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Dum Dum Girls – “Coming Down” Video Version 2 (Stereogum Premiere)

Dum Dum Girls released their newest LP, Too True, last year, but just now they’re sharing a video for a track off of their 2011 sophomore album Only In Dreams. The slow-burning Mazzy Star-esque ballad “Coming Down” already has a video, but today, a month after the song was featured in a third-season episode of… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 21, 2015 - 10:03 am

GOAT – “Hide From The Sun” Video

A good music video director can do a whole lot with the great Swedish psych-rock band GOAT’s whole tribal-freakout aesthetic. And in his clip for “Hide From The Sun,” from the band’s new album Commune, director Sam Macon sure has fun with it. The clip works as a sort of Jodowrowsky-esque take on Where TheMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Family Band – “Lace” Video

The married New York indie rock duo (and 2009-vintage Band To Watch) Family Band have a new video for their churning, sinister song “Lace,” and it focuses completely on singer Kim Krans, keeping her bathed in eerie red light and flashing her image through darkness. Nothing actually happens in the video, but the editing i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2013 - 12:54 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We didn’t get to see too many mind-boggling short-form videos this week, but we did get one long one in which one of our greatest, most ambitious indie bands takes its packed-to-bursting, unapologetically pretentious musical maximalism to the screen, staying bizarre and compelling throughout. That alone makes it a pretty good week. Check for our… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 14, 2012 - 3:46 pm

Family Band – “Moonbeams” Video

In the video for Family Band’s soft-focus indie-folk single “Moonbeams,” a pair of skeletons share a day of giddy suburban romance after rising from the grave one morning. They steal a bike, go swimming, and manage not to feast on anyone’s flesh, so it’s a decidedly feel-good affair. Sam Macon directs; watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2012 - 3:43 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

After last week’s bounty of videos, things slowed way down this week, and that’s too bad. The best video of the week was the one where the camera more-or-less holds steady on the band for almost the entire length of the clip. The second-best one is the crass TV-show tie-in. Still, there’s some fun stuff… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2011 - 12:45 pm

Dum Dum Girls – “Bedroom Eyes” Video

In which Only In Dreams lovelorn standout “Bedroom Eyes” becomes a masterclass in lipstick, mascara, and another era’s glamour/leggings. Directed by Sam Macon:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 26, 2011 - 12:18 pm

The 9 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we’ve got new videos from Buraka Som Sistema, Herman Düne, Lady Gaga, The Cave Singers, and Rusko. I put the Buraka Som Sistema and Rusko videos next to each other because I think they’re shot and edited differently, but they’re great examples of entering and filming an impoverished culture without exploiting them. Both… More »

By: jessica / May 6, 2011 - 4:51 pm