Showing All "Hiro Murai" Posts

I came so close to including the Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger's "Animals" video this week, partly because it's good on its own merits and partly because "eyelinered Jodorowskian hippie cult leader"…   Read Story »
Mac DeMarco's Salad Days is approaching, and while the only studio recording we've heard so far is "Passing Out Pieces," he also previewed several tracks on Canadian radio. Now comes more live Salad…   Read Story »
Hey look, new graphic! Now this column can look something like the Best Songs Of The Week column, and now I can keep just the tiniest bit of suspense in this countdown; you have to scrowl down…   Read Story »
The Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt is finally getting ready to release Doris, his feverishly anticipated new album, and he's already shared videos for the early singles "Chum" and "Whoa." And now…   Read Story »
For about five minutes near the beginning of the week, I was thinking that I'd limit this week's list to Christmas-themed videos, but then the only Christmas-themed videos I saw all week were the…   Read Story »
The real best music video of this week isn't on this list, since it wasn't actually a music video at all. But Frank Ocean's performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was drop-dead gorgeous. It…   Read Story »
The new Shins video for "It's Only Life" features an imaginative kid patrolling an abandoned town while James Mercer gets dragged off by shadowbeasts. Hiro Murai directs. Watch it below. Port…   Read Story »
After last week's avalanche of amazing videos, things slowed up a bit this week. Still, our top pick is an uncanny, impossible-to-forget piece of work, and there's plenty of other good stuff further…   Read Story »
The video for St. Vincent's Strange Mercy track "Cheerleader" opens with a giant Annie Clark laying prone on an art-museum floor, looking like a Damien Hirst shark. It would be a malicious act of…   Read Story »
Not that many people released music videos in the first week of the year, though I can't quite figure out why. The world is back at work, it's cold outside, and we need flashy images to occupy our…   Read Story »