Top new music videos: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Brendan Benson + Shia’s LaBeef

June 25, 2012 in Alternative, Americana, Disco, Electro, Electronic, Experimental, Folk, Gypsy, Instrumental, New Wave, Pop, Rock, Top 2012, World Music by Rex

Sigur Rós – “Fjögur Píanó” {Instrumental} (NSFW)

Thanks to the latest music video from the band’s “Mystery Film Experiment” series, you’ll never be able to watch Transformers the same way again. Even though the star of this video is actor Shia Labeouf, believe it or not the real star is actually the beautiful butterfly…oh who am I kidding, we all know it’s Shia’s hairy peen.

Baio – “Sunburn Modern” {Instrumental/World Music}

Chris Baio (AKA the bassist of Vampire Weekend) has just revealed the first single off his three-track solo EP Sunburn, and its video documents the trials and tribulations of an everyday mannequin as she struggles to find a place in the real world; (mannequins are real people too yo).

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “Everybody’s On The Run” {Pop/Rock}

I don’t know what disgusted me more: The fact that actress Mischa Barton stars in this music video or the fact that I had to watch her “act” in leopard print bra. Nevertheless it’s great to see that Noel isn’t taking the back seat to Liam’s ego any more.

SSION – “Earthquake” {Electronic/Pop}

Shot in the band’s hometown of Kansas City, this music video is described as a coming-of-age love story between an “enigmatic instigator and an alien-brother-lover;” (okay then).  The track is off the band’s forthcoming album Bent which is set for release on September 18th.

Emil Friis – “Sand in Your Eyes” {Folk/Americana}

He may be Danish but Emil Friis definitely knows how to channel a mean Americana vibe. The video was directed and edited by Niels Buchholzer, and the track is off Friis’ forthcoming album which is expected to be released sometime this fall.

Brendan Benson – “Pretty Baby” {Alternative Rock}

Get ready to nurse those nasty Raconteurs withdrawals, because Brendan Benson has just revealed the first single off his solo album What Kind of World which was released under his own label Readymade Records. The video was directed by Young Hines (who is also on Readymade’s roster) and both acts are currently touring together as well; (more info here).

Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds” {New Wave}

This mini B-movie of a music video actually made its debut on the LED billboard at Manhattan’s Time Square (thanks a new initiative called Art Takes Time Square). Apparently scenes of the video were based off of a novel called Night of the Silver Sun, which was written by the band’s frontman (George Lewis Jr.) and Eric Green.

FM Belfast – “DeLorean”{Electropop}

Directed by Magnús Leifsson, the latest music video from Iceland’s FM Belfast tells the story of a sad man with a sad hobby for sad little trinkets; (and I thought my life was depressing). The single is off the band’s 2011 album Don’t Want to Sleep.

Todd Terje – “Inspector Norse” {Electro/Disco}

The latest music video from the Norwegian producer Todd Terje is actually an excerpt from the short film Whateverest (which was directed by Kristoffer Borgli). Watch actor Marius Solem Johansen trip out and pull some non-stop, cracked-out dance moves while he looks out at the ocean, rides a bicycle, cooks some meth…you know, the usual stuff.

Family Band – “Night Song” {Experimental}

This slideshow of “stupid, crude images” is said to be based off of the cover art of Family Band’s forthcoming LP Grace & Lies, and was created thanks to cameraman Joshua Allen shooting footage of Kim Kran’s face, and then lapping a series of drawings over her image.

Yellow Ostrich – “The Shakedown” {Rock}

This track is off the band’s forthcoming LP Strange Land, and apparently this video was self-directed by the band in one of their basements; (props to the band for spending the majority of their filming budget on glow-in-the-dark supplies).

El Perro Del Mar – “Innocence is Sense” {Electronic/Experimental}

This Swedish songstress (whose real name is Sarah Assbring) brings on the creep in full force with her latest music video, which is said to be inspired by the 70s indie horror/noir film movement. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a Swede pull off some awesome interpretive dance moves…but what’s with the eggs?

 

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