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The director Grant Singer came very, very close to topping this list for the second week in a row, an unprecedented feat and a clear sign that Singer is ready to bang with the Nabils and the Hiro Murais of the world. But then (spoiler alert) Kanye West had to come along with his adorable… More »

Before I get into this week’s picks, allow me to point out that Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea made a video for a song called “Booty.” Hype Williams directed it. It is exactly what you expect it to be. It came out a few years ago, and it has five million views already. At this… More »

This past weekend’s YouTube Music Awards presented an interesting conundrum for this column. The show labeled its performances as “live music videos,” and pulled in big-name directors to help put them together. But they were pretty much still performances, except with extra stuff going on. Unfortunately, the YouTube people made the mystifying decision to keep… More »

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Kanye West – “Only One” (Feat. Paul McCartney) Video (Dir. Spike Jonze)

UPDATE: The full "Only One" video is now up; watch below.
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2015 - 6:25 am

Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you're coming…
Ryan Leas | December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Vice Turns 20 Party Brings Insane Lineup Feat. Karen O, Lil Wayne, Stephen Malkmus, Pussy Riot, Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze, Jarvis Cocker, Many More To Brooklyn Tomorrow

Vice is throwing an invite-only party tomorrow night in Brooklyn to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner -- who will…
James Rettig | December 4, 2014 - 8:57 pm

Karen O – “Ooo” Video (Feat. Elle Fanning) (Dir. Spike Jonze)

Spike Jonze is arguably the greatest music video director of all time, but he's mostly retired from the art form. But he just made a…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Karen O Will Perform At The Oscars (UPDATE: With Ezra Koenig)

UPDATE: AP's report from Oscar rehearsals suggests that Ezra Koenig will perform with Karen O at the ceremony: Accompanied by Vampire Weekend's Ezra…
Miles Bowe | February 13, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Watch Karen O Sing “The Moon Song” & “Maps” At Oscar Nominees Night

"The Moon Song," Karen O's musical collaboration with Spike Jonze for his film Her, is up for Best Original Song at the Oscars next month.
Scott Lapatine | February 11, 2014 - 10:01 pm

Karen O & Ezra Koenig – “The Moon Song”

It's a testament to Karen O's incredibly strong songwriting that the delicate "Moon Song" manages to stand out amidst the lush melancholia of Arcade Fire…
James Rettig | February 10, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Watch No Age’s Kickass Letterman Performance, “I Won’t Be Your Generator” Video

It's hard for a DIY band to translate the urgency of its live show to a late-night TV setting, but credit L.A. art punks No…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2014 - 9:53 am

Stream Arcade Fire’s Her Score

Owen Pallett and Will Butler's score for Spike Jonze's Best Picture Oscar contender Her -- performed by Arcade Fire -- was nominated for an Academy…
Chris DeVille | January 23, 2014 - 9:47 am

Karen O, U2, Will Butler, Owen Pallett, Pharrell Nominated For Oscars

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences just announced this year’s Oscar nominations, and amidst the big categories and the surprises (Philomena for Best…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2014 - 9:05 am

The 10 Best Moments From The 2013 YouTube Music Awards

After an ambitious and awkward 90-minute production, the inaugural YouTube Music Awards have disappeared into a cloud of blue chalk dust. The ceremony, streamed live…
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Watch The YouTube Music Awards Feat. Performances By Arcade Fire, M.I.A., Earl Sweatshirt, & More

Grab some popcorn (but don't dare smear butter on that keyboard) and cozy up in front of your laptop screen because the inaugural YouTube Music…
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Eminem To Play 1st YouTube Music Awards

Given the way people actually watch music videos these days, or even the way they straight-up listen to music, a YouTube Music Awards show makes…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2013 - 9:14 am

Karen O – “The Moon Song”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O put together the score for director Spike Jonze's last movie, his 2009 adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are.
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Arcade Fire To Score Spike Jonze’s Her

Arcade Fire season is approaching quickly: As rumors abound about the band's upcoming fourth record (due out in October, they told one lucky fan on
Elliah Heifetz | August 7, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Watch Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” Pop-Up Video

VH1's blessedly reactivated Pop-Up Video show is back on the air, and one of its most recent selections is Spike Jonze's kids-in-the-apocalypse video for Arcade…
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2012 - 3:26 pm

Soko – “I Thought I Was An Alien” Video

Soko is a French artist of considerable international popularity -- her key track "I'll Kill Her" has racked up over 1.5MM YouTube views -- and…
Amrit Singh | October 31, 2011 - 2:45 pm