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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, the YouTube Music Awards rebranded from an actual award show, albeit a knowingly janky and slapdash one, to a weird “let’s dump a bunch of big videos online at once” stunt. I can’t pretend to understand what’s going on there, but it did result in a whole pile of great videos. This week,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” (Feat. Zack De La Rocha) Video

The release of Run The Jewels’ RTJ2 will always remind me of 2014’s tumultuous racial climate in the US — the way Killer Mike and El-P’s lyrics eerily predicted the pattern of white police officers’ repeated deadly violence against unarmed black men, Mike’s thoughtful CNN appearances and Billboard op-ed, the powerful speech Mike gave i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 26, 2015 - 11:11 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

My sentimental favorite this week is SD’s video for the “New World Order” remix, with Danny Brown, mostly because I can’t ever imagine myself getting tired of seeing Danny Brown, drunk and shirtless, too-tight tight pants sagging and hair blowing out, in a kitchen surrounded by Chicago teenage goons, having a wonderful time. That guy! More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 23, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Spiritualized – “I Am What I Am” Video

The very, very good Sweet Heart Sweet Light, the most recent Spritualized album, is more than a year old now. And it’s also been more than a year since the band teamed up with the great video director AG Rojas for the intense, visceral “Hey Jane” video. But Spiritualized have once again enlisted the service… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2013 - 9:31 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don’t know if it’s a seasonal affective disorder thing or what, but this is the week when almost all the really good videos got all dark and twisty and Lynchian and strange. Other than the Best Coast video, which stands in stark counterpoint to all the others, the videos below are what happens whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 16, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Purity Ring – “Lofticries” Video

AG Rojas (Spiritualized’s “Hey Jane,” Jack White’s “Sixteen Saltines“) takes the helm of Purity Ring’s new video for “Lofticries,” a clip that stitches together strange, somewhat chilling scenes through the eyes of several different protagonists. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 12, 2012 - 9:36 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The week’s two best videos both revolve around sticky nightmare realities where people act in ways that are entirely socially acceptable, and yet it looks like it might be vaguely fun to be in both groups of people. Maybe Justice’s “Stress” video, or those original Die Antwoord clips, will turn out to be a bigger… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 6, 2012 - 11:34 am

Spiritualized – “Hey Jane” Video (NSFW)

The protagonist of the video for “Hey Jane,” Spiritualized’s sweepingly stunning new single, is a transwoman who attempts to raise kids while turning tricks, stripping, and — in one unforgettable long tracking shot — getting into an absolutely brutal fight. There’s probably a term paper to be written about the video’s treatment of race, class,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2012 - 11:50 am