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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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…
Peter Helman | July 21, 2015 - 10:03 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2014 - 12:05 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2013 - 12:54 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…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2012 - 3:43 pm
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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:…
Amrit Singh | September 26, 2011 - 12:18 pm
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