So suddenly, viral versions of the “Harlem Shake” are a thing. You’ve probably all seen at least one variation of the video, in which a handful of people dance to an instrumental dance song called “Harlem Shake” by Baauer. Midway through the song, there’s a jump cut, and then a whole group of people do the dance, or whatever the hell else. It’s really blown up in the past week or so, with sports teams, offices, and countless others doing their own versions, and probably has a shelf life of – oh wait, it’s not cool anymore.
That hasn’t stopped bands from having fun with the Harlem Shake, and both Misery Signals and We Came as Romans have uploaded their own takes of the video. Misery Signals’ version is actually kind of cheating, in that the second half is just footage from their crowd at a show. WCAR’s is fittingly awkward and nails the meme way better. Watch these now,
before it’s not cool to anymore.