It’s been a relatively slow week for music videos, with some exceptional highlights from the likes of Old Apparatus, Sic Alps, Slim Twig and, as you might have heard, Korea’s Psy, whose entertaining video for the stellar ‘Gangnam Style’ has already gotten some twenty million hits over the past few days.
#0 2 Chainz ft. Kanye West – Birthday Song, directed by Andreas Nilsson
I never thought we’d feature a 2 Chainz video on EB.net, but this is just too inspiring.
#1 Old Apparatus – Realise, dir.?
Surprisingly cool self-made video by mysterious London-based audio visual collective Old Apparatus, off their forthcoming self-titled EP out next week.
#2 Zebra Katz X Boyfriend – W8WTF, directed by Ursula Mann
Wait, what the fuck? Some more dark minimalism from Zebra Fucking Katz. So good.
#3 Azealia Banks – 1991, directed by Justin Mitchell
Miss Banks offers up some visuals for the nostalgic deep house single appropriately titled ‘1991’. Hope to see her first full length sometime soon.
#4 Psy – Gangnam Style, dir.
After watching this hilarious video, all I could think was how lame those melodramatic, story-telling videos featuring young, good looking Brits/Americans really are.
#5 Heart Streets – Nonchalant, dir.?
Heart Streets are from Montreal and they’ve been receiving quite a bit of attention for their video of single ‘Nonchalant’. Believe the hype?
#6 Wodorfski – Blackfriars Rd, dir. ?
There’s hardly any information available on Wodorfski. After a short search, all I came up with was some Facebook page and a link to their London-based Chic Marionnette label. Nice video, though.
#7 Ricardo Donoso – From Sterling to Snow, directed by Pierce Warnecke.
Don’t expect too much to happen in this video for silent burner ‘From Sterling to Snow’ crafted by Pierce Warnecke for Rio de Janeiro-born atist Ricardo Donoso. Donoso will soon be releasing a new EP via Digitalis.
#8 Professor Possessor – Baby, It’s Magic, directed by Matt Diebler & Jacob Gillman
After the ‘Valley Girl’ video, which I posted here a few weeks ago, here’s the Professor’s next home run. Simply magic. Give it up for day-glo synths!
#9 Trash Talk – F.E.B.N., directed Tyler, The Creator
Cali hardcore punk outfit Trash Talk are set to release their new full length album 119 in a couple months, and recently dropped a Tyler-direcetd video for the album’s debut single ‘F.E.B.N.’.
#10 Sic Alps – Glyphs, dir?
In anticipation of their self-titled LP on Drag City set to drop September 18, Sic Alps released some visual accompaniment for the lazy, stoner stroll of ‘Glyphs’.
#11 Slim Twig – Gun Shy, dir?
Canadian actor and musician Max Turnbull, aka Slim Twig, has unveiled a charming new video for the jangly, psych-sensible ‘Gun Shy’. The man is taking over this year.
Hard to believe Videodrome is 60 editions old, but it’s true. We’re feeling a bit like sixty ourselves, but a night of pounding shots with the singer of Hercules & Love Affair will do that. Trade you some videos for an aspirin?
#1 UMA – Wild at Heart, self-directed
The Berlin-based group drop a pretty video for a track of their latest EP Drop Your Soul. Good record name, by the way.
#2 Sigur Rós – Ég anda, directed by Ramin Bahrani
Another piece of the Mystery Film Experiment from the Hopelandic group. Beautiful and intriguing.
#3 David Douglas – California Poppy, self-directed
A chopped-up track full of voice samples and dreamy synths.
#4 Crocodiles – Endless Flowers, directed by Pete Dee
This is sort of my dream prom: dry ice, psychedelic fuzz-rock, and it’s over in five minutes or less.
#5 Hot Chip – Look At Where We Are, directed by Danny Perez
Frankensteinadelia? Pretty much everything is uncertain in this video, including whether or not I have aspirin…
#6 The xx – Angels, dir?
The latest peek of the upcoming Coexist. Gentle and beautiful.
#7 Justice – New Lands, directed by CANADA
Big-budget production from the Barcelona-based collective CANADA. Rollerball reinventions and almost 500 extras on the set. Why not.
#8 Massacooramaan – Wijd, directed by Kingdom & Subtrança
The latest Fade To Mind signee gets a video directed by the label head himself. Kingdom owns.
#9 Keyboard Kid – BASEDEXORCISM, directed by Bryan McKay & Shannen Ortale
It is during these troubled times in our world that we should all become our most based.
#10 Professor Possessor – Valley Girl, directed by Jacob Summers & Hayden Hall
People still do ’80s-themed stuff, but occasionally in a good way.