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Videodrome #37 – This week’s best videos

Welcome to #37 in our video round-up V I D E O D R O M E. This week with Django Django, Santigold, Justice, Xiu Xiu, Frittenbude. Enjoy.

#1 Marsen Jules – Swans reflecting Elephants (directed by jutojo)

This is jutojo‘s very nice under water video for Marsen Jules stand-out track ‘Swans reflecting Elephants’ off Kompakt‘s 11th annual Pop Ambient compilation, curated as usual by label co-founder Wolfgang Voigt.


#2 Django Django – Default (directed by Daniel Brereton)

Most songs by Django Django just have so much going on and it’s a credit to them that it all makes perfect sense. Their latest single ‘Default’ is another example of this new band’s unique talent.


#3 Perfume Genius – Hood (directed by Winston H. Case)

Seattle-based singer/songwriter Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, has a new video out for his song ‘Hood’. The video is shot in a very bleak, confessional style that suits the openness of the song. Hungarian gay-porn star Arpad Miklos also stars in the video…


#4 Justice – On’n’On (directed by Alexandre Courtes)

Awesome video for the standout track of Justice’s second album, made by french director Alexandre Courtes, who recently quit Partizan for joining the Division production company hailing from Paris.


#5 Santigold – Big Mouth (directed by Cody Critcheloe)

Santigold is back with a new track and music video called ‘Big Mouth’. The much hyped, rather crazy music video is half animation/half live action and is very very M.I.A. Santigold indeed. Listen to this club stopping tribal beat and prepare to be blown away!


#6 Frittenbude – Einfach nicht leicht (directed by Michael Maier)

This, my dear followers, is some really good shit. It’s Frittenbude‘s new single ‘Einfach nicht leicht’ out very soon via Audiolith. Video made by iconic photographer Michael Maier, who also did this for the boys some years ago.


#7 Jesse Ruins – Shatter the Jewel (directed by Franck Deron)

Japanesse artist Jesse Ruins drops some airy female vocals with deep synths and drum machines. What a great appetizer for the upcoming release later this year on Cuz Me Pain.


#8 Xiu Xiu – Hi (directed by David Horvitz & Jamie Stewart)

Directed by David Horvitz and Jamie Stewart, the video for ‘Hi’ features footage shot on a crazed trip through upstate New York. Xiu Xiu’s new album Always will be out in march.


#9 Nicki Minaj – Stupid Hoe (directed by Hype Williams)

Why is everyone giving Nicki Minaj a hard time about her ‘Stupid Ho” song? I like it, I think it’s catchy.


#10 We Have Band – Where Are Your People? (directed by Alex Turvey)

New Music from British Dance-Pop artists, We Have Band, released a video for their latest single, ‘Where Are Your People?’ Obviously inspired by Jodorowsky and The Holy Mountain.

Published January 24, 2012.