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Damon Albarn – Exclusive Video Premiere

Article: Damon Albarn – Exclusive Video Premiere

Watch the EXCLUSIVE video premiere of Damon Albarn’s ‘Everyday Robots.” Directed by Aitor Throup. Pre-order the album here.

Watch: Exclusive premiere of Fiona Apple's new video EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

Article: Watch: Exclusive premiere of Fiona Apple's new video EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

Fiona Apple’s first album since 2005 drops on June 19th and to say we’re excited is an understatement. You can preorder “The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do” (or as I’ll call it from here on in, “The Idler…

WATCH: A sneak peek at Fiona Apple's new video EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

Article: WATCH: A sneak peek at Fiona Apple's new video EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

Fiona Apple has a new album coming out on June 19th (

This week’s top five trending videos: stars the best-worst dancer ever

Article: This week’s top five trending videos: stars the best-worst dancer ever

As I’ve said before, you can’t fail with a cute animal as your opening act on the Internet. Regular readers should know my dog-centric preferences in this regards, but this week’s lead in the number five slot stars the otter, our favorite floating-on-their-back creature. Otters previously went virally popular for the fact they hold hands in the water to prevent each other from floating away in rough waters (cue the “awww’s”).

Tori Amos' 'Night of Hunters' music video premiere

Article: Tori Amos' 'Night of Hunters' music video premiere

On September 20th, platinum-selling singer-songwriter Tori Amos made her classical label debut with Night of Hunters (Deutsche Grammophon), a 21st century song cycle that draws on themes from Satie, Granados, Chopin and other great composers from the last 400 years. It’s her twelfth studio album, and her first exclusively involving acoustic instruments. The songs are arranged for string quartet and flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bassoon and contrabassoon in various formations…

Fifty no-handed bike moves

Article: Fifty no-handed bike moves

“Golden Tree” by Martin Brooks from Ninian Doff on Vimeo.

A part of me sincerely believes that my life will be an utter failure if I never learn how to ride my bike without using my hands. I’ve practiced on and off since my youth, but fear of crashing and ruining my beautiful face overtakes the urge to ride sans hands. When I ride my bike up and down the West Side bike path in Manhattan, I burn with jealousy at my fellow New Yorkers who flaunt their no-hands bike riding ability…

Alternative music video for "Otis"

Article: Alternative music video for "Otis"

OTIS video from j lowe on Vimeo.

Last Thursday Jay Z and Kanye released the highly anticipated music video for the single “Otis” from their new collaborative album Watch the Throne (listen to the stream of the full album here). The video featuring the requisite models and a custom Maybach predictably mirrors the two rappers’ lifestyle of, to quote Thorstein Veblen (and my high school economics teacher would be so proud of me for remembering this), “conspicuous consumption.”

As a guilty pleasure it’s enjoyable, but I’m much more partial to the above alternative music video created by Justin Lowe, that stars two of my favorite childhood characters from the THE ADVENTURES OF MILO AND OTIS (nostalgic high five to those of you old enough to remember this awesome movie). But even if you’re not familiar with it, The Internet should still love this alt music video because it has one thing that The Internet apparently can’t get enough of: Cats.

Hey you! What song are you listening to?

Article: Hey you! What song are you listening to?

Tyler Cullen stops random Manhattan pedestrians lost in their headphones and asks them what song they’re listening to in this video. Conclusion: appearance is not always an indicator of musical taste.

Kanye music video animated with home-made GIFs

Article: Kanye music video animated with home-made GIFs

KANYE WEST Power (Unofficial) from WE ARE FROM L.A on Vimeo. This music video for Kanye West’s “Power” by We Are From LA created with home-made animated GIF images is genius! I predict this “organic” and “grassroots” technique will be “borrowed” by a creative director for a commercial coming soon to you.

Death Cab video by Shepard Fairey

Article: Death Cab video by Shepard Fairey

Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer reached out to the now-notable street artist and designer Shepard Fairey about creating a music video for their song “Home is a Fire.” The video piece above is the result, which unsurprisingly utilizes the artistic medium for which Shep is most well known for, and he explains the…

Student music video trains peers on recycling

Article: Student music video trains peers on recycling


Ever get frustrated when you see someone throwing away a recyclable item… right next to a recycling bin? Or throw a recyclable item in the wrong container? High school junior CJ Joseph certainly has, and has played the role of “recycling police” (or “recycling nazi” if you prefer) at Queens’ The Renaissance Charter School: “If I see somebody I’m like, ‘You’re throwing that out in the wrong bin. Follow the signs people! I know you’ve heard it: Papers go in the blue (bins), and bottles in the green.”

But as many of us have learned, badgering only gets you so far… so CJ decided to apply her other passion, music, to her recycling fervor, and wrote the song “R to the E to the Cycle.” If you read the lyrics, you’ll see they’re not much different from her “recycling police” instructions… but definitely more catchy!

Music video starring exploding cakes

Article: Music video starring exploding cakes

To wake you up this Monday morning, Miles Jay and Derek Blais directed this official new music video for Autoerotique’s the electropop goodness “Turn Up the Volume” starring exploding cakes. Get those fist pumps in the air!

