Posts tagged "Grant Singer"

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The director Grant Singer came very, very close to topping this list for the second week in a row, an unprecedented feat and a clear sign that Singer is ready to bang with the Nabils and the Hiro Murais of the world. But then (spoiler alert) Kanye West had to come along with his adorable… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2015 - 10:43 am

Ariel Pink – “Dayzed Inn Daydreams” Video

Together, Ariel Pink and director Grant Singer made two of last year's best music videos. Pink and Singer's clips for "Put Your Number In My Phone" and "Picture Me Gone" were fascinatingly creepy, mysterious pieces of Kubrick-damaged work. They've now teamed up again for the clip for "Dayzed Inn Daydreams," another song from Pink's pomMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 26, 2015 - 10:46 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was another strong week for music videos, and it hurt my heart to leave things like Ryan Hemsworth's "Too Long Here" and Majid Jordan's "Forever" off. Even with all the strong videos out this week, though, the list feels like something of a placeholder for whenever Björk gives us some dizzy new vision for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Q&A: Tobias Jesso Jr. On His Mythic Backstory, Sounding Like The Cheers Theme, And His Debut Album Goon

Tobias Jesso Jr.'s era of futility ended with whimpers that felt like a bang. Jesso's origin story has already been recycled to the point of myth: Kid from Vancouver moves to L.A. in search of rock stardom, strikes out, and hits rock bottom after his mother comes down with cancer and a hit-and-run leaves him… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 20, 2015 - 2:52 pm

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

Sleigh Bells – “That Did It” (Feat. Tink) Video

Last week, Sleigh Bells teamed up with Tink, a brash and badass Chicago singer/rapper who seems poised to take over in 2015, for a Red Bull-sponsored one-off called "That Did It." Grant Singer directed the brand-new video for the song, and it has Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss and Tink getting all dressed up and striking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2014 - 11:02 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't know if it's some combination of Halloween sugar-hangover and Republican-Senate-takeover anxiety or what, but there are some dark and strange and intense visions on this week's list. Every single one of the five videos below has the power to make you at least a tiny bit queasy. So take a deep breath and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Little Dragon – “Underbart” Video

Back in May, the Swedish electropop quartet Little Dragon released their fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband. Today they share a video for album track "Underbart," one of the new record's most memorable songs. Directed by Grant Singer (whose visual representations of music are known for being dually mesmerizing and unwittingly perturbing -- for example: Ariel Pink'… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / November 6, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Ariel Pink – “Picture Me Gone” Video

Ariel Pink has teamed with "Put Your Number In My Phone" director Grant Singer on another pom pom video. This one is for the six-minute slow jam "Picture Me Gone" (one of the tunes Pink sang with the PS22 Chorus), and it finds three cross-dressing men venturing around Los Angeles in creepy latex masks i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 2014 - 1:18 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We did it, everyone! We came up with the least glamorous music video ever made. I don't know what held the title before this week, but I do know that nothing else will ever hold it again. That piece of beautifully ugly anti-glamor is below, as are our other four picks for the week. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Foxygen – “Coulda Been My Love” Video

Today, Foxygen release ...And Star Power, their messy, ambitious sprawl of a new album. And they've also chosen this morning to share their video for the seductively shambling album track "Coulda Been My Love." Grant Singer, who worked with the band on their deeply entertaining "How Can You Really" video, returned to direct this one. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 14, 2014 - 10:47 am

Ariel Pink – “Put Your Number In My Phone” Video

Ariel Pink is nothing if not self-aware. A few weeks ago, he delighted in playing a trolling advocate for misogyny in an interview. And now he's playing a failed pick-up artist in a music video. "Put Your Number In My Phone" is the queasy, creepy lead single from Pink's forthcoming double album pom pom. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2014 - 9:16 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There was a lot of nudity and violence and crisp, vivid black-and-white in this week's music videos, but most of the videos that leaned heavily on those tropes didn't make it onto this week's countdown. The videos that did the best this week relied on their performers' charisma, and they burst with joy and movement… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2014 - 10:56 am

Foxygen – “How Can You Really” Video + …And Star Power Details

Foxygen spent much of last year dealing with a whole lot of drama, which at times overshadowed the actual album they released, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic. Now they've announced a follow-up, a 24-song collection that will be titled ...And Star Power. The promotional image above promises it will have… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 30, 2014 - 3:36 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, our busiest comments section is a heated debate over whether a white lady is racist for dancing with black men in her music video and then being defensive about it. That is how indie rock, and every other form of media, works in 2014. You get used to it, I guess. Here's what… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Sky Ferreira – “I Blame Myself” Video

Sky Ferreira's searing, wounded synthpop anthem "I Blame Myself" was arguably the best song on her great debut album Night Time, My Time, and some of us have been wondering for months why it wasn't a single. Earlier this month, Ferreira performed the song on The Tonight Show, and this morning, she debuted its video. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2014 - 9:45 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was probably the slowest week of the year in terms of people putting out music videos, what with Christmas arriving dead in the middle and nobody needing to fill up office dead-time by staring at YouTube. And yet there were still some good videos this week, and I managed to cobble together a list… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 27, 2013 - 10:17 am

Ariel Pink & Sky Ferreira – “My Molly” Video

Earlier tonight, with no advance warning, Sky Ferreira tweeted out a link to a video. She and Ariel Pink have recorded a new version of Pink's old solo lo-fi track "My Molly," turning it into an immediate twisted-nerve pop song. And director Grant Singer has made a video for the new version, one in which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 24, 2013 - 12:40 am

Sky Ferreira – “Night Time, My Time” Video

Sky Ferreira's great album Night Time, My Time has been out for a few weeks, and now there's finally some indication that her label is giving it something resembling a promotional push. Last night, she was on Letterman. And now, she's got a possibly-NSFW new video for the burning, droning, noise-haunted title track. In director… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2013 - 10:56 am

Sky Ferreira – “You’re Not The One” Video

Next month, the promising young narco-pop star Sky Ferreira is set to drop Night Time, My Time, her first full-length album. Her single "You're Not The One" is a fluttery, immaculately produced '80s-style breakup jam, and this morning, she's shared it in the form of a stylish and artfully lit music video. The clip, from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2013 - 9:47 am
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