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The Priestner brothers, and Lubo.
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Rare Americans is a Punk Rock band from Canada. The lineup currently consists of the Canadain Priestner brothers and the Slovakian Lubo. They're particularly notable for how their songs are promoted. They chose to promote their songs as ads on YouTube as full music videos. Their website can be found here, and their YouTube account can be found here.

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  • Animated Music Video: A lot of their music has an animated music video to go with it.
  • Broken Bird: Nicky from "Brittle Bones Nicky", wearing a bitter expression and having suffered abuse from his father. He fights back and throughout the video, continues to fight until he dies of old age.
    • Byronic Hero: Crosses into this because Nicky does show a soft side to his girlfriend and his prison buddy. Later on in Gas Mask, Nicky can be seen helping the boxer through his drug addiction, having gone through similar struggles himself.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Oh good lord, Uncle Graham from "Hullabaloo." He overworks, guilts, and drugs his employees into being subservient to him, and then morphs into some sort of eldritch creature and eats his own employees. It's gotten to the point where his own security is afraid of him.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: The music video for Moss Park.
  • Dem Bones: Brittle Bones Nicky.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette:Nicky when he is human.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Subverted in that Brittle Bones Nicky isn't a bad person, but he's aggressive, crafty, and tricky. That said, even though she died when he was very young, he still loved his mom very much and a large reason why he sold his soul to Satan is to protect his mother.
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  • God and Satan Are Both Jerks: Of a sort, in "Brittle Bones Nicky 2". At first, God is merely presented as the kind of guy who laughs at people who assume they go to Heaven before tossing them over to The Devil. Later, however it's revealed that The Devil is God; he just wears either title based on his mood.
    "Surprised? Most of 'em are.
    I'm Mufasa and I'm Scar.
    Lily white shit gets old and trite
    Now tell me why you’re in my sight."
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Ryan and Dave. Despite the very different lives they lead, Dave isn't willing to give up on Ryan, and helps him go through rehab.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: The Panda and the Eagle in "Knives, Guns, and Bed" fight with each other while aggressively making out.
  • Never Bring A Knife To A Gunfight: The Panda brought a knife to fight against the Eagle's gun, in the song titled "Knives Guns and Bed."
  • Rule of Symbolism: A lot of Rare American Music Videos run on symbolism while also telling a story.
  • Stable Time Loop: Brittle Bones Nicky pushes himself down into Hell so he can become the skeletal trickster from his first video.
  • The Trickster: "Brittle Bones Nicky was crafty and tricky, and that son of a bitch was gold."
  • The 'Verse: Somewhat, as characters from certain music videos will show up in others.
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