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Arctic Monkeys – “Snap Out Of It” Video

AM, the album that the Arctic Monkeys released last year, is the sort of album that refuses to get old; its economic grooves and old-school rock-star sneer are rare things in an era where the entire concept of rock stardom is just barely hanging on. But even in the UK, where the band has minor-deity… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2014 - 8:59 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week’s list walks the line between calm, serene, stately beauty and extreme blood-splooge trash. Both can be awesome! And both are perfectly legit music-video approaches. But this week, we’ve got two of the latter and three of the former. Blood-splooge trash is winning, as it usually does. Check out this week’s list below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 30, 2014 - 11:10 am

Trash Talk – “The Hole” Video

Today, berserk hardcore road warriors Trash Talk released No Peace, their furious new album, and we named it our Album Of The Week. Around the same time we were posting that, the band shared their new video for “The Hole,” a two-minute blast of rage from the album. Directed by Focus Creeps, the video i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 27, 2014 - 3:45 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The artists behind the videos on this week’s list come from Sweden, Japan, Syria, Canada, and the UK. They have, more or less, nothing in common with each other. And there’s every chance that none of these videos, except maybe the top one, will ever get nominated for a YouTube Music Award. That’s just fine… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 25, 2013 - 11:00 am

Arctic Monkeys – “One For The Road” Video

“One For The Road” is a chugging, sinuous rocker from the new Arctic Monkeys album AM. Its new video is a crisp, cinematic black-and-white affair, and it has the members of the band dressing like they’re in the Rat Pack and piloting enormous pieces of farm equipment across vast rural expanses. I have no idea… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2013 - 8:40 am

Starred – “LA Drugs” Video

Starred are a Brooklyn-based duo whose singer, Liza Thorn, used to be in a band with Christopher Owens; their stoned and elegiac “No Good” was one of my low-key favorite songs of 2012. And now they’ve made a video for “LA Drugs,” one of the other songs from last year’s Prison To Prison EP, i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2013 - 1:51 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is the week that the music universe finally woke up from its long holiday nap, and there were a lot of fun music videos out this week. There were so many, in fact, that I couldn’t find room for the video where Charli XCX, dressed like a post-candy raver, shoots machine guns, and that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2013 - 12:59 pm

Django Django – “Storm” Video

Back in February, we posted “Storm,” the latest single from sparse, rigorous British postpunks Django Django. With its weirdly colorized VHS effects, the track’s brand-new video is the sort of thing that could’ve seen heavy rotation on 120 Minutes back in the day. Focus Creeps direct. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 5, 2012 - 9:48 am

Girls – “My Ma” Video

Girls’ sophomore album Father, Son, Holy Ghost was our favorite LP of last year, and one of its standouts was “My Ma,” frontman Christopher Owens’s heartsick song for his mother. That song now has a video, directed by Focus Creeps, in which an elderly woman who may or may not be Owens’s actual mother reflect… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2012 - 10:21 am

Arctic Monkeys – “You And I” (Feat. Richard Hawley) Video

Over four records with Arctic Monkeys, and spin-off ventures like The Last Of The Shadow Puppets and the Submarine OST (“Pile Driver Waltz” especially), Alex Turner’s established himself as a legitimate student of songwriting. He’s also established himself as a fan, and friend, of legitimate songwriting talent Richard Hawley, an influence that’s colored some of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 23, 2012 - 11:49 am

Arctic Monkeys – “Black Treacle” Video

I have no idea why the last few Arctic Monkeys videos have starred drummer Matt Helders playing some sort of mythic American outlaw, especially considering that he’s got the most British face ever, but that’s still happening. As with previous entries “Suck It And See” and “Evil Twin,” Focus Creeps direct this one, in which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2012 - 12:42 pm

Arctic Monkeys – “Evil Twin” Video

A few weeks ago, we posted footage of Arctic Monkeys playing “Evil Twin,” the B-side to their “Suck It And See” single, live. That track now has a video, and it essentially works as a sequel to the “Suck It And See” video — only appropriate, really, considering the B-side status of “Evil Twin.” Like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2011 - 9:45 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey, remember this? When my friend/Stereogum predecessor/former across-the-street neighbor Jessica departed this website, her brainchild column disappeared from its pages. But the streets wanted more! (The term “the streets,” in this rare situation, refer to the comments section.) I can’t claim to be as versed in the music-video world as Jessica is, so I’m going… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 16, 2011 - 4:50 pm

Arctic Monkeys – “Suck It And See” Video (NSFW)

Directorial duo Focus Creeps team up with their frequent muses Arctic Monkeys on this video for the title track to the band’s latest LP, “Suck It And See.” It’s pretty kinky, and I do suppose it’s NSFW because there’s a nipple in there. My work’s cool with nipples, but yours might not be. Consult your… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 16, 2011 - 11:29 am

Arctic Monkeys – “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair” Video

When Focus Creeps tweeted “made a video with bbfs4evr arctic monkeys… More »

By: brandon / April 15, 2011 - 12:41 pm

Arctic Monkeys – “Brick By Brick”: New Song, New Video

Everything we know about this track and video by Arctic Monkeys is coming via that screengrab up there, and a tweet from Focus Creeps’ Ben Chappell of Focus Creeps, who directed the video treatment which contains a shot of a studio card bearing the following info: James Ford, Arctic Monkeys, 2/7/11. The date’s relevant because… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 4, 2011 - 1:10 pm

Wavves – “King Of The Beach” Video

There’s an official video for “King Of The Beach,” and it includes everything a Wavves video should include: Snacks the cat, Wavves weed grinders, video games, couches, a vaporizer, and Wavves frontman Nathan Williams. Here Williams becomes the literal King Of The Beach, wearing a crown and buying royal chains and jewelry with his ow… More »

By: jessica / March 1, 2011 - 9:58 am

Smith Westerns – “Weekend” Video

Ryan McGinley-approved Garry Glitter and girls/Girls-obsessed glam-rockers Smith Westerns are back with their second full-length Dye It Blonde. We heard the breezy lead track “Weekend” at the beginning of last month. Here’s its day-in-the-life Focus Creeps-directed video. More »

By: brandon / December 14, 2010 - 5:19 pm

Delorean – “Real Love” Video

Another knockout for Focus Creeps, the directorial duo of Aaron Brown and Ben Chappell who continue a streak of helming some of the year’s most memorable videos. This one is for Delorean, dog lovers, and dogs that are lovers — it’s unexpected, oddly emotional, primal, absurd, violent, full of remorse and regret and longing and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 16, 2010 - 10:36 am

Ferraby Lionheart – “Harry & Bess” Video (Feat. Rainn Wilson)

Ferraby’s “Harry & Bess” is a song about Houdini and his wife amidst a legendary escape during which a key to inescapable handcuffs were passed via a kiss (and love shall set you free, children) — the video is about getting Rainn Wilson to fake a guitar solo with a severe mustache and embrace hi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 4, 2010 - 10:04 am
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