japandroids – celebration rock – the house that heaven built
finally, the boys release their first ever music video and how appropriate, it’s for arguably their best song. the video is a classic black and white compilation of their touring life, directed by jim larson. we’re just elated they made a video and it captures the song’s anthemic drive perfectly. enjoy!
hegarty released his new album of a live performances this past week. the video for the album’s title track got the acting chops of william dafoe and game of throne‘s carice van houten and the result is a bleak, but beautiful commentary on women in the workplace. the song was originally written for the opera the life and death of marina abramovic and marina herself makes a cameo. incredible.
brooklyn’s eytan and the embassy released this single early this year and their recent video treatment is breaking records, literally. it now holds the world record for the most costume changes in an unedited music video. i don’t watch mtv, so i am a little behind, but these four minutes are worth every accolade.
k-pop – a trend i don’t follow, but this video is four minutes of pure joy. “gangnam style” is from psy’s sixth album and whoever he is, i could probably watch him do anything at this point. the video makes no sense, but watching him dance is so entertaining, little else compares. enjoy!
jack white released his debut album this april, and what a shock, it’s awesome. the video for his latest single, “freedom at 21″, is just as awesome as everything else we love from the king of cool. add muscle cars and hot girls and we are all happy campers. not to mention, watching him shred is always a treat. enjoy!
the french electronic heavyweights released a new ep last month and it’s title track got a fancy and dazzling video treatment. it features a futuristic hybrid sport mixing lacrosse, football, and hockey. the ball glows and the visual effects are stunning. enjoy!
bombay bicycle club – a different kind of fix – beg
the london boys released their third album at the end of last year and a different kind of fix‘s bonus track is getting the single and video treatment. the single is out today and the video a must watch. two pop and lockin dancers dance their way through london and they couldn’t be more fun to follow. enjoy!
the new yorkers released their debut album early this year and their latest single just got the creepiest of creepy video treatments. it’s a big nod to the twilight zone and david lynch, so you may not want to watch alone. enjoy.
“five seconds” is hands down my favorite song thus far this year and george lewis jr. surely does the song’s overwhelming badass-ness justice with its video. the first 1:38 seconds are narrated shots of lewis on a motorcycle with a stuffed dog riding on back and the rest is gang violence with heart. enjoy!
fiona apple – the idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw, and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes will ever do – every single night
the songstress is back with her fourth and ridiculously long-winded-titled album this week and her latest video is one odd scene after another. it’s a pretty brilliant train wreck, much like miss apple. no one can wear a squid like fiona, i’ll tell ya that much.
the south african crew released their sophomore album earlier this year, proving they could still rap with the worst of them. their new video stages ninja and yo-landi as siblings and is chock full of neon ridiculousness and laughs. enjoy!
one of the world’s favorite canadians took a break from her tour to film this street performance video for one of metals‘ prettier tracks, “cicadas and gulls”. she sings and strings her guitar in an alleyway whilst street dancers interpret her lyrics. the video is simple, yet the juxtaposition is pretty darn effective. it’s hard not to love the lady feist.
bonnie “prince” billy – now here’s my plan – i see darkness
will oldham is releasing a new ep to coincide with the release of his new book this fall. the ep is a re-working of six of his classics. this new version of “i see darkness”, which was originally released in 1999, has considerable more pep than it’s predecessor. the accompanying video is loads of charming and some odd-ball eye effects will have you double-taking. enjoy!
the comedy rock duo haven’t released an album in six years, but they are back this month with rise of the fenix and the video for the album’s title track is chock full of laughs. jack black is back in the music circuit ya’ll and bellies are sure to be achin’. enjoy!
jack white’s debut solo album is set for release at the end of the month and it promises all the raw rock ‘n’ rollness we love from him. “sixteen saltines” is plenty rocking and the video is just as rough and tumble. it features a slew of kids acting all kinds of crazy and you know that never gets old.
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