The 5 Best Music Videos Of The Week

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5) Evil Nine feat. Danny Brown “The Black Brad Pitt”

Directed by ?

This is a really visually interesting, entertaining music video. The track itself is really weird and hilarious but still infectious at the same time. The first thirty seconds consist of really well executed teaser-shots of the jungle. Brown is nowhere to be seen but the main concept consists of a really aggressive break-dancing soldier. Still featuring classic elements of the genre, there are also cutaways of an alluring woman, and jewels not to mention a leader figure.

 

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4) Helado Negro “Dance Ghost”

Directed by David Kessler

Relocating from Miami to Savanna, “Dance Ghost” is dominated by those familiar tropical yet dark vibes, Roberto Carlos Lange provides. The video documents the underbelly of paradise made up of interesting visuals ranging from seedy dance clubs to church performances. Towering hotels in the background are strongly juxtaposed with the street life Lange grew up with. The nightclub scenes are beautifully lit and somewhat  isolating. There is also great footage of Lange dancing by himself in an empty mansion, presumably as the “Dance Ghost”.

 

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3) Shugo Tokumaru “Katachi”

Directed by Kijek/Adamski

The latest from Shugo Tokumaru is an uplifting single accompanied by an impressive stop-motion video. “Katachi” means shape in Japanese and the video consists of approximately 2,000 of them extracted from PVC plates. The repeating hand clapping motif stands out in particular.

 

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2) Divine Fits “My Love Is Real

Director: Alexa Gerrity

Indie supergroup Divine Fit’s (Spoon, Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs) latest is a terse statement of a new wave song. To accompany it we see members of Spoon, Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs participate in a bleak, cool slow-motion pool party also accompanied by intense cutaways of Dan Boeckner singing to the audience.

 

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1) Nightlands “I Fell In Love With A Feeling”

Directed by David Kessler

Nightlands video for “I Feel in Love With a Feeling” features two metallic painted guys who robotically walk around surrounded by cool, fluctuating shapes. Music videos with simple premises always seem to work better, they engage the audience and allow more focus on breathtaking cinematography and this video is a perfect example of that. This is a cool, somewhat hallucinogenic, engaging video that compliments the pleasant, trancey song.

 

Tara Costello

 

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