Welcome to the 30th edition of our weekly music video update, featuring How to Dress Well, Blackbird Blackbird, Pandr Eyez, Kap Bambino, Shabazz Palaces and more! Enjoy!
#1 Pandr Eyez – Shinin’ (directed by Georgia Hudson)
A slice of avant R&B, amplified with perky synths and gritty bass in the form of a girl/boy duo. Amaze.
#2 Lil B – Rich Ho (dir.?)
Lil B drops another visual, this time for ‘Rich Ho’ which appears on Legendary Based Music.
#3 Kap Bambino – Rise (self-directed)
It’s a brand new Kap Bambino track called ‘Rise’. That shot with Caroline and Orion blowing out smoke looks super menacing.
#4 Shabazz Palaces – Black Up (directed by Kahlil Joseph)
Here is something called an “official album video presentation” for one of our favorite albums of 2011, Shabazz Palaces’ Black Up. And yes: it’s really cool.
#5 Francis and the Lights – If They Don’t Come Tomorrow
This new video for ‘If They Don’t Come Tomorrow’ is a perfect fit for this beautiful, understated song. A caption of a recent show Francis Farewell Starlite did in New York called The White Room.
#6 How to Dress Well – Ready For the World (directed by Czlowiek Kamera)
Are you familiar with the work of Dziga Vertov? The Polish video manipulator Czlowiek Kamera surely is. Google Czlowiek-Kamera if you wanna know more.
#7 Your Favourite Color – Spooky Song (directed by Daniel O’Connell)
Your Favorite Color is the side project of Florida-based artist Geramy Layug (also of Saskatchewan). ‘Spooky Song’ is a psychedelic trip that hinges from a repeated synth line, everything swirls around it.
#8 Wax Idols – Golden Sneakers (directed by Hayden Shiebler)
Normally something so straightforwardly garage-punk wouldn’t grab us, but this song was written for Fortune’s now deceased ex-boyfriend Jay Reatard, who owns. So here you go.
#9 Blackbird Blackbird – Tear (directed by Brendan Canty)
The new vid for the SanFran project off their forthcoming EP Boracay Planet. Directed and edited by Brendan Canty.
#10 In Flagranti – Illusion Of Control (dir.?)
In Flagranti and Codek Records are back with the fifth installment of Sounds Superb. This is their latest strike called ‘Illusion of Control’. Gotta say yes!
Published December 06, 2011.