Once upon a time, in a wooded glen off in some distant land, there was a dapper gentleman. Wandering through the woods one day, the mustachioed traveler came across a cabin inhabited by a beautiful woman; he instantly fell in love, despite her servitude to an intimidating partner armed with a gun and a whip. Ever-faithful to his heart, the dandy hatched a plot for her escape, even enlisting the help of a bear (who just so happened to know how to drive).

So goes the legend of Weyes Blood's video for "Do You Need My Love," the just-released single from her upcoming album Front Row Seat to Earth. On paper, it reads like your typical fairy tale, but the visual is anything but normal, transcending the gender binary as well as common logic. Natalie Mering dons a mustache to play the assumed male lead, with her friends (Sam Boyd, Ben Kudler, Nikki Smith) taking part in similar gender-bending antics. Plus, there's someone in a bear suit — and as Nicolas Cage so powerfully demonstrated in The Wicker Man remake, amazing things happen when you stick someone in a bear suit. Watch below.

Mexican Summer will release Weyes Blood's new album, Front Row Seat to Earth, on October 21.

WEYES BLOOD on TOUR
Oct. 4 — San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall ^
Oct. 5 — Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Music Club ^
Oct. 6 — San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar ^
Oct. 19 — Pomona, CA @ Acerogami ^
Oct. 27 — Boston, MA @ First Baptist Church
Oct. 28 — Montreal, Québec @ Drones
Oct. 29 — Toronto, Ontario @ Baby G
Oct. 30 — Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
Oct. 31 — Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
Nov. 1 — Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse
Nov. 2 — Nashville, TN @ Soft Junk
Nov. 3 — Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
Nov. 4 — Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
Nov. 5 — Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
Nov. 6 — Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Nov. 7 — Washington, DC @ Haushouse
Nov. 8 — Baltimore, MD @ Floristree
Nov. 9 — Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
Nov. 10 — Brooklyn, NY @ The Park Church Co–op
Nov. 12 — Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who? Festival
Nov. 14 — Hamburg, Germany @ Kleiner Donner
Nov. 15 — Jena, Germany @ Glashaus
Nov. 16 — Berlin, Germany @ ACUD
Nov. 17 — Amsterdam, the Netherlands @ OCCII
Nov. 18 — Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ De Gudde Wellen
Nov. 19 — St Gallen, Switzerland @ Palace
Nov 20 — Geneva, Switzerland @ La Graviere
Nov. 21 — Paris, France @ Espace B
Nov. 22 — London, England @ London Field Brewhouse
Nov. 23 — Manchester, England @ The Castle
Nov. 24 — Sheffield, England @ Bungalows & Bears
Nov. 25 — Glasgow, Scotland @ The Hug & Pint
Nov. 28 — Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique (Witloof Bar)
Nov. 30 — Barcelona, Spain @ Sidecar
Dec. 1 — Madrid, Spain @ Siroco
Dec. 2 — Lisbon, Portugal @ ZDB
Dec. 3 — Guimaraes, Portugal @ CCVF

^ with TOPS