Category Archives: Music Videos

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Pure Bathing Culture – Dream The Dare Music Video (w/ Band & Director Interviews)

In this stop-motion animation music video for Pure Bathing Culture's "Dream The Dare", director Hayley Morris -- along with help from Caleb Wood -- turns what PBC describe as "psychedelic emotional imagery" into psychedelic visual imagery. Full of colors soft and bold, an array of whirling geometric shapes comprise landscapes that are ever-mutating, as a...
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Moodoïd – Je Suis la Montagne Music Video (w/ Band & Director Interviews in French & English)

In the music video for “Je Suis la Montagne”, psychedelic art rockers Moodoïd have collaborated with director Jérôme Walter Gueguen a true work of surrealist-inspired art. With a relatively minimal budget and ample film school training, they’ve turned childhood recollections of mountains into a Magritte-coloured world of soil-covered faces and tasteful (as well as tasty)...Read...
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MGMT – Your Life Is A Lie Music Video + Interview w/ Director Tom Kuntz

In his second music video for MGMT, director Tom Kuntz — one of the geniuses behind the classic “Tokyo Breakfast” sketch — incorporates humor the way he knows best: by using a wide net of characters with endless bite-size appeal. Sun-baked hippies, suited businessmen, three-dimensionally-rendered babies and skeletons… and so randomly on… repetitively hammer home...Read...
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Saman Kesh Music Video Director Interview & Retrospective (w/ Placebo, Vitalic, !!! and More)

Music video director and writer Saman Kesh is a man with a digitally-enhanced vision. A master of weaving curious theories and tales in with his fast-paced music videos, Kesh uses playfulness and modern technologies as a vehicle for pushing forth interesting ideas. His latest music video for Placebo‘s “Too Many Friends” is an interactive mystery...Read...
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South African House Music Videos: Mafikizolo ft. Uhuru, Umlilo ft. Kyla Phil, Bucie, and More

Last month, I came across a music video that Total Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs called, “one of the best music videos I’ve seen in a long time”: a live performance by iFani EWE in the Johannesburg neighborhood of Soweto. Having just seen a South African dance documentary called The African Cypher, this assertion of “best” did...Read...
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Weaves – Motorycle Music Video (MV of the Week + Band/Director Interview)

One pervy frog man gets down in the music video for Weaves‘ “Motorcycle”, where vaguely sexual lyrics turn into an animated tale of a naughty amphibian’s newfound, crotch-heavy love for his newfound motorcycle. This animated short is the product of a collaboration between the band and director Jason Harvey, who, for a change of pace,...
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Music Art Trends: 3-D-Rendered Music Videos = Oneohtrix Point Never + Takeshi Murata, Jimmy Edgar + Brez

In this first installment of Music Art Trends, a column detailing stylistic commonalities across music media, we highlight electronic musicians Oneohtrix Point Never and Jimmy Edgar‘s respective collaborations with artists Takeshi Murata and Brez. In the music videos for “Problem Areas” and “Hot Inside”, animated three-dimensional objects are the main focus (and in the case...Read...
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