Videodrome 150—December 2014’s Best Videos
The last Videodrome of the year has landed, with a fresh dose of clips that will rock your world.
#1 Panda Bear – “Boys Latin” [Directed by Isaiah Saxon & Sean Hellfritsch at Encyclopedia Pictura]
Here’s the new video from Panda Bear for his mesmerizing new single, “Boys Latin,” which is taken from his phenomenal forthcoming album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, out via Domino on January 13.
#2 clipping. – “Get Up” [Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada and Cristina Bercovitz]
The LA”noise-rap” trio known as clipping. is back with a simple but striking video for their unique instrumental smasher “Get Up.”
#3 Objekt – “Second Witness” [Directed by Rachel Buehlmann, Joe Dilworth & TJ Hertz]
This clip feels like a fresh take on the whole “3D Environments x Nostalgia” thing, except that it’s all actually shot on film and not rendered digitally. Weiter so.
#4 LEVELZ – “LVL 07” [Directed by Richard Reason]
Now you know why I go on about Manchester so much. Levelz set the bar with this one.
#5 Von Spar – “Chain Of Command” [Directed by Christopher Marquez]
Nice and easy video for Cologne-based elecro-pop quartet Von Spar’s “Chain Of Command” from their new album, Streetlife.
#6 Shams – “Nest”
Dark house fun brought to you by Brooklyn producer Shams, out now via HOSS Records.
#7 Tink – “Round The Clock” [Directed by DGainz]
Finally, a new female emcee who is worth quoting.
#8 Mr. Oizo – “Ham” [Directed by Eric Wareheim]
HAM from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.
Wareheim’s bizarre and grotesque take on American consumerism arrived shortly after Black Friday. Relevant.
#9 Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown – “Only”
I’m not a super for Chris Brown, but I do like Nicki’s bondage-themed music video for “Only.” However, the Nazi-inspired lyric video generated more controversy than it did props. Oh, Nicki, why didn’t you see that coming?
#10 Death Grips – “Inanimate Sensation” [Self-directed]
After calling it quits, Death Grips is back with a new video and a forthcoming tour.
Published December 22, 2014. Words by moritz.schmall.