Hard to believe Videodrome is 60 editions old, but it’s true. We’re feeling a bit like sixty ourselves, but a night of pounding shots with the singer of Hercules & Love Affair will do that. Trade you some videos for an aspirin?
#1 UMA – Wild at Heart, self-directed
The Berlin-based group drop a pretty video for a track of their latest EP Drop Your Soul. Good record name, by the way.
#2 Sigur Rós – Ég anda, directed by Ramin Bahrani
Another piece of the Mystery Film Experiment from the Hopelandic group. Beautiful and intriguing.
#3 David Douglas – California Poppy, self-directed
A chopped-up track full of voice samples and dreamy synths.
#4 Crocodiles – Endless Flowers, directed by Pete Dee
This is sort of my dream prom: dry ice, psychedelic fuzz-rock, and it’s over in five minutes or less.
#5 Hot Chip – Look At Where We Are, directed by Danny Perez
Frankensteinadelia? Pretty much everything is uncertain in this video, including whether or not I have aspirin…
#6 The xx – Angels, dir?
The latest peek of the upcoming Coexist. Gentle and beautiful.
#7 Justice – New Lands, directed by CANADA
Big-budget production from the Barcelona-based collective CANADA. Rollerball reinventions and almost 500 extras on the set. Why not.
#8 Massacooramaan – Wijd, directed by Kingdom & Subtrança
The latest Fade To Mind signee gets a video directed by the label head himself. Kingdom owns.
#9 Keyboard Kid – BASEDEXORCISM, directed by Bryan McKay & Shannen Ortale
It is during these troubled times in our world that we should all become our most based.
#10 Professor Possessor – Valley Girl, directed by Jacob Summers & Hayden Hall
People still do ’80s-themed stuff, but occasionally in a good way.
Published July 18, 2012.