Top new music videos: Wilco, Cat Power, Coldplay, A Place to Bury Strangers + Jack Black, Kung Fu master

October 22, 2012 in Alternative, Electro, Electronic, Experimental, Folk, Pop, Psychedelic Rock, Punk, Rap, Rock, Top 2012 by Rex

Peaches – “BURST!” {Experimental Pop}

Here’s Peaches in fine form (as always) as she continues to shockmeshockmeshockme with her deviant behaviour. Nevertheless, this video is a must-watch for all you Peaches fans out there given that it marks her triumphant return to the biz after a three-year break. The track is off her new EP which was produced by Boys Noize and XXXchange’s Alex Epton.

OFF! – “Wrong” ft. Jack Black {Punk}

Jack Black stars in his umpteenth music video cameo (how many is it now? Eight?) But this cameo is extra special because Black uses his killer Kung Fu skills to…well we don’t want to spoil it for you, but it’s a bloody mess, B-movie style.

RZA ft. The Black Keys – “The Baddest Man Alive” {Rock/Rap}

The only thing more badass than Jack Black as a Kung Fu master in an OFF! music video (or the two members of The Black Keys and Wu Tang Clan’s RZA sitting at a table eating food together) is watching rock stars kill people with chopsticks at Asian restaurants. The track is off The Man with the Iron Fists soundtrack. 

The Vaccines – “I Always Knew” {Alternative Rock}

Awkward moments can happen in the strangest of places, or in this case inside of a spinning teacup. The music video stars model Dree Hemingway (great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway), and the track is off the band’s brand new album Come of Age.

Youngblood Hawke – “We Come Running” {Pop/Rock}

Because playing a guitar underwater among sharks/wearing American flag pants deserves some kind of recognition, here’s Youngblood Hawke’s new video for a track off their recent self-titled EP (released via Universal Republic). The video was directed by Marc Klasfeld (who previously worked with Jay-Z) and filmed on the coast of the Bahamas.

Cat Power – “Cherokee” {Alternative Folk}

Just when we were starting to think that Cat Power couldn’t get any more awesome, she goes and stars in her own music video as a zombie killer. The video was also directed by Ms. Cat Power herself (AKA Chan Marshall), plus a french bulldog makes a cameo at 2:47.

A Place to Bury Strangers – “And I’m Up” {Psych Rock}

If images of exploding toys and random objects bursting into flames gets you up, then prepare to get blown away for the next three and a half minutes. The video was directed by the lead guitarist/vocalist Oliver Ackermann’s brother Karl, and the track is off the band’s 2012 album Worship.

Jack White – “I’m Shakin’” {Rock}

Ladies, he’s single and ready to mingle. Here’s Jacky boy with yet another music video from his recent solo album Blunderbuss, only this time the video stars members of The Peacocks and The Buzzards, two all-female backing bands who supported him during his recent tour.

Wilco – “Sunloathe” {Folk/Pop}

Wilco’s latest video is packed full of over 100 illustrations by Nathaniel Murphy and described by the director as ”[reflecting] the complicated emotions expressed in the song, where we feel hope and sorrow coexist.” The video was directed by Peter Glantz, who previously worked for the likes of OK Go and Andrew W.K.

Crystal Castles – “Plague” {Experimental/Electronic}

Even though the release date of the band’s forthcoming album keeps on getting pushed back, Crystal Castles have decided to release a video for their first official single, as promised. The video consists of footage from the 1981 movie Possession, and was directed by Ivan Grbin, a hardcore Crystal Castles fan (as if there is any other kind of Crystal Castles fan).

Coldplay – “Hurts Like Heaven” {Pop/Rock}

Who ever thought that Coldplay and comic books could mix so well together was a fucking genius,  because for once in your life listening to a Coldplay song doesn’t make you want to curl up into the fetal position and cry anymore. Apparently the video is a prequel to the band’s six-part comic series (which you can pre-order here), about the story of Mylo Xyloto, “a young silencer on the front lines of a war against sound and color in the world of Silencia.”

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