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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 »

Two massively important alt-rock greats returned to the music-video earlier today, and neither of them is on this list. The Pixies’ “Bag Boy,” their first new song in nine years, soundtracked a disturbing video about a little kid fucking up somebody’s house and added in a visual punchline that was more nasty than funny. And… More »

The two videos I liked best this week are about reintroducing superstars: One who’s been away for a while, one who’s barely taken enough time off for anyone to notice it’s been a year since he dropped an album. And both are heavy on old-school music-video values: Expert rhythmic editing, implied sex, the goofily in-charge… More »

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Pissed Jeans – “Boring Girls” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last week Sub Pop reissued Pissed Jeans' 2005 debut album Shallow, and today that album's brilliant "Boring Girls" gets a highly entertaining video by director…
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2014 - 11:12 am

Ultramantis Black – “Biomonster DNA” Video

Ultramantis Black is a pro wrestler and, for more than a decade, a standout in the great Pennsylania-based wrestling indie Chikara Pro. More recently, he's…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Pissed Jeans – “Romanticize Me” Video

"When I was done, it would either be because I had won the Olympics 19 times and broken all possible world records. I would have…
Miles Bowe | June 27, 2013 - 2:59 pm