Music Videos

“Last Leaf” Music Video

I love toast. And I love stop motion. So, naturally, I love the concept for this video, OK Go’s “Last Leaf’.

Directed by OK Go, Nadeem Mazen and Ali Mohammad. Bread-animation by Geoff Mcfetridge.

Now there’s a way to use up 215 loaves of stale bread.

P.S. If you remember Geoff Mcfetridge’s name it’s from the documentary, Beautiful Losers that The ‘bowl covered last winter.

:: Haley Rheinhart

haley.dustbowl@gmail.com

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New Telekinesis Video for “Dirty Thing”

More to come later about the new EP!

:: Haley Rheinhart

haley.dustbowl@gmail.com


The Wilderness Downtown/Chris Milk/Arcade Fire

Do this right now, you will be incredibly pleased! It features the Arcade Fire jam, “We Used To Wait” and I hear their new album is out of this world too! The film is so innovative, so fresh, and so cool.

http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/

Written by Rachel Summers

rachel.dustbowl@gmail.com


The Black Keys: “Tighten Up” Video

A little strange, but mostly brilliant.

:: Haley Rheinhart

haley.dustbowl@gmail.com


“Flash Delirium”-MGMT

MGMT’s new video, Flash Delirium, off “Congratulations,” is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: strange and fast with a feeling like you might have just watched something by David Cronenberg. This is probably due in part to VanWyngarden’s and Goldwasser’s collective weirdness, but they also enlisted Andreas Nilsson, known for his strange artistic vision (see Fever Ray, Royksopp videos), for the video. The result is a supremely trippy mix of extravagant surrealism complete with military men, puppets and an iron lung.

Victoria Lebron

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Andrew Bird

Thinking back, I’m not sure if I’ve done a post about Andrew Bird…what a shame, considering the large part he plays in the core of my music library.

Anyway, I was just browsing through Vimeo and stumbled upon this little segment of  him performing “Plasticities” while roaming about Sydney Harbor in 2008.

One of my favorite things about Mr. Bird (besides his mad violin and whistling skills) is the fact that every performance of his is completely unique. At any of his live shows, you’re not paying money to hear something that sounds just like what you heard on his album, you’re in store for a surprise, a variation, if you will…

Here’s the video from Shoot the Player

Also, check out some other Shoot the Player videos on Vimeo. The just put together a video of Scottish band Frightened Rabbit playing one of my current favorite songs “Swim Until You Can’t See Land”. Make sure to hear to studio version of the song too, the acoustic arrangement is not quite as alive.

— Haley Rheinhart —
haley.dustbowl@gmail.com

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“Make Her Say”- Kid Cudi featuring Kanye West and Common

The Dustbowl just came across the video “Make Her Say,” shot by director Nez Khammal, which has to be one of the most visually pleasing videos that we have seen in quite a while. It breathes new life into Lady Gaga’s stale and over-played “Poker Face” while laying out some words of its own.

The three rappers each tell the story of sexual encounters through a different lens. Kid Cudi, the newest member to the rap game, appropriately comes in representing the teenage mindset surrounded by youthful balloons, sunny skies, and a girl by his side. Whereas, Kanye West arrives on the scene as a cocky collegiate strolling around campus waiting to express his seniority with all of the sororities. The most literal content comes out with Common to portray a third stage of life where relations take place in a hotel room instead of backseats or dorm bunks.

A split screen format for the entirety of the video makes for seamless transitions that wrap your eyes around the action that seems to effortlessly stream from one frame to the next. Lines propel the motion of the video through repetition,  from the blue and yellow hues to the geometric and eye-catching patterns.

Make sure you check out this cinematic surprise it’s a refreshing take on a music video.

–Haley Rheinhart and Rachel Summers–
blog.dustbowl@gmail.com