In the need for something visually refreshing? Chill your mind with a new selection of fresh music videos.
#1 Alt J – Breezeblocks (directed by Ellis Bahl)
New video for a new song by Cambridge-based band Alt-J (?). Dark, clever and weird; besides which, it runs backwards.
#2 Django Django – Storm (directed by Focus Creeps)
This is off Django Django‘s self-titled album released in January, and that funk groove is seriously putting them on a similar level as contemporaries Hot Chip. Still my favorite debut in 2012.
#3 CYMBALS – No Bad Decisions (directed by Daniel Brereton)
This new Daniel Brereton-directed video comes just a few days before the release of four-piece CYMBALS’ long-awaited EP Sideways, Sometimes, hitting shelves on the 23rd of April.
#4 Feist – Bittersweet Melodies (directed by Holle Singer)
Feist plays the role of a time-traveling doctor (which sounds oddly familiar) in her latest music video, a beautifully-shot film directed by Holle Singer, that uses famous images by Argentinian photographer Irina Werning.
#5 Karl Vorndran – Bound and Folded (directed by Karl Vorndran)
From Karl Vorndran’s Thawing cassette on RCN Recordings. According to Google, all sounds on Thawing were made on a custom euro rack modular synthesizer.
#6 Orbique – Lost in You (directed by akustikfilm)
Pure electronica taken from their Always Now Never After album, released soon via rec72.net.
#7 Mobbin No Sobbin – Fancy Schmancy (directed by Ian Bernick)
Mobbin No Sobbin Western Tink dropped his anticipated mini-mixtape Chillin Like A Civilian some days ago. Produced by Beautiful Lou, with features from Green Ova friends Main Attrakionz and Shady Blaze. Eat a tear.
#8 Pins – Eleventh Hour (directed by Sing J. Lee)
Stylish Sing J. Lee-directed footage for Pins’ dark hypnotic pop number ‘Eleventh Hour’, also the first single from the Manchester four-piece.
#9 Analogue Monsta – Time To (directed by The Great Nordic Sword Fights)
This shit is dope. Thug from Beyond, a tripped-out, acid-laced video by Scion A/V above.
#10.1 Drake f/ Lil Wayne – HYFR (directed by X (Little X)
#10.2 Drake – Take Care Feat. Rihanna (directed by Yoann Lemoine)
I’m sure you’ve all seen these Drake videos but if you haven’t, enjoy.
Published April 10, 2012.