Videodrome 98 – This week’s best videos
Each week in Videodrome, Moritz Gayard rounds up the best music videos the internet has to offer, so you don’t have to.
It’s the first VIDEODROME this year brought to you by someone who actually saw the sun. Yes, the gray layer which covers Berlin every year from October until April has finally disappeared. Enjoy some psychedelia and get ready for the best time of the year:
#1 Phantom Love – “Psychic June”
This great debut 12” EP from Phantom Love, a mysterious Kosmische act from Southern Europe was just released through Mannequin Records – track’s even bigger with these strange visuals.
#2 The Growlers – “Row”
Psychedelic mish mash video from Row. What a funny, acid-laden music video which whets the appetite to get lost on the Teufelsberg. You know?
#3 Broke One – “Gravity”, directed by Luke Gilford
Broke One is actually someone who ‘graduated’ from the Red Bull Music Academy, and this week he premieres his “Gravity” video, which is the follow-up track to his Waiting Lines EP—out via Bmkltsch last year.
#4 SOHN – “Bloodflows” Christian Pitschl
Uk producer SOHN seems to have momentum right now; he just got signed to 4AD for his upcoming full-length and has this niiiice music video out, made by Italian artist Christian Pitschl.
#5 IS TROPICAL – “Dancing Anymore”, directed by Megaforce
Post-sexuality, or what? What starts with a Christopher Walken-esque move ends in a pretty crass NSFW video, where… Watch it yourself above to find your own words.
#6 Roger Robinson – “Ghost”
New, tight solo track for King Midas Sound‘s Roger Robinson. “Ghost” is taken from Robinson’s forthcoming EP Novella, which keeps him behind a wall of layers.
#7 Mykki Blanco – “Feeling Special”, directed by Danny Sangara
Mykki just dropped his latest car-based music video for “Feeling Special” taken from his EP called Betty Rubble: The Initiation, coming out later this year.
#8 Sébastien Tellier & Caroline Polachek – “In The Crew Of Tea Time”, directed by Guillaume Cagniard
Record Makers released an exclusive 7-inch by Sébastien Tellier & Caroline Polachek of Chairlift with the as-yet unreleased track “In The Crew Of Tea Time” – recorded last year in Paris. Now this Nick Cave meets PJ Harvey video appeared online.
#9 Helado Negro- “Relatives”, directed by Zircon Prince
Brooklyn’s Roberto Carlos Lange, aka Helado Negro just unveiled his video for “Relatives,” featuring vocals from Bear in Heaven’s Jon Philpot. Taken from his new album Invisible Life, out now on Asthmatic Kitty.
#10 CocoRosie “After the Afterlife”, directed by Mike Basich
Off their forthcoming album, Tales of a Grass Widow, due May 27th in Europe via City Slang, here’s Parisian freak-folk sisters CocoRosie’s new video for “After the Afterlife”, shot in Hawaii.
Published April 22, 2013. Words by moritz.schmall.