Posts tagged "Emily Kai Bock"

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2013

We’re in the thick of results season for Stereogum and Videogum’s annual readers poll, the Gummy Awards. Your favorite albums and new artists of 2013 have already been revealed; now it’s time to spotlight the videos closest to your hearts. It’s a countdown heavy on superstars, whether by superstars you mean yesterday’s rock ‘n’ roll… More »

By: Stereogum / December 18, 2013 - 4:08 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I was embarrassingly excited for it, and it took until near the end of Kanye West’s “Bound 2” video for me to contemplate the possibility that it sucks. But yes, I’m pretty sure it sucks. There’s some definite trolling involved, what with the sweeping Hallmark-card opening and the deranged mean-mugging and the beyond-obvious greenscreening. But… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 22, 2013 - 11:50 am

Arcade Fire – “Afterlife” Video

The members of Arcade Fire don’t appear in their brand-new video for the powerful Reflektor track “Afterlife,” and nobody in the clip adheres to the band’s live-show dress code. Instead, the great music-video director Emily Kai Bock starts things off with a tense Spanish dinner-table conversation, then goes deep into the dreams and longings of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2013 - 11:35 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Now that nobody ever watches music videos on TV anymore, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the people who make videos don’t have to submit themselves to any television network’s Standards & Practices department. Nudity and gore and all sorts of other previously-verboten things are fair game. Mostly, that’s awesome. But sometimes, we end up with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 20, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Solange – “Lovers In The Parking Lot” Video

Solange’s gloriously incandescent Dev Hynes-produced True EP is nearing its first birthday, but if you’ve gone a week this year without listening to it, you’re doing something wrong. And today, she’s given us an absolutely wonderful video for the shimmering midtempo ballad “Lovers In The Parking Lot.” In the clip, Solange’s dancing appears to magically… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2013 - 10:29 am

Majical Cloudz – “Childhood’s End” Video

Devon Welsh — otherwise known as Majical Cloudz — released a haunting video for “Childhood’s End,” the morose and disturbingly catchy ballad off of his forthcoming album, Impersonator. We’ve seen Emily Kai Bock’s gorgeous work before, and her direction of “Childhood’s End” is no exception. Scattered scenes are artfully pieced together in order to create… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 3, 2013 - 12:21 pm

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

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Lately, we seem to be having on-weeks and off-weeks for videos, and this was an off-week. Last week brought a deluge, and this week, things have slowed down a bunch. But even in the off-weeks, there are plenty of absorbing visions floating around out there, and we’ve got five of them below… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 28, 2012 - 11:16 am

Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again” Video

In the new clip for Grizzly Bear’s “Yet Again,” a female figure skater follows a strange path post-practice, beginning an adventure through a carnival and the woods that ultimately leads to madness. Emily Kai Bock directs and the Creators Project produces. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 27, 2012 - 10:33 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a great, great week for music videos. And for some reason, a pattern emerged. To some extent, every one of the videos below is a sumptuous, richly produced vision of things that don’t make any sense at all. For the most part, these videos adapt ideas about narrative, but they don’t make their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Grimes – “Oblivion” Video

Awesome video alert: Grimes’ restless, dazed electro-pop bounce “Oblivion” now has a video, and it’s a collection of images of the stylish and surprisingly divisive Montreal iconoclast Claire Boucher, looking radiantly happy, singing her song in all sorts of unlikely locations, including a motocross exhibition and a roomful of sweaty dudes moshing for no reason. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2012 - 9:21 am