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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

Van She – “Idea Of Happiness” Video

Aussie dance-pop BTW Van She have a new video for their single “Idea Of Happiness,” and it revolves around an extremely bizarre Christmas party. This particular shindig involves a hippie in a banana hammock, a tanning-bed tryst, a celebratory bit of BB gun target practice, and all sorts of other stuff that doesn’t make any… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2012 - 9:47 am

The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

This week’s clips from Arcade Fire, Rokysopp, Simian Mobile Disco, No Joy, and White Lies show off what’s possible when your videos don’t have to fit particular television formats and time limits. The suburban dystopias in Rokysopp’s and Arcade Fire’s extended videos are a little long and a little much for TV, especially with the… More »

By: jessica / November 19, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip, & Hot City – “Didn’t Know What Love Was” Video

When Bethany Cosentino, Kid Cudi, and Rostam Batmanglij made a video for their Converse-funded “All Summer” they opted to don over-sized versions of their own heads and move into a “warm apartment.” Despite featuring two “Hot” bands, things are icier (and pleasingly stranger) in the Andreas Nilsson-directed video for Bernhard Sumner, Hot Chip, and Hot… More »

By: brandon / November 18, 2010 - 11:32 am

Junip – “Always” Video

This Andreas Nilsson-directed video for “Always” doesn’t have oozing creatures or special effects makeup, but it’s still creepy. That tells you a lot about the clip’s main character, who comes to help the band prepare for an air guitar contest — it actually looks like the world championship in Finland. Nilsson and Junip frontman José… More »

By: jessica / September 8, 2010 - 5:50 pm

Fever Ray Continue To Scare The Shit Out Of Fans

Fever Ray has some tour dates coming up, and Karin Dreijer worked with director Andreas Nilsson (who’s directed videos for Fever Ray, as well as MGMT and Yeasayer) on a look for her live show. Here’s a peak at the new makeup and costuming:… More »

By: jessica / September 1, 2010 - 4:52 pm

MGMT – “Flash Delirium” Video

Forgive me: Like its scratch-off packaging, “Flash Delirium,” reveals more layers once you start picking at it. Congratulations’ 4 minute and 16 second flagship post-Oracular Spectacular pop single (why not four more seconds, guys?) tosses up shiny slice-and-dice psychedelia that appears random at first and second passes, but does start making compositional sense, especially after the… More »

By: brandon / March 30, 2010 - 11:23 am

New Röyksopp (Feat Fever Ray) Video – “This Must Be It”

Röyksopp’s futuristic “The Girl & The Robot” video starred a lonesome stay-at-home Robyn longing for her electro-mechanical man. “This Must Be It” includes the voice of Karin Dreijer Andersson, but instead of Fever Ray, the Filip and Andreas Nilsson-directed video for the Junior standout focuses on folks in loincloths and Runar (who?), a motorcycling drummer… More »

By: brandon / September 28, 2009 - 1:53 pm

New Peter, Bjorn & John Video – “Nothing To Worry About”

The older, darker Peter Bjorn & John curse like sailors, sport mustaches, adorn their walls with trophy kills, and repeatedly tells us we’ve got “Nothing To Worry About.” The video for said single, ably directed by Andreas and Filip Nilsson, continues in that grown-up direction, following the adventures of a dude with a huge pompadour,… More »

By: brandon / February 6, 2009 - 9:38 am

New Fever Ray (The Knife’s Karin Dreijer) Video – “If I Had a Heart”

Regular Knife visual collaborator Andreas Nilsson offers an eerie video for “If I Had A Heart,” the dark, pulsing, ambient first single from Karin Dreijer’s new project, Fever Ray. It’s pretty great — a couple of kids carry a torch and take a boat down the River Styx toward a spooky mansion housing a victim… More »

By: brandon / January 6, 2009 - 11:44 am

New Moby Video – “Alice”

We give ecstasy promoting vegan pundit Moby a lot of flack, but at the end of the day, he has come up with some great jams. “Alice” may not be one of them, but it has its moments, as highlighted by this Andreas Nilsson-directed video’s constant station flicker. Although Nilsson’s most memorable work has come… More »

By: Stereogum / January 8, 2008 - 10:43 am

New José González Video – “Killing For Love”

Something about the trials and tribulations of pigman in the “Down The Line”‘s vid left us unimpressed, but despite that last vid being for a killer song, Andreas Nilsson’s second installment in the Frank-inspired vid series he’s creating for José is much more engaging (and much more NSFW). For the dour “Killing For Love,” Mr. More »

By: Stereogum / August 16, 2007 - 12:08 pm

New José González Video – “Down The Line”

When “Down The Line” started streaming over at MySpace, word came down that Andreas Nilsson of the Knife-collaboration fame would provide directorial services for the track’s video, which now is complete in all its swine-starring glory. Andreas took inspiration from the Jim Woodring cartoon Frank — except from what we can tell, Frank didn’t feature… More »

By: Stereogum / August 13, 2007 - 11:21 am