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Dreamers – “My Little Match”

No thanks to our current spooky season, I have been on a major found footage kick as of late with films like Afflicted, Wolf Creek, and in particular, the V/H/S series. The stories within a story, sort-of-anthology horror films have featured some truly disturbing video tapes of found footage hysteria, ranging alien abductions to zombie mountain bikers…

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Ratking – “Cocoa 88”

Underground rap trio Ratking are defiantly New York. Hip hop videos have reached the point where luxury seems essential in every single music video. There’s gold, girls, and paradise almost every time. Ratking is one of those groups that disassociate themselves from this aspect of hip hop. They’ve said in the past that they’d like…

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Various Artists – “God Only Knows”

Yesterday, the BBC released the video for their tribute to The Beach Boys legendary 1966 single “God Only Knows” featuring Brian Wilson and a tremendous all star cast of musicians, and it is beyond sublime. The Pet Sounds classic and “teenage symphony to God” got the deluxe treatment to raise money for the BBC’s Children In Need…

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The Weeknd – “King of the Fall

Weeknd season is here! The often-mysterious new age crooner is back with another X-rated RnB jam, now complete with a truly Weeknd-esque video. Abel walks without emotion through the streets of Toronto, likely in pursuit of the drugged out models that are featured in nearly every video of his. Being that it’s his second new…

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Action Bronson – “Easy Rider”

Always one to impress with music videos (see “The Symbol” and “Strictly 4 My Jeeps“), Bronsolino dropped a video of the year candidate this week. It’s a perfect ridiculousness, as the humor that Bronson displays in his rhymes transports to the video. Ironically modeled after something like a Tarantino film, Bronson rides through the desert…

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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”

Simplicity is one of the characteristics that turned Piñata (AKA Cocaine Piñata) into one of the consensus, best rap releases of the year. Freddie Gibbs’ raps were simple, hard gangsta talk. Madlib’s beats were usually no more than a simple, buttery loop on repeat. One element was destructive, and the other beautiful. The contrast of the two formed an album…

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The Papers – Anyway

Chicago-based orchestral folk trio, The Papers (featuring former Buffalo ex-pat Matt Script), recently released their latest EP, titled Anyway, a few weeks back. In what has become a bit of a tradition for the band, the members have asked friends to film bike excursions through various cities for submission to be soundtracked by the Papers’…

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Hooray For Earth – “Keys”

New York psych-electronica band, Hooray For Earth, recently dropped a video for “Keys,” the first single off Racy, their upcoming follow up to 2011’s excellent , True Loves. Featuring crunchy guitar licks,  Wolverine’s motorcycle, and a bike ride through the woods (and warp space), the video, directed by Beau Burrows and Tucker Bliss, is stylish, evocative,…

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KOOL A.D. – “Word”

It’s not often that you see a rapper release a kind-of X-rated cartoon music video, but that’s exactly what we got from former Das Racist rapper KOOL A.D. this week. The video accompanies the song “Word” off of A.D.’s free project Word O.K. from a couple months back, and is directed by him and animator Teddy O’Connor….

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Monty Python – “Lousy Song”

Today, Monty Python released “Lousy Song,” a previously unreleased collaboration between Eric Idle and the late, great Graham Chapman. The remaining members of the Python troupe (Idle, Cleese, Palin, Jones, Gilliam) are currently gearing up for live shows and hopefully a world tour as well as the release of Monty Python Sings (Again) June 9th,…

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