Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Flaming Lips - I Can Be a Frog (Video)



The Flaming Lips have a new album coming out in a couple of weeks called Embryonic, and if you thought their last few records were a little too poppy and/or commercial (by their standards, anyway), I doubt you'll feel the same way about this one. Embryonic is the band's first double album, and it seems to be pretty out there in terms of experimentation and weirdness. This video for "I Can Be a Frog" says it all! (Animal noises provided by Karen O. from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Free Energy - Free Energy (Video)



I've been wondering what happened to the band Hockey Night for a while now, and apparently someone forgot to tell me that they broke up. Fortunately, Paul Sprangers and Scott Wells have since started up a new band called Free Energy, and they capture a similar sound right down to the '90s indie vibe and Pavement-esque vocals. Their upcoming debut album is being produced by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, but in the meantime, look for their digital EP (out today on iTunes) and check them out on tour with The Rakes this fall!

Air - Sing Sang Sung (Video)



French electronic duo Air are back with a new album next month called Love 2, and the first single is a beautiful song called "Sing Sang Sung". Let this video take you on a colourful animated journey as you watch a ball roll through trippy cartoon landscapes. Directed by Mrzyk & Moriceau.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Bicycles - What a Fool (Video)



I've always been a sucker for 8-bit art and animation, and when you combine it with Canadian power pop group The Bicycles, it makes for an unlikely yet endearing match. The song is from their album Oh No, It's Love, and the video is directed by Chris Cunningham (no, not that Chris Cunningham).

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