Let's take a moment for Dave Brockie, better known as Gwar's Oderus Urungus, who died suddenly earlier this week. For decades, Brockie helped to pioneer a distinctly DIY music-video aesthetic. With…   Read Story »
I didn't write this column last week, since SXSW was just about monopolizing my attention. So we've got two weeks' worth of videos to sort through here. But for whatever reason, it was still a bit of…   Read Story »
This was one of those weeks where the best music-related video wasn't a music video. It was Future Islands performing on Letterman and just fucking going for it. Letterman has already introduced…   Read Story »
This column is a weird one because the quality of music videos tends to vacillate wildly from week to week. Some weeks, there are just no motherfucking good ones, so I have to go hunting through…   Read Story »
There were lots of good videos this week, but I didn't like any of them as much as I hated Jerry James's video for "Lana Del Rey." I hated that one so much that I enjoyed hating it. I hated it so…   Read Story »
For whatever reason, this is the week that many of the old music-video-director gods awakened to walk the earth again. Their names, chanted aloud, inspire nothing but fear in the hearts of the…   Read Story »
Why did everyone release their darkest and most fucked vidoes this week? Is it just too cold for some fun, sunny music videos? Are we experiencing a collective dark night of the soul? Or is it just…   Read Story »
It's not a proper music video, so it's not on this list, but Yours Truly's series of videos from the Young Turks new years festival in Tulum, Mexico is the greatest marriage of music and moving…   Read Story »
This is the time of year when everyone gets very confused and worried about who's going to win big at the Grammys, and we are not facing down the sad likelihood that the music industry is about to…   Read Story »
Dance producers were getting it done this week. There were so many great dance (or dance-influenced pop) videos this week that I wish MTV would reboot Amp so that stoned college kids could come home…   Read Story »