Butterflies

Still from the music video for "Fjögur píano"
After licking the fiery lollipops, the gang finds themselves swerving to avoid an octopus.

Still from the music video for Sigur Rós's "Fjögur píano."

We’re only a few hours into the week, and already I’ve seen so many things that I never thought I’d see. For this I can only thank the new video for Sigur Rós’ “Fjögur Píanó,” from director Alma Har’el, which plays like a dream sequence right out of The Big Lebowski.

Here are just a few of the things you’ll see in this video: Naked Shia LaBeouf, Shia LaBeouf staring at a dead butterfly, Shia LaBeouf licking an apparent LSD lollipop, Shia LaBeouf feeling bad about the dead butterflies, Shia LaBeouf getting pissed at those butterflies again, a ceramic pony shattering in water. (And yes, you’ll also see plenty of Shia LaBeouf’s penis, plus he draws a smiley on actress Denna Thomsen’s nipples, so it’s very NSFW.)

The cumulative effect—which is part of Sigur Rós’s ongoing “Mystery Film Experiment” for their new album Valtari, also featuring videos from talents like Ramin Bahrani and John Cameron Mitchellfalls somewhere between profound (we hurt the ones we love) and profoundly campy (we drive an underwater car, and almost hit a shark), but either way there’s no denying that this one is really something.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer.