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2017 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

In this space in past years, I've usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It's a variation of the auteur theory, as…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2017 - 11:23 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2013 - 9:35 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Amrit Singh | December 14, 2012 - 4:54 pm

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SSION – “At Least The Sky Is Blue (Johnny Jewel’s Moody Midnight Mix)” (Feat. Ariel Pink)

Next month, the longtime Kansas City DIY-pop experimenter Cody Critcheloe, who records as SSION, will return with O, his first album in seven years. Today,…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2018 - 9:37 am

SSION – “At Least The Sky Is Blue” (Feat. Ariel Pink) Video

Cody Critcheloe is the longtime mastermind between the skewed, idiosyncratic Kansas City DIY pop project SSION. In more recent years, he's also become one of…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2018 - 10:10 am

SSION – “At Least The Sky Is Blue” (Feat. Ariel Pink)

For a very long time, SSION mastermind Cody Critcheloe and Ariel Pink have been traveling vaguely parallel paths in the world of DIY underground pop…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2018 - 9:50 am

SSION – “Big As I Can Dream” (Roy Orbison Cover)

In 1962, the little-remembered songwriter Kris Jensen released a gorgeously shimmery pop single called "Big As I Can Dream," about building a live out of…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2018 - 10:06 am

SSION – “Comeback” Video

For years, the Kansas City art-pop project SSION made videos that nobody else on the DIY underground could match. In recent years, the project has…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2017 - 9:11 am

Lower Dens – “Real Thing” Video

Lower Dens' most recent LP, Escape From Evil, came out back in 2015, and during its rollout we saw a few excellent videos to accompany…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 12, 2016 - 10:46 am

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique – “Love Is Free” (Feat. Maluca) Video

There's so many moving parts to Robyn's new video for her La Bagatelle Magique project's track "Love Is Free" that I'm not really exactly what's
James Rettig | December 2, 2015 - 9:45 am

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
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