Let me start this week’s V I D E O D R O M E with a link, which takes you to our Daily from last Friday. Here, my dear colleague Walter W. Wacht gave you an update on five epic new music videos from the likes of The Knife, Vondelpark, Phoenix, Beach House and Lapalux. Here’s the next rush of music videos, featuring Saschienne, Danny Brown, D E N A and many more.
#1 Torn Hawk – “This Is Crime”, directed by Luke Wyatt
Hope you remember my last year’s picks, where I tried to point out how great the L.I.E.S. imprint is doing and mentioned Torn Hawk‘s excellent “Tarifa” track. If you missed that, here’s your second chance: Torn is back with a trippy and NSFW video above.
#2 Red Axes – “Silver Bed”, directed by Stéphane Haiun & Naïla Guiguet
I’m a Cliché records is always producing nice videos (Bot’Ox anyone?). Here, Red Axes aka Tel Aviv’s Dori Sadovnik and Niv Arzi invite you to dance on ice.
#3 Compuphonic ft. Marques Toliver – “Sunset”, directed by Simon Griesser & Philipp Comarella
Up-and-coming NY alt-R&B singer Marques Tolliver, who joined James Blake on his last European tour, collaborates with Belgian producer Compuphonic for his release last month on Get Physical. Watch the nice Simon Griesser & Philipp Comarella-animated video above.
#4 Saschienne – “Grand Cru”, directed by Marco Dos Santos
Wow, nice semi-documentary video with some Kompakt all-stars for Saschienne‘s new “Grand Cru” video, the audio of which comes on 12″ vinyl with a Pachanga remix on the B-side.
#5 Magic Milk – “Black Rolls Royce”, directed by MAGIC MILK
Magic Milk‘s debut album We Hunt Buffalo Now will soon see the light of day; until it’s out, all we have is this nice, little punk video for “Black Rolls Royce”. Addictive.
#6 Tristan Coleman – “Good Money”, directed by Josephine Lie
Field recordings plus ancient percussion added with some melancholic vocals? Yes, this is Tristan Coleman, who teases his upcoming Taken form the Still Life With Sound EP, out via Mystery Plays Records, with a wonderfully animated video above.
#7 The Purist X Danny Brown – “Jealousy”, directed by globodigital
Detroit’s own Danny Brown teamed up with UK’S The Purist for his upcoming EP titled Tr-ill. The appetizer single, entitled “Jealousy” is a pretty dark track, which comes with a nice VHS- karaoke-inspired music video.
#8 Hervé feat. Maria Minerva – “Gold”
Last month Hervé unveiled his collaboration with Austra for “Save Me”; today nothing but the next stunning collab from his The Art of Disappearing album—just released via Cheap Thrills—was unwrapped. It’s Maria Minerva of Not Not Fun-fame who added her marvellous vocals on top of Hervé’s beats.
#9 D E N A – “Thin Rope”
Last summer Bulgaria-via-Berlin producer D E N A got some buzz with her catchy “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools” track. Now, the time has come for her next video installement. Watch the funny clip above.
#10 Soukie & Windish – “Hero”, directed by C. Ischinger
Hamburg-via-Berlin producer Soukie & Windish have just released their debut album A Forest via the USLR imprint, and when you’re longing for some easy going house music, this is your heaven.
Here’s the 70th edition of your beloved music video column V I D E O D R O M E. Lean back, relax and browse through some visual joy with the likes of Sky Ferreira, Jens Lekman, Azealia Banks, Grizzly Bear and many more.
#1 Choy Lin – Fishing, directed by Fishing
This trippy, cut-out paper video is cheeky and psychedelic, as is this ethereally lovely song.
#2 Sky Ferreira – Any Kind of Pressure (feat. Jamie Lidell)
If you were wondering where America’s soul has gone, it’s in Europe! Sky is amazing as always, and if you want more Jamie head here for a live clip of Mostly Robot playing live last month in Budapest.
#3 Red Axes – 19
Since Bot’ox appeared in the music game some years ago, the Swiss labe I am a cliché label is on my radar. The next aspiring band on their roster is named Red Axes and they just dropped this nice found footage video. Waiting for more.
#4 Jens Lekman – Become Someone Else’s
Swedish indie pop musician Jens Lekman’s new album I Know What Love Isn’t came out recently, and today his video for “Become Someone Else’s” was released. I like it.
#5 Von Haze – Suicide High directed by Donald Andrews
The UK shoegazers have a beautiful new video for a track off their equally beautiful upcoming LP Kar Dee Akk Ake, out on Pendu Sound on Halloween.
#6 Azealia Banks – Luxury, directed by Clarence Fulle
Not sure what this Nicki vs. Azealia beef is all about, but I’m firmly on Team Banks (aka Team Talent).
#7 Grizzly Bear – Yet Again, directed by Emily Kai Bock
Grizzly Bear have returned with another stunning album full of their usual distinctive harmonies and twinkly guitars. Here’s their new video for “Yet Again”, directed by Emily Kai Bock of Grimes-fame.
#8 Sky Ferreira – Everything is Embarrassing, directed by Grant Singer
Sky again, this time with “Everything is Embarrassing”.
#9 Andrea – Another
Here’s ”Another,” the latest track from Andrea. This sexy experimental track samples and distorts vocals from ”My Love” by every girl’s (former) crush Justin Timberlake. The first comment on this video reads “99% porn” so you’ve been warned. The video is obviously (slightly) NSFW.
#10 Solange – Losing You, directed by Melina Matsoukas
Dev Hynes produced post-pop anthem for Solange Knowles, directed by the one and only Melina Matsoukas.
#11 Bat For Lashes – All Your Gold
This video just got me all hot and bothered. Even in black & white, Bat for Lashes will take all your gold. Love Natasha Khan. Long live the Queen.