Monday, February 22, 2010

The Pipettes - Our Love Was Saved by Spacemen (Video)

Despite a number of line-up changes since the release of their first album We Are The Pipettes, the kitschy '60s vibe is still firmly in tact. The Pipettes will return with Earth vs. Pipettes, to be released sometime later this year.

In the meantime, download the first single for free here.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Liars - Scissor (Video)

All I know is that I wouldn't want to be stranded at sea with these guys. Sisterworld hits stores on March 9th. Video directed by Andy Bruntel.

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The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Baby (Video)

Ride the '70s funk vibe with plenty of facial hair, a vintage reel-to-reel recorder and a disco ball. Great album, cool vid. Directed by Stephen Agnew.

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Massive Attack - Splitting the Atom (Video)

I'm not the biggest Massive Attack fan, but they always seem to have some pretty awesome music videos. This one is directed by Edouard Salier, who also did the recent Air video for "So Light Is Her Footfall".

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be Rocking That Body (Video)

Who needs Michael Bay's Transformers when you've got The Black Eyed Peas putting out ridiculous music videos like this one? Directed by Rich Lee.

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The High Dials - Killer of Dragons (Video)

I'm not a huge fan of the direction that Montreal's High Dials took with their lastest album Moon Country, but if the psych/prog rock thing leads to more epic fantasy music videos like this one, then maybe I'll be okay with it after all.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Various Artists - We Are The World 25 for Haiti (Video)

The new recording of "We Are The World" for Haiti is every bit as cheesy as you'd expect, but I suppose their hearts are in the right place. Video directed by Academy Award-winning director Paul Haggis.

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Shy Child - Disconnected (Video)

Shy Child is Pete Cafarella and Nate Smith, formerly of El Guapo / Supersystem. "Disconnected" will appear on their fourth album Liquid Love, which hits stores on March 2nd.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

The xx - VCR (Video)

The fourth single from London's The xx gets a gorgeous video directed by Marcus Söderlund.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Jónsi - Go Do (Video)

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi will release his first solo album Go in April. Here's a video for the lead off track, which alternates between being oddly beautiful and slightly creepy... and sounds an awful lot like Sigur Rós.

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Spoon - Written in Reverse (Video)

The first official video from Spoon's new album Transference. Suitably minimal if you ask me. Directed by Danny Clinch.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Surfer Blood - Swim (To Reach The End) (Video)

With the release of their debut album Astro Coast now in stores, Florida's Surfer Blood have finally put out their first official video to go with it. "Swim (To Reach The End)" is easily one of the catchiest songs I heard last year. Directed by Chunwoo Kae & Kevin Chapados (Abraham Obama).

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Mia Doi Todd - Open Your Heart (Video)

I don't know anything about Mia Doi Todd, but this new video from Michel Gondry is another beautiful combination of colour and synchronized movement that only he could dream up. A large group of people in a rainbow of clothing provide simple yet surreal visuals to match the music. The song will appear on Mia's next album, due out sometime in 2010.

Broken Bells - The High Road (Video)

Looks like another solid collaboration for Danger Mouse, this time teaming up with The Shins' frontman James Mercer to form Broken Bells. Their self-titled album hits stores in March, but in the meantime, enjoy this new video directed by Sophie Muller.

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