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Obviously, the best music-related video of the past seven days is the yelling goats remix of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and the second best is Wale attempting to fight a Toronto Raptors announcer during a game. Neither of these, however, is an actual music video, so I had to pick five others. More »

This is a mournful moment, given the heartbreaking news coming from Connecticut. And while there are far better uses of your time and bandwidth right now —, for instance — this here is what we do. We watch videos all week, and then decide which ones we like best, and then we recap them. More »

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Lower Dens – “To Die In L.A.” Video

Los Angeles is a city like a poisoned apple. Glistening skin and supple, attractive colors cloak the rotting fruit that lurks beneath the surface. I…
Caitlin White | February 18, 2015 - 11:21 am

SSION – “High” Video

Kansas City glam electro-pop band/performance artists SSION (fronted by Cody Critcheloe) made our 5 Best Videos Of The Week list last December for the bizarre…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 20, 2013 - 2:50 pm

SSION – “Psy-Chic” Video

Over the years, KC genre (and gender) experimenter Cody Crichteloe aka SSION has amassed some impressive video directing/producing credits -- for the likes of Santigold…
Amrit Singh | December 11, 2012 - 3:50 pm

SSION – “Feelz Good Forever” Video

Kansas City glam freak SSION has been on an incredibly bizarre video tear lately, turning his videos into suburban weirdo operas. The latest, for "Feelz…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2012 - 3:46 pm

SSION – “Earthquake” Video

In their video for "Earthquake," Kansas City dance-pop performance-art freaks SSION depict their hometown as a suburban sprawl with a surprisingly high per capita number…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2012 - 4:30 pm

SSION – “My Love Grows In The Dark” Video

High-concept KC multimedia artist SSION -- AKA Cody Critcheloe -- will put out a new record this summer called Bent. Recently, he dropped a video…
Corban Goble | March 1, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Santigold – “Big Mouth”

This week Santigold played a pair of sold-out shows at Music Hall Of Williamsburg as a way of trumpeting her long-awaited return to the fore.
Amrit Singh | January 18, 2012 - 11:34 am

New Ssion Video – “Credit In The Straight World”

Hole gave it a good spin, and that was nice and all, but this video confirms Ssion's as the gayest and greatest cover of Young
Amrit Singh | October 7, 2008 - 3:07 pm

New Ssion Video – “A Wolves Eye” (Stereogum Premiere)

A slab of Ssion is always a great way to the end the day, so let's get into it. Ssion man Cody Critcheloe remains busy:…
Amrit Singh | August 19, 2008 - 5:00 pm

New Ssion Video – “Day Job”

It wasn't too long ago that stylishly mustached and beauty-marked Ssion frontman Cody Critcheloe was giving his cross-dressing mom a punk makeover (face licking, powder,…
brandon | April 9, 2008 - 11:14 am

New Ssion Video – “Ah-Ma”

We last heard from the Glass Candy remixing Ssion frontman Cody Critcheloe when he directed Tilly & The Wall's "Beat Control" video with fellow Kansa…
brandon | March 21, 2008 - 10:04 am

New Ssion – “Clowns (Glass Candy Remix)”

In the past when we talk Italo-disco, we’re usually in the realm of Sally Shapiro … though she’s from Sweden. Ssion’s from Kansas City, and…
Stereogum | January 8, 2008 - 6:02 pm