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Why did everyone release their darkest and most fucked vidoes this week? Is it just too cold for some fun, sunny music videos? Are we experiencing a collective dark night of the soul? Or is it just fun to put blood in videos? Our especially grim picks for the week are below. More »

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Jenny Hval – “That Battle Is Over” Video

That Battle Is Over” is the incisive experimentalist Jenny Hval’s sad, beautiful song about captialism’s total and ultimate triumph over all of us. Its new video, from director Zia Anger, definitely feels like an elegy for something. The video floats by in a dreamlike trance, with Hval and a series of other women (including former… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2015 - 10:27 am

Elvis Perkins – “Hogus Pogus” Video

The no-longer-in-Dearland Elvis Perkins has a new solo album called I Aubade coming out next month, and he’s just shared the video for “Hogus Pogus,” its quirk-driven solo-acoustic lead single. The clip consists almost entirely of ancient-looking black-and-white footage of a rugged French outdoorsman named Arnaud Cornillon. It also has subtitles, for some reason. Perki… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Strand Of Oaks – “Shut In” Video

Strand Of Oaks’ HEAL single “Shut In” is about Timothy Showalter’s battle to break free of addiction, depression, and other assorted damage. Zia Anger’s video plays off the source material in a way that’s zany yet still moving, casting Showalter as an actual shut-in interviewed by a mock 60 Minutes-style news magazine program. Watch it. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 11, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Angel Olsen – “Forgiven/Forgotten” Video

When Chicago singer/songwriter Angel Olsen announced her upcoming album Burn Your Fire For No Witness last month, it was accompanied by lead single “Forgiven/Forgotten,” which Tom noted was “a juiced-up two-minute rock song that’s about 1000% more muscular than anything on Half Way Home,” Olsen’s skeletal 2012 breakthrough. Now that song has a video by… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 5, 2013 - 11:07 am

Watch Angel Olsen’s 16MM Videos For “Tiniest Seed” & “Sweet Dreams”

The Chicago folksinger Angel Olsen released one of last year’s great sleeper albums in Half Way Home — an LP that some of us are only just starting to appreciate now. And now she’s teamed up with her friends Sterling Hunter, Ashley Connor, and Zia Anger to make a pair of dizzily evocative new videos,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 3, 2013 - 12:35 pm