Each week, Moritz Gayard rounds up the best new music videos, so you don’t have to.
Videomania in full effect. No matter which niche your release is hailing from, you’ll probably need an accompanying video to enhance virality. Even Mr. Chris Cunningham (yes, this guy) is back on track and directing a music documentary about Warpaint. Unfortunately you have to wait until next week to see the beast. But you can get an idea here. Apart from this, there are some pretty rad, new videos below, showcasing the likes of Planningtorock, Rick Ross, Julien Mier, and many more.
#1 HTRK – “Poison” (Mika Vainio Remix), directed by Laure Prouvost
Prepping their next album, due in early 2014 – here’s the video for Pan Sonic Mika Vainio’s take on “Poison”, directed by Turner Prize nominee Laure Prouvost, who described the video as “toys with concepts of memory, forgetfulness, and repetition,”
#2 Perera Elsewhere feat. Gonjasufi – “Giddy”, directed by Pussykrew
Perera Elsewhere is my surprise of this year. Getting attention with her marvelous “Bizarre”, now she’s back with “Giddy” featuring Gonjasufi and an accompanying video. Her debut album Everlast will be released on FoF any time soon.
#4 Tricky feat. Francesca Belmonte – “Is That Your Life”, directed by Tricky & Len Trusty
Earlier this year, the one and only Tricky struck back with a new album and his own record label, both bearing the name False Idols. Now there’s the self-directed video for “Nothing’s Changed” featuring vocalist Francesca Belmonte.
#4 Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – “Bad Dancer”, directed by Ben Dickinson
Yoko Ono apparently still makes music. And videos for that music. And videos in collaboration with Reggie Watts, ?uestlove, two of the Beastie Boys, Heems from Das Racist, and Ira freaking Glass. Prepare to bust out some of your worst dance moves.
#5 A$AP Rocky – “Angels“, directed by A$AP Rocky & Luke Monaghan
A$AP Rocky has just dropped a new music video for “Angels”, a bonus track from his excellent debut album Long.Live.A$AP. Watch the usual visuals, directed by Luke Monaghan & A$AP Rocky himself above.
#6 Julien Mier – “Super Tropic Tramp”, Koji Aramaki
Some months ago, the Dutch tunesmith Julien Mier dropped his Jane’s Junkyard EP. Now he’s unveiled a pretty geometric video for “Super Tropic Tramp”, a cut taken from his forthcoming When Will They Wake Up 12” for Canadian imprint King Deluxe.
#7 We Are Shining – “Wheel“, directed by Carl Addy
Can you still handle GIF-fun? Then head into this awesome/GIFsome new promo video, produced by the go-to post-production house The Mill, who are also responsible for these great videos.
#8 Rick Ross feat. Future – “No Games”, directed by Colin Tilley
Rick Ross returns with Future, fire, and fucking awesomeness in the Colin Tilley directed visuals, following his incredible music video for his first crack at “No Games”. Mastermind will be out out Dec, 17th.
#9 Planningtorock – “Welcome”, directed by P2R
Berlin-based producer Planningtorock is set to release her new album All Love’s Legal in February of next year. “Welcome” sounds like a short introduction to the album. Also, I’m happy that the nose is gone.
#10 Miss Kittin – ”Maneki Neko”, directed by San Charoenchai
Miss Kittin unveils 100% animated clip of his new song “Maneki Neo”, directed by San Charoenchai.
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We like nature as much as anyone, but Julien Mier‘s new video for ‘Watercolour Sky’ might be a tad too rustic— a few weeks in the trees and all our cool shoes would be ruined. Still, there is something magical about living in a treehouse and awaking to find your world full of origami birds, as this video shows…going to the bathroom’s gotta be a chore, though. ‘Watercolour Sky’ is off Mier’s upcoming debut When Will You Wake Up?‘, out August 6th on King Deluxe; watch it below.