Because we still care about music videos, and we think you should too, each month we’ll be bringing you our five favorites from the previous 30 days. In our first installment, we find murder, intrigue, robots, broken furniture, and the Japanese. Please enjoy:
5. Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill
Just one man fewer between you and Alexis Krauss
4. Deerhoof – Super Duper Rescue Heads!
It doesn’t take a genius to tell that the Japanese were involved in the making of this video.
3. No Age – Fever Dreaming
Directed by Patrick Daughters, creator of such recent music video successes as “1, 2, 3, 4” and “Maps,” this video depicts what unfolds when the 2nd law of thermodynamics is unleashed on an Ikea showroom.
2. Times New Viking – No Room To Live
“Each frame printed from real video, then hand drawn, colored, or decorated and put back together. Nearly 3,000 individual frames, completed by around 40 artists from Columbus, Ohio and elsewhere.” Pretty cool.
1. She & Him – Don’t Look Back
An early contender for video of the year, this video has everything you could possibly ask for: anachronisms, pretty girls, and references to Orpheus.