Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MGMT - Flash Delirium (Video)



A welcome home party with some distinguished guests takes a disturbing turn. Their new album Congratulations hits stores on April 13th. Directed by Andreas Nilsson.

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Lady Gaga - Telephone ft. Beyonce (Video)



I don't love her music but I can dig Lady Gaga's provocative yet pretentious sense of art. With appearances from Tyrese Gibson and the Kill Bill Pussy Wagon, this 9 and a half-minute video certainly embodies that. I want those cigarette sunglasses. Directed by Jonas Akerlund (Spun).

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Monday, March 29, 2010

YACHT - The Afterlife (Video)



"You do not go to death, death comes to you." I'm not sure if YACHT is actually a religious band or not, but the stylish baptisms, water imagery and flowing robes in this video definitely bring to mind the schtick of The Causey Way. Their cryptic spiritual psychobabble follows in the same vein. Directed by Judah Switzer.

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Bonobo - Eyesdown (Video)



I first became aware of Bonobo after his song "Flutter" was used for the theme to the short-lived jPod TV series. His new album Black Sands is out now on Ninja Tune. Video directed by Steve Glashier.

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Hot Chip - I Feel Better (Video)




British actor/comedian Peter Serafinowicz directed this amazing video that re-imagines Hot Chip as a boy band that gets disintegrated by a bald dude shooting lasers from his mouth.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Yeasayer - O.N.E. (Video)



A psychedelic light show and vaguely sci-fi visuals accompany this poppy tune from Yeasayer's new album Odd Blood. Directed by Radical Friend.

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Two Hours Traffic - Noisemaker (Video)



The second video from this Canadian power pop band's sophomore album is a lot more colourful and a lot more exciting than the first one they released. Directed by Richie Mitchell and Adrian Carter.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

The Lonely Island - Boombox (Video)



After borrowing the Saturday Night Live classic "I Wish It Was Christmas Today" for his solo tour, The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas returns the favour by contributing vocals to this track by The Lonely Island. Directed by Akiva Schaffer.

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Sunset Rubdown - Dragon's Lair (Video)



If you've got 11 minutes to spare, check out this epic tale of a young girl on horseback who fails her savings throw versus mirrors. Directed by Throneboogie.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Casiokids - En Vill Hest (Video)



Casiokids are a Norwegian electro-pop band with an affinity for old keyboards. They've toured with Hot Chip and Of Montreal, and their U.S. debut will be released on Polyvinyl Records on June 8th. Video directed by Kristoffer Borgli.

Hold Your Horses! - 70 Million (Video)



Check out this really cool and creative video from French band Hold Your Horses! that brings famous paintings to life. I'm digging the song too, which will be available as a self-released single. Video directed by L'Ogre.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

She & Him - In The Sun (Video)



Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward will release their second album together, titled simply Volume Two, on March 23rd. Here's the first video from the album, directed by Peyton Reed (Bring It On, The Break-Up).

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Moby - Wait For Me (Video)



The title track from Moby's last album features vocals by Amelia Zirin Brown. Video directed by Jessica Dimmock and Mark Jackson.

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Owen Pallett - Lewis Takes His Shirt Off (Video)



Owen Pallett finally decided to end years of confusion by releasing his new album Heartland under his own name instead of his alias Final Fantasy (no relation to the video game). This video is directed by M Blash, and stars actress Allison Pill (Milk).

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Friday, March 05, 2010

Cancer Bats - Sabotage (Video)



Not a big fan of the Cancer Bats, but I have to admit that this cover of Sabotage is somewhat inspired. The video can't really hold a candle to Spike Jonze's original, but hey, at least they tried.

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Gorillaz - Stylo (Video)



Plastic Beach, the latest album from animated supergroup Gorillaz, hits stores next Tuesday. The video features a shootout and car chase with Bruce Willis, need I say more? (Unfortunately they've disabled embeds so you'll have to click through to watch it directly on YouTube.) Directed by Jamie Hewlett and Pete Candeland.

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OK Go - This Too Shall Pass (Video #2)



Apparently it's not enough to have just one awesome video for a song... OK Go needs to have two. This Rube Goldberg tribute is even more complex than the live marching band performance.

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Kanye West - Coldest Winter (Video)



A girl runs through a spooky forest in slow-mo while being chased by... ringwraiths? I had no idea that Kanye dug The Lord of the Rings. Directed by Nabil Elderkin.

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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Caribou - Odessa (Video)



This somewhat abstract and dreamlike video for Caribou's new track "Odessa" raised some eyebrows a week or two ago because it appeared to have a random penis in it at the 13-second mark. Turns it out it was just a girl in a red hoodie! Hilarious! Their new album Swim hits stores on April 20th.

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Monday, March 01, 2010

Kirsten Dunst - Turning Japanese (Video)



Kirsten Dunst visits Akihabara in full cosplay getup for this strange music video commissioned by artist Takashi Murakami and directed by McG. It supposedly screened last fall at a London art show called "Pop Life: Art in a Material World". In other words, it wasn't made for public consumption, and seems to be getting pulled off YouTube quite quickly. The embed may not be around for long.

Vampire Weekend - Giving Up the Gun (Video)



A star-studded tennis match with cameos from Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Lil' Jon and RZA! Directed by The Malloys.

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Passion Pit - Little Secrets (Video)



A literal paper bag party! Taken from their latest album Manners; video directed by Timothy Saccenti.

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