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The music-video universe took a bit of a week off this week; Labor Day, I guess, will do that. But there was still plenty of good stuff out this week; the relative scarcity just meant that I didn’t have to cut anything deeply awesome to put this list together. Check out this week’s list below. More »

This week we’ve got new clips from Depeche Mode, James Blake, Beyoncé, Calvin Harris, Princeton, and Alcoholic Faith Mission. The Depeche Mode clip is directed by Patrick Daughters. He’s one of my favorite directors, but it looks like he’s been focusing on commercials more and more. The Alcoholic Faith Mission video has been out for… More »

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Röyksopp & Robyn – “Do It Again” Video

Earlier this year, the Swedish pop queen Robyn and the Norwegian production duo Röyksopp got together to release the collaborative mini-album Do It Again. And though they’ve already dropped a video for their song “Sayit,” they didn’t really go for it visually until they made their brand-new video for the title track. Director Martin deMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 21, 2014 - 9:11 am

James Blake – “Retrograde” Video

I’ll have to watch James Blake’s video for his heady, luminescent new single “Retrograde” a few more times before I have any idea what’s going on. But the dark and mysterious clip, directed by Martin De Thurah, involves asteroids, alien visitors, bikers who fell to earth, and a few gorgeously rendered frozen moments of destruction. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2013 - 9:36 am

David Byrne & St. Vincent – “Who” Video

David Byrne and St. Vincent have teamed up to record the herky-jerk pop-funk album Love This Giant, and it comes out next week. And now we get the appealingly loony black-and-white sketch of a video for the catchily off-kilter first single and album opener “Who,” in which Byrne and Annie Clark take turns lying dow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Feist – “Anti-Pioneer” Video

In his video for the Metals song “Anti-Pioneer,” director Martin de Thurah shoots Leslie Feist in flickering darkness and worshipful close-up. If “lush black-and-white” is a thing that exists, it applies here. This one aims to bewitch, not to dazzle. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 10, 2012 - 11:28 am

James Blake – “The Limit To Your Love” (Feist Cover) Video

James’s spellbinding cover of Feist’s “The Limit To Your Love” gives a clean look at the experimental UK producer remarkable voice, a remarkable pristine and powerful thing for someone spending so much time rearranging the spatial configurations of beats, bass, and vocals in his own first rate songs and triptych of 2010 EPs. Its video,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 12, 2010 - 11:04 am