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Kool A.D. – “Jaleel White” Video

Earlier this year, the former Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. released two solo mixtapes, 63 and 19, on the same day. And in the new Weird Days-directed video for the 19 track “Jaleel White” — named for the guy who played Urkel on Family Matters — Kool A.D. does nothing but lie on a floor… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2013 - 11:48 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I can’t imagine any of the artists on this week’s list had huge budgets to play around. Even Santigold, the one who could’ve presumably commanded a small pile of money to make a video, ended up doing something quick and homemade instead. So consider these to be five ways to stretch dollars while actually making… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013 - 10:05 am

Santigold – “Girls” Video

HBO’s Girls had a huge night last night. Its second season debuted with a pretty great episode. And over on another channel, it also won the Golden Globe for Best TV Show – Comedy, and creator/showrunner/star Lena Dunham took home Best TV Actress – Comedy or Musical, beating out hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Lemonade – “Neptune” Video (NSFW)

In March, Brooklyn’s Lemonade gave us the sterling “Neptune,” as well as some remixes a little later on, and now the group’s come through with a clip to match. It’s a pretty thing awash in cerulean tints and skin, featuring many close-ups on Lemonade lead singer Callan Clendenin, who’s doing some major league yearning. House… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 17, 2012 - 10:49 am

Beenie Man – “Rock The World” Video

Up until now, the Brooklyn directing team Weird Days has mostly been responsible for instant-classic indie clips like Das Racist’s “Michael Jackson” and Real Estate’s “It’s Real.” But they’ve somehow ended up being partly responsible for “Rock The World,” the latest from Jamaican dancehall superstar Beenie Man. Weird Days and co-director Stephen K. Schuster depict… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2012 - 2:13 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

My two favorite music videos this week were slow, lyrical depictions of combat sports full of squalid shots of slovenly audience members and slow-motion images of gladiators at work. So, a note to music-video directors: Make more slow, lyrical depictions of combat sports. It’s always awesome. Click below for this week’s list. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2012 - 12:15 pm

The Jameses – “5th Dimension” Video

Though music isn’t as location-driven as it once was — which is, you know, sort of the thematic undercurrent of our Area Codes series — Florida-bred psych rockers the Jameses hold it down for their weird, sun-faded state of Florida. While the video for “5th Dimension” is a literal pastiche of Florida culture, the song… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 29, 2011 - 2:35 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey, no new Beyoncé video this week! Actually, this week’s list is pretty much entirely comprised of inventively low-budget indie rock videos (or, in a couple of cases, indie-dance videos that might as well be indie rock). They’ve got plots and costumes and ideas, and at least a couple of them were probably released right… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2011 - 5:11 pm

Real Estate – “It’s Real” Video

It’s Real” is one of Real Estate’s best tracks from Album Of The Week alum Days, so it’s fitting that the song’s equally great video maintains the same cheery, upbeat attitude. Oh, and there are like, a dozen dogs in the video, hanging out and starring in home movies. Several are wearing bowties. Bowties! Thi… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 4, 2011 - 10:50 am

Das Racist – “Michael Jackson” Video

Local video clique Weird Days directs this lurid clip for Das Racist’s “Michael Jackson” that’s almost as reference-heavy as your average Das Racist song. The things touched on: the Last Supper, The Simpsons, the Chris Farley Chippendales SNL skit (Heems and Victor re-enact that one), and a “Black And White” style montage featuring the morphing… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 9, 2011 - 9:27 am

Das Racist – “Ek Shaneesh” Video

Back on the day the internet was ruled by DR’s funny Nintendo-NES mashup “Who’s That? Brooown!” video, which, much like Das Racist’s culture vulture/nature nurture pop-referential rap schemes, was perfectly calibrated for dominion over blogspot proprietors and the A.D.H.D. minds they feed, casual acquaintances of the Shut Up, Dude mixtape learned how important hypeman/spirit guru… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2010 - 4:42 pm