Queens of the Stone Age recently released an animated short to their new song “Kalopsia” which is defined in the beginning of the short as “a condition where things appear more beautiful than they are.” The visuals follow a monster with glowing eyes behind a happy clown mask frolicking through the street destroying people with one touch. According to Pitchfork, the animated video was directed by UK artist Boneface, who also designed the album’s artwork. (more…)
The crew at New York radio station Hot97 have officially dropped the spoof video that lays the casket in the ground for the widely popular terms “ratchet”, “molly”, “turnup”, “twerk” and “yolo”.
Actor, director and occasional Funny or Die contributor Michael Ratner hallucinates that he’s at a pool party hosted by radio personalities Peter Rosenberg (a.k.a. Lil’ YOLO) and Cipha Sounds (a.k.a Swag Snacks).
The White Mandingos (rapper MURS, hip hop historian Sacha Jenkins and Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains) recently dropped the video for their latest single, “Mandingo Rally” directed by Kellen Dengler.
The video shows frontman MURS walking through the city enacting three extreme stereotypes of black people — one for each verse of the song.
Here’s what he had to say about it:
“Being a backpack/conscious rapper I am often asked my opinion on ‘the state of hip hop’ or the ‘state of the world’ and rarely do I give my personal opinion. Well, this is it, raw, stream of consciousness. The music really dictated the mood. It’s a Bad Brains sample and it simply doesn’t get any rawer than that. And the video is just as raw. And should anyone take offense. Fuck em all”
The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me hits stores on June 11th via Fat Beats Records.
Much like his music, Los Angeles musician Iman Omari’s new visual for the song “Energy” is more about transmitting a feeling than it is about telling a story — and it feels damn good. Simple elements make this video great. A beautiful woman lounges around a smokey apartment while Omari smokes and plays his vintage keyboard.
Check out Iman Omari’s original songs and production catalogue on his soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/imanomari
Brooklyn based producer and former Psychic Ills member Jimy SeiTang has shared a video for “Drift” off of his self-titled debut album Stygian Stride. Trail three criminals through the late-night back streets of Brooklyn as they make their way across town to an abandoned warehouse with plans to crack open a safe. The self-titled Stygian Stride LP is out today on Thrill Jockey.
Ever wonder what the mythical sock thieves look like? According to Los Angeles based media company Corridor Digital, they look exactly like the Cobra Clan from G.I. Joe and are about five inches tall. This video for the song “Wildstyle” by Norwegian dubstep artist Savant shows a routine sock heist foiled by two kittens.
Veteran rocker Bob Mould’s new video for his single “Star Machine” makes light of some serious subjects. Director Jon Glaser shows Mould’s band participating in the “First Annual Bring Your Kids To Work Day” — only thing is, drummer Jon Wurster has just found out his wife wants a divorce. The appropriately tittled Silver Age, is Bob Mould’s tenth studio album, and is available now via Merge.
I love when collaborations like this happen! Animator Adam Fuchs and producer Flying Lotus create a one and a half minute audio-visual experience to celebrate Moog’s new analog keyboard. FlyLo was handed a prototype of the Moog Sub Phattymonths before its official release, which he used to craft “Such a Square.” Moog synthesizers are legendary for their pure, bubbling sound. This new toy sounds like a more aggressive version of the Little Phatty, which already rattles trunks.
“Picture Frank Ocean with woman parts. Now picture The Weeknd impregnating Frank with a little bundle of hipster joy. Now imagine that baby was raised by Childish Gambino. Can’t see it happening? Watch Toro Y Moi’s video for “So Many Details” and it will all come together for you.” – Zakiya Jackson (AllDayPlay.fm)
All jokes aside, the video for Toro Y Moi’s “So Many Details” is a stylishly warm contrast to the cold winter season. His new album “Anything In Return” drops January 22 on Carpark Records.
Indie pop duo Shadows On Stars revisited their self titled debut album with a visual accompaniment to the track, “When It Builds.” In director David Helman’s interpretation, a little gir stumbles upon a very stylish masquerade tea champagne party in the woods. Gliding shots of the party-goers in the forest really compliment both vibrant and tranquil qualities in the tune.