11.19.10

‘All Around and Away We Go’ is a new single by Twin Sister. The hip little video affair above was directed by Mike Luciano and is a total throwback that had me ready to get into my ‘Buffalo Stance’. The song is very nice whether your a fan of the video style or not.

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I have expressed just how much I love the newest album from Arcade Fire and what a poignant album ‘The Suburbs’ is for someone in their 30s reflecting back on their childhood and wondering at what point do you begin calling yourself an ‘adult’. I can’t think of a better director to communicate that loss of innocence and those inner rumblings than Spike Jonze and that is exactly what he has achieved in this music video for the title track of the album. It’s beautiful and it’s pure Spike Jonze. It also works absolutely perfectly with the music. Bravo.

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11.17.10

I must admit to being a big fan of Lykke Li and this latest video strengthened my resolve. You can download a free copy of the track here.

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Director Martin de Thurah is rock solid and here’s some proof set to ‘Limit to Your Love’ by James Blake.

Director Martin de Thurah
Dop Kasper Tuxen
Edit Peter Brandt
Producer Maria Schou Andersen
Art dep Kristine Køster
Styling Jane Whittaker

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10.29.10

Someone in the comments section on Vimeo page for this used the adjective ‘intriguing’. I am going to just go ahead and go with that one. So double the intrigue.

Director: Martin de Thurah
Edit: Adam Nielsen
Dop: Kasper Tuxen
Styling: Jane whittaker
Prod: Malene Dyhring
Music: Jonsi & Alex, Jonas Bjerre, Andreas Utnem

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Chris Sweeney directed this video for the Foals single ‘Blue Blood’. It’s a good song equaled by great casting and a confidently energetic performance by a young actor. Is it just me or are ‘all’ the good music videos now online (and they look better on Vimeo)?

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There is some excellent compositing done by John Harrison in this video for Badly Drawn Boy’s single ‘Too Many Miracles’. The video was directed by Sam Mason and produced by Tamsin Glasson. I should also note that I am a big fan of Badly Drawn Boy. Double whammy.

Music: Dadly Drawn Boy
Direction: Sam Mason
Animation: Robin Bushell
Compositing:  John Harrison
Producer: Tamsin Glasson
Production: Colonel Blimp

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10.18.10

A talented group of artisans assembled this video for the Midnight Juggernauts single ‘Lara Vs The Savage Pack’ shooting it frame by frame using over 2000 printed pieces of paper to generate the desired effect.

Directors: Lucinda Schreiber & Beatrice Pegard
Editor – Jaan Ranniko
Producers – Jaan Ranniko, Sonia Tsai
Compositor – Simon von Wolkenstein
DOP – Tania Lambert
Art Directors – Virginia Mesiti, Kate Dougherty
Stylist – Angelika Nilsson
Masks: Stephanie Anderson & Dave Ladd

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10.13.10

If you haven’t had the chance yet to listen to Yeasayer’s last album this might be a nice little icebreaker for you. This is the video for the single ‘Madder Red’ off of the album Odd Blood irected by Andreas Nilsson, starring the absolutely delectable Kristen Bell. I could think of worse things than being her pet even if it meant you had to be a bleeding sack of meat.

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Uh. Yeah. Whoah. These guys are for real and I think they might be totally fearless.

Credits:

Directed by NINJA & Rob Malpage
Edited Saki Bergh

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10.07.10

Director Evan Boehm gets all ‘sciencey’ in this video for Darkstar’s new single ‘Gold’ from their upcoming release on Hyperdub records on October 18. It’s a simple concept but delicately and beautifully executed.

Darkstar: Gold – Taken from the album North, released on Hyperdub on 18th October 2010.
P and C Hyperdub 2010 Published By Virgin Music (Publishing)
Director/Animation: Evan Boehm / Director Of Photography: Mark Adcock
Programming: Max Worgan / Photographer: Matt Wilson

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I received an email from ‘Kijek/Adamski’ about this weird music video for the single “W pięciu smakach” for the group Brodka that is based on a late night shopping trip to a now disappeared Warsaw shopping district called  ‘Fair Europe’ which offered up cheap clothing from Vietnamese immigrants. Yeah, I think it’s perfectly fair to call this ‘weird’, but it’s also backed by an extremely catchy song that makes me pretty curious about the rest of the album.

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Uffie is getting ‘Difficult’ spinning out an undeniably catchy little ditty backed up by an increasingly trippy yet deceptively simple video that might harken a memory or two of past directorial work from Michel Gondry.

Not entirely sure who directed it as of yet.

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09.09.10

Squarepusher has a new release out 18th/19th October 2010 on Warp Records and are telling the world through a neon rockout jam session.

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08.30.10

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The Wilderness Downtown is an interactive video by Chris Milk that taps into Google Earth to give you a unique personal experience and interpretation of the song ‘We Used to Wait’ off of Arcade Fire’s latest album ‘The Suburbs’.

I recently heard Arcade Fire described at an advertising workshop as one of those bands that just ‘gets it’. What I think that referred to is their ability to understand that music is experiential and should be engaging. The digital environment should be embraced and used accordingly by musicians instead of being seen as a threat. Bravo for my favorite band.

Via The Denver Egotist.

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08.27.10

Alright, this will be pulled within the next 36-72 hours since it’s not an official release from MGMT’s record label but the psychedelic rockers have put out this super trippy new video. It’s the best song on their new album by far in my opinion so I was pleased to see they produced a video for it. Enjoy it while you can, I will pull the post after the video goes down but repost after their is a more official release.

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I picked up on this today from the Vimeo Staff Picks (which are always awesome by the way) and really enjoyed this video for Baths new single ‘Lovely Bloodflow’ off of the recently released album ‘Cerulean’.

Credits:
Directed by Alex Takacs and Joe Nankin
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DP: Adam Kauper
AC: Andrew Taylor
Wardobe: Lina Lund Mortensen
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Make-up: Maria Lee
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VFX, Edit, Post: Alex Takacs
Featuring: Takumi Akin, Jane Kilcullen,
Molly Garber, Genevieve Ward
PAs: Ben Krueger, Katherine Carlsburg,
Andrew Scott Levy, Marcus Inglizian,
Will Wiesenfeld, Mario Luna

Very special thanks: Mike Prior, Jason Wolchuk,
Gina Dell’Amico, Jasmin Avila, Mackenzie McNabb, Robert Giardina, Nimrod Zalmanowitz

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08.24.10

Cee-Lo Green (Gnarls Barkley) has some choice words for all you gold diggers out there. The guy’s a genius. You just have to admit it. How many people are going to be singing this? Sign ‘o the times I guess when the new pop anthem chorus on everyone’s tongue starts with ‘fuck you’.

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