Videodrome 113 – This week’s best videos
New week, new videos. Road-tested in yesterday’s live Videodrome screening in our office, we present a selection of music video art by directors such as Tom Haines, AG Rojas, Saman Kesh, Emilie Serri and more below.
#1 The Civil Wars – “The One That Got Away”, directed by Tom Haines
Quite a captivating video for TCW’s “The One That Got Away”, where an itinerant woman hits the devastated city of Moore, Oklahoma, which was hit earlier this year by a fierce tornado.
#2 Gardland – “Syndrome Syndrome”, directed by Jannah Quill.
Abstract trailer for the latest RVNG signing Gardland. Not really a music video, it’s been labeled as an album teaser. But I do like it a lot.
#3 Portugal. The Man – “Modern Jesus”, directed by A.G. Rojas
Not sure about the song and the video feels a little messed up, but it’s still visually interesting. The description of the video says that they filmed in 15 states across 20 days, with zero stock footage.
#4 GOLD ZEBRA – “Love, French, Better”, directed by Emilie Serri
Up for some dark disco? Then try the beats from Montreal-based duo GOLD ZEBRA who have just released their first official video for the song “Love, French, Better”. The track was originally released in 2011, but came back on the radar as part of the movie soundtrack for The Canyons. It will also appear on the upcoming full-length via Montréal label Visage Musique.
#5 Meyhem Lauren ft. AG Da Coroner & Action Bronson – “Drug Lords”, directed by William Child & Declan Creffield
Meyhem Lauren drops his new visual for the track “Drug Lords” featuring frequent collaborators AG da Coroner & Action Bronson. The track is taken off his latest mixtape, Respect the Fly Sh*t, which is out now.
#6 Dinner – “Overtake”
Danish musician Anders Rhedin aka Dinner keeps it psychedelic in his latest music video “Overtake”. Hilarious.
#7 Belle and Sebastian – “Your Cover’s Blown” (Miaoux Miaoux Mix), directed by Graeme O’Hara
Last week the Scottish indie pop veterans Belle and Sebastian dropped their compilation album, The Third Eye Centre. The Miaoux Miaoux Mix rework of “Your Cover’s Blown” is a surprisingly groovy take.
#8 Placebo – “Too Many Friends”, directed by Saman Kesh
Director Saman Kesh invites you to check out your powers of observation and deduction in his brilliantly analytical clip for the new Placebo track “Too Many Friends”. Song starts at 1:20, by the way.
#9 Young Braised – “Murakami”
Ace track from Vancouver rapper Young Braised, who offers this lo-fi video which fits to the track nicely. Off of Japanese Tendencies, out September 3rd on tape label 1080p.
#10 Banks – “Waiting Game”
Banks has premiered the official music video for the SOHN-produced lead single from her recently announced album London. Nice, nearly industrial-sounding electronica.
Published August 28, 2013. Words by moritz.schmall.