Cold Mailman - "My Recurring Dream" video

A whole mess of great videos this week, from some unexpected places as well as the expected ones. When Flatbush Zombies release an excellently hallucinogenic rap video about dropping liquid acid in your orange juice and then hitting the bodega and showing off the skull in your gold fronts — usually my personal sweet spot — and it doesn’t make the top five, that’s a good week. The stuff that did make the list is below.

5. Kvelertak – “Bruane Brenn” (Dir. Stian Kristiansen)

As a society, we may not share too much common ground, but I think we can all agree on this: It was about time that Norwegian death n’ roll got its very own “Sky’s The Limit.”

4. Rhye – “Open” (Version 2) (NSFW-ish) (Dir. Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen)

Other than maybe the subway-station scene on Girls between Shoshanna and her boyfriend, this is the most romantic fucking thing I’ve seen all week.

3. AAN – “Mystery Life” (Dir. Mike Wilson)

A fun music video, yes, but also a valuable public-service procedural on how to avoid the cold spectre of death and to have fun doing it. Impossible to watch without wishing you lived in Portland.

2. Beach House – Forever Still (Dir. Beach House & Max Goldman)

Baltimore dream-pop band decamps for Texas desert and records gorgeous bummer of an album. They then load a camera crew into the van and drive around said Texas desert, performing the album’s songs in the mythic, craggy landscape that presumably helped to inspire it, making the album sound even better in the process.

1. Cold Mailman – “My Recurring Dream” (Dir. André Chocron)

Some important questions: How does this video even exist? How much planning went into filming it? How much did it cost? Did it even cost that much? Who put up the money? Are there any alternate tracking-shot realities that didn’t quite work out? Could this video just keep going on for hours? How the fuck did they even do this, anyway?

Comments (14)
  1. No Nick Caver nor Liars?

  2. Beach House’s long video is an obvious nod to Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii.

  3. Pretty great choices. Video and music.

    The Beach House short film kind of belongs in a place by itself, because it’s not exactly the same thing as the rest of them. But I really enjoyed it all the same.

    The Rhye video is an interesting addition/juxtaposition to the first video for that song, released almost a year ago. As much as I liked the first one, I definitely like this one more. Still a great song, too.

    The Cold Mailman video is great! I actually agree with you on the top spot this week. Strange there’s so many videos with the bands NOT singing in them, though. Anyway, love this song. Added it to my current listening playlist.

  4. Of course Cold Mailman is from Norway. Scandinavia produces the most beautiful music!

  5. Pretty sweet batch. That Cold Mailman video is great and I always have fun trying to recognize locations in Portland based videos. I got about 80% on this one.

  6. That Cold Mailman video was awesome. I noticed so many cool little things the second time I watched it.

  7. No Nick Cave’s video ??! Seriously ???

  8. Very happy to see Kvelertak in here, nice work Tom.

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  10. Alright I’m sorry for the unrelated comment, but I decided to try and figure out gifing so I’ve chosen a test gif that I will use again and again until I get it right. Here’s to hoping I get it right the first time.

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