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.
This week we’re Pretty in Pop with vids from Sébastien Tellier, Lana Del Rey, The Presets, and more. Don’t worry, though: we’re still keeping it Pretty in PUNK thanks to Death Grips. Into it? So are we, so come along.
#1 XXYYXX – About You (Dream Koala remix)
The dope opener from Marcel Everett’s second self-titled album via Relief in Abstract Records.
#2 Slow Magic – On Yr Side (Footage is from Naqoyqatsi)
I have fallen deeply in love with the somekindof-wave of this enigmatic young band.
#3 The Presets – Youth In Trouble
Heavy, cosmic stuff which sounds ACID house-ish…..looking forward to the new album!
#4 Disclosure – Control
First video out from Disclosure, and featuring the vocals of Ria Ritchie.
#5 Matthew Dear – Her Fantasy
‘Her Fantasy’ is the charged lead single from Beams. Spacy!
#6 Santigold – The Keepers
I have absolutely no idea whats going on in Santigold’s self-directed new video. Tune’s a banger, though.
#7 Diamond Rings – I’m Just Me
Right out of Neukölln, Berlin: some new hotness from Diamond Rings. I think this could be a contender for my favorite song from him… but then again, it’s not like he’s done anything bad!
#8 Tyler, The Creator & Domo Genesis – Sam (Is Dead)
This is actually a really great video, Tyler me lad; good tune too. I’m very surprised.
#9 Helado Negro – Mamember
Canta Lechuza is fucking ill and you should all buy a copy. Really.
#10 Lana Del Rey – National Anthem
“…and I remember when I met him it was so clear that he was the only one for me. We both knew it right away. And as the years went on things got more difficult. We were faced with more challenges. I begged him to stay. Tried to remember what we had in the beginning…”
#11 Death Grips – Double Helix
Noisy, abrasive hip-hop? This kind of thing IS our bag, baby.
#12 Sébastien Tellier – Russian Attractions
??????! Drop the LSD, press play and dive into some kaleidescope synconized swimming. Emotional and dramatic. Je te kiffe, Sébastien.
Laser dicks that shoot black crud and turn girls into cats and coke-blasting nostrils….it seems that the Odd Future kids have been reading our dream diary. While our last OFWG video experience left us pretty cold, ‘Rella’ is pushing all the right buttons. The masses of special effects (cheesy though they may be) make us long for the grittier feel of their earlier productions (still can’t get over the nihilistic glory of ‘Yonkers‘) but it’s still a fun ride. The track itself goes fucking hard too, a pounding bass-beast with sinister synths. Check it:
Jayceon Terrell Taylor aka Game might have lost a definite article but gained some fresh street cred by collaborating with Wolf Haley aka Tyler, The Creator and Lil “you can’t go wrong” Wayne on his latest longplayer The R.E.D. Album.
The Martians vs Goblins video is set in the shady atmosphere of a morbid loony bin, starring a demon-eyed Game who can’t decide what to wear: a straitjacket or his “Bitch, I’m a Motherfucking Martian” sweater. Tough choice!