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The Best Videos Of 2011 (So Far)

Today's my last day at Stereogum, so instead of the best videos of this week, I'm posting the best videos of the year so far.
jessica | June 17, 2011 - 5:09 pm

Arcade Fire Rearrange “Sprawl II” & “We Used To Wait”

Arcade Fire visited Chicago public radio station WBEZ to play some new arrangements of The Suburbs standouts "Sprawl II" and "We Used To Wait." The…
jessica | June 16, 2011 - 4:54 pm

Wild Beasts – “Loop The Loop”

You've probably heard Smother by now, and read about some of the songs that inspired it. "Loop The Loop"'s one of the best songs on…
jessica | June 16, 2011 - 3:45 pm

Matt & Kim – “Block After Block” Video

Matt and Kim once again tackle New York City in their video for "Block After Block." They set up flash performances in Chinatown, in a…
jessica | June 16, 2011 - 1:54 pm

Pink Mountaintops – “Through All The Worry” Video

Director Rob Leickner's movie Everything Louder Than Everything Else follows a woman who owns a Vancouver recording studio. Pink Mountaintops play a band called Metal…
jessica | June 16, 2011 - 11:52 am

Twin Shadow Does “Tyrant Destroyed” Live @ RAD Studio

This moody black, white, and neon Twin Shadow performance comes from a new series featuring bands playing at RAD Studio in Bushwick. The effects in…
jessica | June 16, 2011 - 10:27 am

Damian Abraham’s Arcade Fire Doc

Fucked Up's Damian Abraham is a blogger and host for MuchMusic's The Wedge. He sat down with Arcade Fire's Win and Will Butler for this…
jessica | June 15, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Givers Make TV Debut On Fallon

BTW Givers brought the buoyant "Up Up Up" to Late Night last night and made their TV debut in the process. Givers were there to…
jessica | June 14, 2011 - 4:07 pm

Behind The Video: Justice “Civilization”

The Creators Project has an interview with French director Edouard Salier, where he talks about the labor-intensive process of creating Justice's "Civilization" video. That's the…
jessica | June 14, 2011 - 9:58 am

Ted Leo – “The Little Smug Supper Club” Live Video

Mac case company Incase sponsors this series of acoustic performances, which includes sessions from High Places, Puro Instinct, and Abe Vigoda. This new one from…
jessica | June 13, 2011 - 6:01 pm


Wayne Coyne’s 13 Favorite Albums

The Quietus spoke with Wayne Coyne about some of his favorite albums, from well-produced recent LPs to childhood favorites that still influence The Flaming Lips.
jessica | June 13, 2011 - 4:36 pm

Frightened Rabbit – “Scottish Wind”

RockNess is an annual Scottish Music Festival that takes place on the banks of the Loch Ness. They host both local and foreign bands (last…
jessica | June 13, 2011 - 10:14 am

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The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we've got new videos from Hooray For Earth, Broken Social Scene, Tyler, The Creator, and White Lies. I included the Calling All Cars…
jessica | June 10, 2011 - 5:41 pm

Computer Magic – “The End Of Time” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

A lot's happened with BTW Computer Magic, aka Danielle (aka Danz), since we wrote about her back in September. Since then she's released a ton…
jessica | June 10, 2011 - 3:59 pm

Bright Eyes – “Jejune Stars” Video

The platitude-filled "Jejune Stars," from Bright Eyes' latest album The People's Key, gets a video full of fireworks and sparklers. Conor Oberst's band plays in…
jessica | June 9, 2011 - 5:38 pm

Comments from jessica

Had that one in last week's best videos!
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June 11, 2011 on The 8 Best Videos Of The Week
The band started in Vancouver: I will change the phrasing to say "Montreal based."
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April 18, 2011 on Paper Bag Artists Cover Madonna True Blue
I saw this on the Record Store Day Facebook: "Record Store Day Hey guys, the Radiohead Record Store Day piece that Pitchfork and others are talking about today is a UK-ONLY release. Took us by surprise too, those sneaky Radiohead fellas!"
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March 30, 2011 on The 11 Most Interesting Record Store Day Releases
He always looks worn out, but don't you think he's kept his baby face?
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March 25, 2011 on The Strokes Get “Taken For A Fool” On Letterman
I did remember your avatar! I was hoping you would comment.
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March 23, 2011 on MSGVarsity Rips Off Unicorns
Yeah, most of the songs are excellent choices, I just thought including Tubthumping was funny. I do like that Baths covered the video version and focused on the verses, which are excellent but get forgotten because people love that crescendo so much.
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March 23, 2011 on Baths Cover LCD Soundsystem
I change it (and put a copy editor line through the old one). I tried to do a Progress Report with Jens Lekman a while back but he hadn't started writing yet. That was two years ago, though. Might be time to try again.
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March 22, 2011 on Watch Jens Lekman Perform New Songs At Read And Shout
These are new songs but not the first performances ever. And I think this may be the best they've been recorded (I couldn't find them elsewhere online).
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March 22, 2011 on Watch Jens Lekman Perform New Songs At Read And Shout
It was mentioned by a few artists! I had to edit all the statements a bit, but I'll add the embed because it's worth including. Here are some words from Jody Stephens on "Blue Moon" and his favorite recording moments: “Blue Moon” and “Night Time” and “Thank You Friends”... there are some great, extraordinary moments. I’ll pick “Blue Moon” because I don’t think I did anything on it. Just a beautiful song. And again, the songs are always what I appreciated. At the time my perspective of listening to it was different, it was just wacky to the point of "How could anybody appreciate this wackiness?" In retrospect, in putting that behind me and just listening to the record and what it is, it’s a pretty brilliant revelation of where Alex was at the time.
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March 17, 2011 on Alex Chilton Remembered, One Year After His Death
I think you're right! It's been a while since I've seen the episode.
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March 10, 2011 on The National – “Conversation 16″ Video (Feat. Mad Men’s John Slattery)
It was the American Skins. I thought it was a nice nod to the UK show. Here's a video thing about the Northern Soul dance scene:
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February 28, 2011 on The 8 Best Videos Of The Week
It's from the K-Holes video.
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February 28, 2011 on The 8 Best Videos Of The Week
I'm sure he's been asked to do a ton of TV scoring and theme songs, so maybe if the right AMC/HBO show or episode of Two And A Half Men came along he could get his Emmy that way.
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February 28, 2011 on Watch Trent Reznor’s Oscar Acceptance Speech
Cool, thanks. I'll update!
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February 23, 2011 on Inaugural Governors Ball Coming To NYC
Thanks for the reminder. Changed!
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February 18, 2011 on The King Of Limbs Comment Party
Once again:
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February 18, 2011 on Radiohead – “Lotus Flower” Video
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February 18, 2011 on The King Of Limbs Comment Party