Videodrome 110 – This week’s best videos
Welcome to your weekly dose of new and cool music videos. This refill contains audio-visual goods from the likes of Animal Collective, Jay-Z, Machinedrum, MGMT, Oneohtrix Point Never and many more. Have fun while watching my selection in alphabetical order below.
#1 Animal Collective – “Monkey Riches”, directed by Jack Kubizine
New video for “Monkey Riches” taken off Animal Collective‘s 2012 album Centipede Hz. Watch the miniature fantasy film above and maybe now’s a good time to revisit the album if you had not listened to it recently.
#2 Au Revoir Simone – “Somebody Who”, directed by Harrys
After an absence of four years here’s the stylish new video for the lead single off the Brooklyn trio’s fourth album Move in Spectrums, due September 24 via Moshi Moshi/Instant.
#3 Big Sean – “Fire”, directed by Matthew Williams
Miley Cyrus… You’re doing everything right in this video.
#4 Birdy Nam Nam ft. Teki Latex – “Cadillac Dreams”, directed by The Great Nordic Sword Fights
Video for Birdy Nam Nam’s sick track “Cadillac Dreams” off their 2012’s Jaded Future EP. Half GTA, half CGI-madness. Full fun.
#5 Ensemble Economique – “We Come Spinning Out Of Control”, directed by PɨK
Brian Pyle’s (Ensemble Economique) new LP The Fever Logicon was released via Not Not Fun last month. Now their “We Come Spinning Out Of Control” has received a nice video treatment with an outstanding edit.
#6 FKA twigs – “Water Me”, directed by Jesse Kanda
This is perfect… this is also fucking nuts. This is London’s FKA twigs new video for “Water Me” taken from EP2 which is set to release September 10th via Young Turks. The eyes…
#7 Jay-Z – “Picasso Baby”, directed by Mark Romanek
Kinda next level shit, but I’m still unsure if I like this level or just want to go to the level after. I mean, Marina, what are you doing?
#8 Machinedrum – “Eyesdontlie”, directed by Weirdcore
Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum recently joined Ninja Tune’s roster and this is upcoming album Vapor City‘s first single treatment. It starts as an amazing trip through some urban nightlife landscape but it gets boring pretty fast. Also, male-gaze-gate?
#9 MGMT – “Your Life Is A Lie”, directed by Tom Kuntz
Acclaimed commercial/music video director Tom Kuntz shot this new video for MGMT’s new single “Your Life Is A Lie” taken from their self-titled third album, available September 17th.
#10 Oneohtrix Point Never – “Problem Areas”, directed by Takeshi Murata
Oneohtrix Point Never’s newest album is set to be released on September 30th of this year via Warp Records—“Problem Areas” is his first single off the upcoming album. It’s very nice and fits perfectly along side the crisp visuals in the music video.
…And then there was no room for the half-cool new videos from the likes of CHVRCHES, Cut Copy, GLASS CANDY, Hot Natured, Larry Gus, Porcelain Raft or UNCLE ACID.
Published August 07, 2013. Words by moritz.schmall.