120 film titles, 30 friends, one-shot music video

Article: 120 film titles, 30 friends, one-shot music video

Rapper T.Shirt weaves 120 film titles into one cohesive song while wandering through the two-floors of the Angelika, my favorite theater in the City. And this video was also done in one-shot. As his t-shirt says, I think this video is MAD ILL. You can view a list of all the films name dropped in…

Music video: The Limousines, Very Busy People

Article: Music video: The Limousines, Very Busy People

THE LIMOUSINES from Mathieu Wothke on Vimeo. Mathieu Wothke directed and produced this creative music video for The Limousines’ (catchy) song “Very Busy People.” It cleverly incorporates aspects of the multi-window technique seen popularly in Arcade Fire’s recent interactive film “The Wilderness Downtown” and this video for Japanese band Sour that I mentioned here. [Via]

Smells Like Teen Spirit casting call

Article: Smells Like Teen Spirit casting call

From the Internet Archives: the casting call for Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video. I like how inclusive it is (“…preppy, punk, nerd, jock…”).

Music video: Sunlight

Article: Music video: Sunlight

Bag Raiders – ‘Sunlight’ from Modular People on Vimeo. Start the first year of the second decade of the 21st century off on an upbeat musical note with “Sunlight,” an awesome new song and cool music video (starring a Scarlett Johansson lookalike?) by Bag Raiders from their debut, self-titled album. This song, girl, video is…

A semi-alphabetical listing of Black actors with speaking roles on Friends

Article: A semi-alphabetical listing of Black actors with speaking roles on Friends

This rap video helpfully titled “A semi-alphabetical listing of Black actors with speaking roles on Friends” is one of the best video mash-ups I’ve seen this month. To paraphrase a YouTube commenter a version about Asian or Latino actors would be a shorter version.

Astounding Japanese online music "video"

Article: Astounding Japanese online music "video"

In a similar vein to “The Wilderness Downtown” which was a personalized “musical experience made specifically for the browser” in a collaboration between Google, Arcade Fire, and Chris Milk, this online music “video” (in the loosest terms) for Japanese band Sour is equally astounding. The load time is a bit tedious but the pay out…

Watch this: Sesame Street "Whip My Hair" mash up

Article: Watch this: Sesame Street "Whip My Hair" mash up

I was whipping my hair back and forth when I first heard young Willow Smith’s catchy dance “Whip My Hair” some months back. This song blipped back on the radar this week and caused a buzz in the blogosphere when the official music video was released (Bradford posted it here as well). It’s good, but…

"Every Little Step" remake with Mike Tyson and Wayne Brady

Article: "Every Little Step" remake with Mike Tyson and Wayne Brady

Every Little Step with Mike Tyson & Wayne Brady from Mike Tyson Apropos of nothing aside from laughter is this shot-for-shake remake starring Wayne Brady and Mike Tyson of Bobby Brown’s “Every Little Step.” One learning from this music video: for someone so quick and fleet in the ring, Mike Tyson is one terrible dancer.

Dance party song, "Barbra Streisand"

Article: Dance party song, "Barbra Streisand"

“Barbra Streisand” is an amazing dance song and video by D.J. duo Duck Sauce (A-Trak and Van Helden) that captures the love, with some irony and humor, the cool kids have for New York City. Watching it makes me want to put on my Reebok pump kicks, skinny jeans, Opening Ceremony shirt, and head to…

Watch this music video: Zowie's Broken Machine

Article: Watch this music video: Zowie's Broken Machine

Zowie — Broken Machine from Special Problems on Vimeo. I’m backlogged with new music videos that I’ve been meaning to share with all y’all, but I’m trying to rectify that. Lately I’m really liking this new video directed by creative agency Special Problems for Zowie’s indie pop song “Broken Machine.” The music video has a…

Great "Baby Be Mine" cover by Danish duo

Article: Great "Baby Be Mine" cover by Danish duo

I just recently discovered this soulful, sexytime cover of Danish R&B duo Quadron’s cover of Michael Jackson’s “Baby Be Mine.” Their low budget video’s warm and atmospheric visual fits nicely with the song. This effect was created using a Japanese Digital Harinezumi camera.

Finally! The summer jam of 2010 brought to you by Cee-Lo

Article: Finally! The summer jam of 2010 brought to you by Cee-Lo

Although summer is rapidly coming to a close (thanks August rains and chilly evenings for reminding us! Note sarcasm.), Cee-Lo released what might be the summer jam of 2010 that everyone is talking about. Since its release just last Friday, this song is suddenly everywhere.

Music video: Swimsuit girls synchronized dancing. Like!

Article: Music video: Swimsuit girls synchronized dancing. Like!

I’m pretty obsessed right now with Mayer Hawthorne’s new and wondrous music video for his infectious song “Your Easy Lovin Ain’t Pleasin Nothin,” which I haven’t been able to get out of my head. I’d like to thank Jackson Perry & Henry DeMaio, the directors for making a Hype Williams video for the hipster set.…