After spending last week down in Austria attending the marvelous Spring Festival opening presented by Electronic Beats, today your dear Videodrome is back with its 101st edition. Ever since the music video industry broke down in the early 2000s, when both MTV and VIVA decided to stop broadcasting cool videos, replacing them with ringtone commercials, the landscape of music’s moving image has been a barren place. Never mind, the audiovisual joy continues on the internet. That’s where I stumble over these new and cool videos from the likes of Vampire Weekend, Katy B, Shlohmo and many more.
#1 Shlohmo – “Don’t Say No” (ft. How To Dress Well), directed by Video Marsh
LA-based producer Shlohmo has unveiled the video for his How To Dress Well-featuring track “Don’t Say No”, taken from his recent Laid Out EP. Directed by Video Marsh.
#2 Co La – “Make It Slay”, directed by Andrew Strasser
Here’s the amazing 3D video for Co La’s new single “Make It Slay”, taken from the wonderfully relaxed Moody Coup album—out now via Software Recording Co.
#3 Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”, directed by Primo Kahn
Check out the new music video for Vampire Weekend’s song “Diane Young”. I kinda love it. Also, extra points for its guest list: Sky Ferreira, Santigold, Chromeo, Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors) and Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen).
#4 Fat Freddy’s Drop – “Clean The House”, directed by Mark Williams
In this new clip for FFD you can see some puppet dance. It actually fits to the classy, laid back sound which the New Zealanders are offering us with this first teaser from their upcoming full-length release in June.
#5 HVOB – “Always like this” (andhim Remix), directed by lichterloh.tv
A few weeks ago, we offered you the exclusive pre-stream of HVOB’s self-titled debut album. Now one of their standout tracks has received a nice remix and an audiovisual treatment. If you’re into animation this shouldn’t be missed.
#6 Disclosure – “When A Fire Starts To Burn”, directed by Bo Mirosseni
Momentum alarm! If you are not aware of Disclosure’s upcoming album, ‘Settle’, you obviously live under a rock. Your final chance is embedded above: it’s the Bo Mirosseni-directed video for their infectious “When A Fire Starts To Burn” track.
#7 Jacques Greene – “On Your Side” feat. How To Dress Well, directed by Trusst
Jacques Greene has teamed up with Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well’s to release “On Your Side”. It’s another house track in the vein of his recent collaboration with R&B siren Tinashe on “Painted Faces” for Yours Truly’s “Songs From Scratch” series.
#8 Mazes – “Bodies”, directed by Austin of Vision Fortune
Mazes just dropped “Bodies”, the first track from their forthcoming album Ores & Minerals which is available to download for free from their Soundcloud page. Worth drawing attention to just how difficult it is to keep a body still.
#9 Dylan Ettinger – “The Pale Mare”, directed by Logan Owlbeemoth
Oh, yes. Looks like Mr. Ettinger is saying goodbye to the post-weirdo stuff he was dealing with in the last few years. Mind you, his video art hasn’t changed that much… Here at least some bass is striking back
#10 Katy B – “What Love is Made of”, directed by Emil Nava
It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard from Katy B. Now there’s a new track called “What Love is Made of” which serves as the official first single from the still untitled second studio album. Due later this year via Rinse/Columbia Records Records.
Published June 04, 2013. Words by moritz.schmall.