When I heard the riff, I thought, "Wow, this sounds pretty cool" and I was trying to think of what it reminded me of. I thought it sort of reminded me of Blaqk Audio, a side project of AFI (an American Alternate Rock band). Then, when heard the singing style, I was again reminded of the project. And then Jemaine and Bret appeared in the video with Jemaine having a hairstyle nearly identical to the singer's iconic one and Bret's hair and costume similarly echoing the synth/guitarist's. Blaqk Audio is such an obscure group, but I wonder if perhaps they were parodying their occasionally pretentious and somewhat 'edgy' attitude?
Or maybe I'm just stupid. Probably.