Video: "States and Capitals" - Musical Stew

I really enjoyed Musical Stew's song "States and Capitals" -- see, it's there on my radio station playlist from earlier this week. It's from their self-titled 2007 debut.

But this new video for the song takes it up to a whole 'nother level. The original video for the song is probably more useful from a rote learning perspective, but for sheer inventiveness, this new video has it beat. It's too late to sneak it into my list of the best videos of 2011, but I've got a good feeling about it and the 2012 list.

And all of a sudden, I appreciate much more fully the puppetry backgrounds of the members of musical stew, "Macho Nacho" and "Mouth Trumpet."

Musical Stew - "States and Capitals" [YouTube]

(Hat tip: The Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl)

After the jump, a bonus video from the band featuring the cutest electrical socket ever. I appreciate much more than I
Musical Stew - "When the Lights Go Out" [YouTube]