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Lower Dens – “To Die In L.A.” Video

Los Angeles is a city like a poisoned apple. Glistening skin and supple, attractive colors cloak the rotting fruit that lurks beneath the surface. I lived there for five years, and while the lyrics for “To Die In L.A.” never specifically reference the city outside the title, the video builds an insidious, absurdist portrait that’… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 18, 2015 - 11:21 am

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Some weeks, we get an absolute deluge of great videos, but I can’t remember any other weeks as rich as this one. I thought about blowing it out to a top-10 list this week, but that would take forever. So here are the runners-up, in descending order: Hot Sugar’s Lynchian dream “Your Nails Look SoMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Perfume Genius – “Queen” Video

A couple of days ago, Perfume Genius announced the new album Too Bright and shared the stark, powerful first single “Queen.” Mike Hadreas, the man who performs as Perfume Genius, has said that the album represents a confident, confrontational embrace of queer identity and of the effects it can have, and that sure as hell… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 17, 2014 - 9:43 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Obviously, the best music-related video of the past seven days is the yelling goats remix of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and the second best is Wale attempting to fight a Toronto Raptors announcer during a game. Neither of these, however, is an actual music video, so I had to pick five others. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2013 - 9:35 am

SSION – “Earthquake” Video

In their video for “Earthquake,” Kansas City dance-pop performance-art freaks SSION depict their hometown as a suburban sprawl with a surprisingly high per capita number of elaborately costumed weirdos. Credit these folks with transforming a mundane world we know all too well into their own universe. Cody Critcheloe and Christopher Good direct. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Santigold – “Big Mouth”

This week Santigold played a pair of sold-out shows at Music Hall Of Williamsburg as a way of trumpeting her long-awaited return to the fore. The sets were immaculate and theatrical, smart and silly, and full of the sort of dancehall and dancesteps that’d make Skerrit Bwoy go dagger-up. Directly on their back comes “Big… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 18, 2012 - 11:34 am