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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2015

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

UPDATE: The full "Only One" video is now up; watch below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2015

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 from the Navy Yard can kind of be a pain to get to, and also because NYC's been doing this thing where it's decided to just rain constantly in December,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 6, 2014

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 be part of the house band along with Andrew Wyatt, Pauli PSM, and Jack Lawrence -- posted the lineup for the event on his Twitter account tonight. It's pretty… More »

By: James Rettig / December 4, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2014

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 quick exception for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O, who just released her debut solo album Crush Songs, an album of quiet acoustic home recordings. The video for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2014

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 Koenig on acoustic guitar, O sang the song again and again, sitting on a corner of the stage in a long floral dress, leather motorcycle jacket and killer blue boots. Liste… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 13, 2014

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. It'll compete with U2's "No Ordinary Love," Frozen hit "Let It Go," and Pharrell's "Happy." (The obscure "You Are Not Alone" has been disqualified). And last night,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 11, 2014

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 and Owen Pallett's score for Her. The song was originally written as a duet between Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix's characters in the film, but it's been rerecorded with Ezra… More »

By: James Rettig / February 10, 2014

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 Age with doing the best job I've seen any band do in a while. Last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, the band draped white sheets all over… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2014

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 Award in its own right for Best Original Score; Jonze and Karen O's song from the film, "The Moon Song," also nabbed a Best Original Song nod, so well… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2014

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 Picture?), Chris Hemsworth read the nominations for Best Original Song. One of those nominees was Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O, whose solo track "The Moon Song" wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2013

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 from a warehouse in New York, attempted to capture the madcap spirit of early MTV and only occasionally succeeded -- and if success means a lot of eyeballs o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2013

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 Awards are going down this evening live from New York's Pier 36. Reggie Watts and Jason Schwartzman will host (crossing my fingers for an original-lineup Phantom Planet reunion), and Spike… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2013

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 way more sense than, say, the continued existence of the MTV Video Music Awards. And this fall, the website will kick off its first-ever annual awards show. As BillboardMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2013

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. Jonze is about to unveil his next film -- Her, with Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with a computer -- and Karen has written a song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2013

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 Twitter) and its supposed name, news has broken that Arcade Fire has also scored the newest Spike Jonze film, Her, which hits theaters this November. More »

By: Elliah Heifetz / August 7, 2013

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 Fire's "The Suburbs." If you were reading music blogs around the time that video dropped, then many of the Pop-Up Video fun facts will be familiar, but not all of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 9, 2012

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 yet I only heard about her when my friend Brandon first pointed out her YouTubes have in excess of 1.5MM views. She's collaborated with Spike Jonze before --… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 31, 2011
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