New week, new videos. For some time now there’s been an overload of music vids, and my choice of filtering the ten best of the week is getting more and more difficult. This week I watched tons of videos. Some were kind of disappointing for me, like the new Grimes video, which didn’t made it onto my list, and some where surprisingly entertaining, like the latest Major Lazer – which you can watch below:
#1 Major Lazer – Get Free, directed by So Me
Christ. Never thought I’d come back to Major Lazer, but this Diplo collaboration with Amber from the Dirty Projectors is most def in a class of its own. On repeat.
#2 JJ DOOM – GUV’NOR, directed by Ninian Doff
Can’t wait until September 18th for my pre-ordered double vinyl to arrive!
#3 The Flaming Lips and Amanda Palmer – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, directed by Wayne Coyne
NSFW, but beautiful on so many levels. If you don’t like Amanda Palmer then I don’t like you.
#4 Peaking Lights – Dreambeat, dir.?
Nothing like a new video for one of my favorite songs FROM Lucifer to kick off my Wednesday.
#5 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Only In My Dreams, directed by Travis Peterson
I want his hair.
#6 SELA. – maya ii, directed by sela
Devante Tillis —better known as SELA.- comments: “gay video edit. no shitty ‘instagram’ filters. just degraded 8mm footage. yes the edit is by me”.
#7 Holly Herndon – Movement, dir.?
RVNG Intl.’s latest discovery is Tenessee-born Holly Herndon, an electronic composer who left home as a teenager for Berlin and is about to drop his highly anticipated debut album next month.
#8 Trails and Ways – Mtn Tune, dir?
Trails and Ways’ latest single boasts a martial beat AND dreamy vocals, breathing life into an addictive melody.
#9 Slow Memory – Becoming Real Ft. Alice Sunless 97, directed by Matthew Reed
Pure bliss. Like previous single ‘Snow Drift Love’, this a chilled-out, glitchy summer love song.
#10 Mouse on Mars – They Know Your Name, dir. Pfadfinderei
From their new album Parastrophics. Pretty boring video by Pfadfinderei, but the track is an anthem.
Published August 28, 2012.