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VIDEODRONE: ‘Cause we all miss music videos

In Art Consortium on August 18, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Welcome to VIDEODRONE, where I won’t ask you to get your body parts sucked into an uncomfortable television orifice, but will simply toss you 3 music videos I’ve been watching this week.

Here is A Place to Bury Strangers’ latest single “I Lived My Life,” one of the better tracks on their second full-length, Exploding Head. Though I’ve publicly declared my love for APTBS (read my SPIN Artist of the Day from ’07), it’s tough to follow up all the noise from a debut which got them the “loudest band in New York” title. Enjoy an abundance of double exposures and lens flares from footage filmed at the APTBS Heaven gig in London (could it be the same gay dance club I remember going to in 2005?). Directed by Ben Crook, Sian Alice Group’s guitarist.

In order to quell a recent obsession with my new favorite art-pop-rock foursome Wild Beasts, here’s a video from their early days, where frontman Hayden Thorpe was sporting an unflattering handlebar stache. Here is “Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants” off 2008’s Limbo, Panto. The art style reminds me of early 2000s Radiohead music vids. Don’t get too dizzy–the whole video is an Escher “Droste Effect.” Directed by OneInThree.

And lastly we have Yeasayer’s latest “Madder Red,” a meditative tonic on the otherwise tribal Odd Blood, directed by Andreas Nilsson (MGMT, Fever Ray, Moby, José González). Be warned: the video stars Kristen Bell (meh, Sarah Marshall) and a potato/alien/E.T. pet. You tell me.