Sunday, July 12, 2009

Videos of the Week

Yes, yes I know. I have been bad. I have not posted in ages. I've been trying, but I have been working two jobs and putting in 16 hour days, so there is little time to do the normal things in my existence let alone post on here. I will try to do a little better. Here is a smattering of the videos that caught my attention this week.

Scott Thompson as Buddy Cole never fails to brighten my day. His monologues are hysterical. Here is a funny one talking about dinosaurs. "Get extinct!"

Crystal Castles can best be described as atari punk. Over harsh beats and video game bloops and bleeps, the duo create some of the most haunting music. Here is the video for one of my favorite songs off their debut called "Courtship Dating."

The Twilight Sad's new cd is my most eagerly anticipated release of the year. On the basis of this single and a couple of other new songs, I don't think I will be disappointed. "I Became A Prostitute" doesn't mess with their quiet/loud dynamic and pairs it with an achingly sad video.

Remixed version of "One More Chance" from Bloc Party. Interesting house music vibe.

One of the best dance tracks of all time. Has a great beat that builds and builds. Song has multiple meanings. More directly it is about getting lost in the music on a dance floor, and the deeper meaning is about a person getting caught up in the dance music drug culture and losing all control.

Antony and the Johnson's live staple, a cover of Beyonce's "Crazy in Love." He really brings out the raw emotion of the song. His voice is pure heaven.

New single from Holy Ghost! A shot for shot remake of the New Order video for Confusion, right down to a cameo by remix legend Arthur Baker.

Haunting video for the Moby song "Shot in the Back of the Head," directed by his good friend David Lynch. This is a very strong instrumental track off of Moby's latest cd, Wait for Me. I will be posting a review of the cd this week. It is one of the most moving cd's I have heard in awhile and is a strong return to form for Moby.

Nine Inch Nails at Bonnaroo, performing a cover of Joy Divison's classic "Dead Souls."

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