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Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

Right now, our busiest comments section is a heated debate over whether a white lady is racist for dancing with black men in her music video and then being defensive about it. That is how indie rock, and every other form of media, works in 2014. You get used to it, I guess. Here’s what… More »

Earlier today, I posted a bigass list of my favorite music videos of the year. That should honestly be enough to keep your optic nerves crammed full for the day. But if you’re done with it, or you’re somehow low on viewing options this weekend, please note that plenty of other good music videos came… More »

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Listen To Yo La Tengo On The Best Show

Yesterday, eternal Hoboken indie deities Yo La Tengo announced the impending release of their new album Stuff Like That There, a collection of covers. They…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2015 - 11:42 am

Real Estate – “Crime” Video (Feat. Andy Daly & Nick Kroll)

Real Estate previously worked with New Jersey underground-comedy overlord Tom Scharpling on their "Easy" video, and now Scharpling is back to direct their new video…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2014 - 9:35 am

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Abracadabralifornia” Just Won The Super Bowl

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to join Bruno Mars at this year's Super Bowl halftime show, and this seems like the best reason…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Hear Jim James, Tim Harrington, Honus Honus, A Bunch Of Comedians, Colt Cabana, And Lil Bub Cover “The Super Bowl Shuffle”

In 1985, the Chicago Bears, on their way to a Super Bowl victory, assembled to record a ridiculous primitive rap song called "The Super Bowl
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Kurt Vile – “KV Crimes” Video

Kurt Vile has already pulled off the near-impossibly feat of making a Philadelphia accent sound cool, and now he seems determined to do the same…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2013 - 10:57 am

Philly Gets A Kurt Vile Parade This Weekend

Philadelphia does love a parade and this weekend they will extend their streets with open arms to their indie rock son Kurt Vile for a…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 26, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Watch Long-Lost Postal Service Audition Footage

The Postal Service has never exactly been a wellspring of comedy, but they did have the good sense to recruit Tom Scharpling, who is extremely…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2013 - 11:44 am

Ben Gibbard – “Teardrop Windows” Video

In his short but prolific video-directing career, Tom Scharpling has yet to make a bad video. His latest burst of inspiration comes in the form…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2012 - 1:44 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Nice job this week, video directors! There were definitely too many good videos this week. I don't know how I didn't manage to find room…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Nude Beach – “Some Kinda Love” Video (Dir. Tom Scharpling)

Best Videos Of The Week mainstay Tom Scharpling writes and directs the new clip for Nude Beach's hook-laden "Some Kinda Love," where a silent narrator…
Corban Goble | October 24, 2012 - 12:31 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

So this was a ridiculously great week for videos -- great enough, even, that G-Dragon released yet another perfectly absurd slice of cartoonish awesomeness, one…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2012 - 11:49 am

Aimee Mann – “Labrador” Video (Feat. Jon Hamm & Jon Wurster)

Last month, Tom Scharpling directed Aimee Mann's "Charmer" video, with Laura Linney as a robotic Aimee Mann doppelganger. That was great. This, somehow, is even…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2012 - 11:39 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week saw a serious abundance of straight-up fun, ridiculous videos -- four-minute blasts of joy that didn't take themselves the tiniest bit seriously. I'll…
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Aimee Mann – “Charmer” Video (Feat. Laura Linney)

Aimee Mann's new video for "Charmer" deals fearlessly with an issue that so many of us face: What happens when you hire a robot double…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2012 - 3:19 pm

Watch Ted Leo Play A Really Awesome Chris Gethard Show

The comedian Chris Gethard, most recently known around these parts as an illiterate, felonious Real Estate street teamer, hosts an absurd and delightful variety show…
Amrit Singh | February 27, 2012 - 3:42 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Vacation, it would seem, is finally over. For the first time in a few weeks, it was actually a bit of a chore to narrow…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Real Estate – “Easy” Video

The band Real Estate have an album called Days out on Domino records. You will know this very clearly after watching the Tom Scharpling-directed video…
Amrit Singh | January 10, 2012 - 9:55 am