Each week, Moritz Gayard rounds up the best new music videos so you don’t have to.
On and on: music video making is in full effect. No matter if you’re signed to a major or an indie label—all bands we adore are (still) using promotional videos. This week, I have pearls to offer from the likes of The Weeknd, Wolfgang Voigt, Bestial Mouths, Solange Knowles, and may more. Have fun.
#1 Solange – “Lovers In The Parking Lot”, self-directed
I cannot get this damn song out of my head. It’s also worth checking out this video: watching Solange’s infectious performance in this run-down Houston(?) flea market.
#2 Cyan Kid – “Only Love”
#3 Laura Welsh – “Undiscovered”
Really dig this song by Rising UK songstress Laura Welsh, which will be out on October 28th through Outsiders/Polydor. If you fancy watching a bit of dancing skin you should press play above.
#4 Holy Ghost! – “Okay”, directed by Ben Fries
New York duo Holy Ghost!’s new, blue video – chasing last week’s Dynamics, album release.
#5 DENA – “Guest List”
Some years sago the young and ambitious Bulgaria-born Denitza Todorova moved to Berlin to study. She added vocals to some Whitest Boy Alive tracks and is now finally about to release her debut album, which will be played live for the very first time on November 8th, when she performs in Zagreb on our Electronic Beats Festival at Boogaloo Club.
#6 The Weeknd – “Pretty”, directed by Sam Pilling
NSFW. Pretty rough video for a beautiful song which has some Michael Jackson-moments to offer. Anyway, in this video his girl is cheating on him with another gentleman in bed (nudity warning). And The Weeknd takes revenge.
#7 SETH – “Vacation, act 1”, directed by Jamie Krasner
In last week’s Editors’ Choice I inaugurated my latest Gobby love. His team up with vocalist James K is called SETH, and if I am not wrong, above is their first, trippy video.
#8 Wolfgang Voigt – “Zukunft Ohne Menschen”
Kompakt-head Wolfgang Voigt recently created his Zukunft Ohne Menschen concept in the main entryway to Art Cologne, which is a ten-part installation of music, video and paintings. Above, you can get an idea in this slightly boring video.
#9 Bestial Mouths – “EARTH”, directed by Niko Sonnberger
L.A.-based surreal synth horror act Bestial Mouths—some time ago, we hosted an excellent mix—are back with a video where vocalist Lynette Cerezo exploits nature.
#10 White Denim – “Pretty Green Video”, directed by Max Boss
White Denim is bringin’ the heat with their psychedelic video for “Pretty Green”, which is off of Corsicana Lemonade out in November. Make sure you check out the bass. ~
Published September 25, 2013. Words by moritz.schmall.