Destroyer – “Kaputt” Music Video

Like a bad ’80s movie, this Destroyer video for “Kaputt” starts off as a dude’s wet dream. Girls lifted out of an aerobics video dance awkwardly in spandex and leotards, pining for a nerdy-looking individual that is busy sniffing napkins like a creep. From there, the video jumps into space, becoming less sexual and more mystical along the way… but in a laser kitty kind of way… Directed by Dawn Carol Garcia

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Scissor Sisters – “Invisible Light” Music Video

Scissor Sisters tone down their glam disco selves a slight bit with this romp into surreal psychedelia. I guess this is the trend of the hour, and this video takes it all the way there with images of wolves, crucifixions, coffins, and burials joining hands with geometric shapes and nonsensical hallucinations. Hmm! I’d say this is one of the more impressive video outputs of the year, though I wouldn’t have expected this from Scissor Sisters.

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Wise Blood – “B.I.G. E.G.O.” Music Video

This Wise Blood video comes off a bit like a high fashion ad gracing magazine pages, but it is shot beautifully and has just the right amount of intrigue built into it — mostly intrigue in the form of inexplicable figures doing inexplicable things. Not sure what’s going on, but it is pretty. Directed by David Parker.

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Broken Social Scene – “Texico Bitches” Music Video

In a lot of ways, I was beginning to feel like videos similar to this have been done a lot this past year — at least, until the chocolate sauce and wrestling came out and things started to get ugly in this video. Add in some intense and memorable facial expressions, and the contrast between rage-a-hol and the pleasurable sounds of Broken Social Scene are a nice contrast. There is also the strangest chocolate spray wand, and it starts to get almost erotic at some points (Zoolander-gasoline-fight-style). Directed by Thibaut Duverneix.

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Rachel Goodrich – “Light Bulb” Music Video

This video is 9 months old, but I’m just seeing its gun-toting, beanie-wearing, low-riding, ass-shaking, gang sign-throwing, money-flaunting glory. This is one hell of an amazing video, where unlikely individuals point Glocks and jiggle their rumps at the camera while lipsyncing to singer-songwriter Rachel Goodrich’s sunshiney jam. Marvelous, marvelous, marvelous! Video directed by Lucas Leyva Creative and Art Director: Jillian Mayer Director of Photography: Daniel Fernandez Additional Photography: Joaquin Escobar Rachel Goodrich “Light Bulb” from Lucas Leyva on Vimeo.

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Jonathan Boulet – “A Community Service Announcement” Music Video

Australian Jonathan Boulet has this cheerful little song entitled “A Community Service Announcement.” The video is generally celebratory, with men flailing wildly in and enjoying nature. They’re all faceless, though, with glitched out bits of color for skin and props. Perhaps that’s the portion that actually makes this video interesting at all, but it does the trick. And, there’s a twist at the end.

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