Starting in the summer of 2009, Southern Souls began by capturing unique performances by musicians that call southern Ontario home. Seeing musicians play in the places that they live and breathe, places they themselves have chosen—in the street, in a store, in a kitchen or bedroom—is almost a homecoming for the music itself, returning it to the places in which it started. [more inside]
posted by purephase
on Apr 30, 2011 -
What we do is what we do.
The brand new DEVO video takes the crowd-sourcing/focus-grouping element of their album Something For Everybody
to the music video world. It's a 360-degree video where the user can control the camera. (For the lazy among us, there's also a "random" button that moves from shot to shot.) The link also includes a brief interview with DEVO co-founder/video co-director Gerald V. Casale.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me
on Apr 19, 2011 -
Four weeks ago, the video for Radiohead's Lotus Flower
went up on YouTube. It's a simple thing, black and white, starting off with a silhouetted dancer who turns out to be Thom Yorke. The formerly "very shy and uncertain
" fellow has since turned into a back-up dancer for Beyonce
, makes Window Licker a bit less creepy
*, and is a dancing queen
. There's a step-by-step graphic break-down of Thom's dance
(descriptions in French, auto-translated by Babelfish
and alternate descriotion in English
), a detailed break-down of Yorke's influences
, a tumblr of 150 dancing Thom video edits and mash-ups
, and a Know Your Meme page
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Mar 9, 2011 -
Considering Jonathan Coulton's lyric-writing, any text-based video of one of his songs is going to be good. But when graphic artist Jarrett Heather committed acts of "kinetic typography" to the ode to suburbia "Shop Vac"
, he made a SLYT that deserves multiple viewings.
posted by oneswellfoop
on Dec 1, 2010 -
Though the sets and music are pure golden-age horror, the villagers are coded as ’50s sitcom types, bland exemplars of suburban uptightitude. Their ranks include a young Mos Def, though he’s seldom called upon to do anything other than act scared of supernatural goings-on in a manner that would cause even Stepin Fetchit’s ghost to say “For God’s sake, man, show some dignity.”
Just in time for Halloween, the AV Club series My Year of Flops
unearths the Stephen King-written, Stan Winston-directed Michael Jackson's Ghosts
posted by Horace Rumpole
on Oct 27, 2010 -
first album was so deeply 'World Musicky'
you'd be forgiven if you thought they were from Kathmandu or Uzbekistan rather than Brooklyn. Their second album is somewhat more accessible, but their videos...well, "Ambling Alp"
is full of people without clothes (semi-blurred NSFW
ness!) or without faces or made of clay or liquid metal, and "O.N.E."
is a visit to a sci-fi rave and a game of tetra-dimensional-backgammon with a CGI morphing dude. But their newest, "Madder Red"
features Veronica Mars' Kristen Bell and her pet... uh... welll... WTF IS
posted by oneswellfoop
on Aug 19, 2010 -
, the latest music video endeavor from rock group OK Go, was choreographed and filmed at widely-varying framerates, producing a hypnotic viewing experience. [SLYT] [more inside]
posted by knave
on Jun 16, 2010 -
for their song Tiger is a voyage through some vintage 80's scifi.
posted by euphorb
on May 14, 2010 -