Stop what you’re doing and view Mike Krol’s hilarious video for “Neighborhood Watch”

In Mike Krol’s new video for “Neighborhood Watch,” no one is safe from the law.

In the video, it appears that just a picture of a cop (Krol’s cover art) holding his hand out as if to say “stop” is enough to halt bad guys in their tracks — people like candy shoplifters, druggies and people who like jazz. Flashes of red add a comic-book superhero vibe. Even when a guy holds up two girls with a knife, his picture is all that is needed to physically push the guy down. Epic.

Watch for New York comedians Michael Lisk (from The Best Show with Tom Scharpling), Nate Fernald, Brett Davis, Kady Ruth Ashcraft in the video.

Mike Krol’s new album is out Aug. 28 on Merge Records. His “Ball & Chain” tour begins Sept. 4.

Mike Krol “Ball & Chain” tour dates:
Sep 04 Madison, WI – Strictly Discs in-store
Sep 09 Milwaukee, WI – The Cactus Club
Sep 10 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Sep 13 Spokane, WA – Big Dipper
Sep 14 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern*
Sep 15 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge*
Sep 17 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop*
Sep 18 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo*
Sep 19 San Diego, CA – Seven Grand
Sep 20 Tucson, AZ – Hotel Congress
Sep 22 Austin, TX – The Mohawk (inside)
Sep 24 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sep 25 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Sep 26 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
Sep 27 Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s
Sep 28 New York, NY – Cake Shop
Sep 29 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
Oct 01 Cambridge, MA – Out of the Blue Gallery
Oct 02 Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo
Oct 03 Ottawa, ON – House of Targ
Oct 04 Toronto, ON – The Drake
Oct 05 Detroit, MI – Majestic Cafe
Oct 06 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Oct 23 Valencia, ES – Deleste Festival
Oct 25 Paris, FR – Point Ephemere^
Oct 26 Guildford, UK – The Boileroom
Oct 27 Bristol, UK – Start the Bus
Oct 28 Manchester, UK – The Eagle Inn
Oct 29 London, UK – Shacklewell Arms
Oct 30 Amsterdam, NL – London Calling @ Paradiso
Oct 31 Groningen, NL – Vera
Nov 04 Stockholm, SE – Fritz’s Corner @ Lilla Hotellbaren
Nov 05 Oslo, NO – Revolver
Nov 06 Göteborg, SE – Woah Dad HQ
Nov 07 Copenhagen, DK – Drone Bar
Nov 08 Hamburg, DE – Molotow Bar
Nov 09 Berlin, DE – The Monarch
* w/ Mac McCaughan + The Non-Believers
^ w/ Ezra Furman

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