Mark Lanegan (formerly of Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age) has announced Somebody’s Knocking, a new record with the Mark Lanegan Band, and released its first single, “Stitch it Up.”
The accompanying music video stars Sons of Anarchy actor Donal Logue, who reprises an old character he used to play on MTV in the ’90s: Jimmy the cab driver. But the “Stitch it Up” clip is set in the 21st century, and the chatty, idiosyncratic character now uses rideshare apps to get business, ferrying Lanegan—in various guises—on different rides around the city.
The “Stitch it Up” clip, which was directed by Joe Cardamone, is the first video of Lanegan’s he’s starred in in 15 years—because it was such an entertaining one to make. “My head was pounding from laughing so hard the day of the shoot,” Lanegan said in a statement. “It was extremely tough to keep a straight face when Donal was in character, he turned into an updated version of Jimmy so fast.”
Somebody’s Knocking is the follow-up to 2017’s Gargoyle, and will arrive October 18 via Heavenly Recordings. Watch the video here: