Videodrome #21 – This week’s best videos
#1 Pretty Bird – beeeeeallllyourrrrpotchall (directed by Lindsey Klonoski)
Sick of all that over-produced, over-hyped and over-thought music out there? Then here’s a deliriously ultra no-fi, stripped back, hip hop-tinged track from Athens, Georgia-based experimental/psych hip-pop outfit Pretty Bird off their Rules LP.
#2 tUnE-yArDs – Gangsta (directed by Merrill Garbus)
Merrill Garbus’ tUnE-yArDs has a new clip for ‘Gangsta’ from her outstanding new album w h o k i l l. This is the second video from the album, the first of course being the chaotically anthemic ‘Bizness‘.
#3 Björk – Moon (directed by herself)
Björk has been hard at work in preparation for her upcoming LP Biophilia, with roles including directing, producing, and art directing the video for her new single ‘Moon.’ The Icelandic diva got help along the way from the likes of Inez & Vinoodh, M/M Paris and James Merry. Biophilia will be out October 11.
#4 Com Truise – BrokenDate (directed by Will Joines)
Here’s the new Com Truise video for his track ‘Brokendate’. Inspired by equal parts Blade Runner and Tron, the video does an excellent job of converting Com Truise’s particular brand of dark, synthy music into appropriate visuals.
#5 Dam Funk – Forever (dir.?)
There aren’t too many artists that keep real funk music so alive and well-heard. One of THE heppest cats you’ll ever meet, Stones Throw artist DâM-FunK continues to take us with him on a fantastic musical voyage to the realm of cool.
#6 Steed Lord – Bed Of Needles (directed by Einar ‘Mega’ Egilsson)
I’ve been disappointed by a lot of average music videos lately, but Steed Lord took ‘Bed of Needles’ to another level. The filming and editing are on point, and the visual is creepy, artful, stimulating, and brilliant all at once.
#7 Is Tropical – Lies (directed by Jonathan Leder)
NSFW. Directed by Jonathan Leder, the creative director of America’s luxury erotic magazine Jacques Magazine. ‘Lies’ is the third single from Is Tropical’s debut album Native To, which is out now.
#8 Malente & Zero Cash – I’ll Be There (directed by Zero Cash)
Check the video for the new Malente & Zero Cash track ‘I’ll Be There’ which is released on No Brainer Records and it was directed, stuffed with EFX and cut by Zero Cash himself.
#9 CSS – HMLAR (directed Manuela Martines)
Video for ‘Hits Me Like a Rock’, CSS’ summer smasher off their latest album, La Liberacion, out now on V2/Cooperative Music.
#10 Pregnant – Letter To A Friend (directed by Sean Stout)
Another track from Pregnant‘s Life Hard: I Try has been re-expressed in video form, directed and edited by Sean Stout. ‘Letter to a Friend’ has been released as a single, with remixes by Raleigh Moncrief, Lou Breed and Javelin via Mush Records.
Published September 26, 2011.