The Treble, an alt-rock band out of Winnipeg, has taken inspiration from iconic music videos from the 1980s. Their recently released music video, for the single "No Secrets (There For You)," features shot-by-shot re-creations of a bunch of them. Probably the ones that will be most familiar are a-Ha's "Take on Me" and DEVO's "Whip it" but it took me a moment to figure some of them out... and I was watched MTV religiously in my youth!
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Enjoy this important reminder that the internet is intimately attuned to our problems and seeks out new ones for us to experience together. Read the rest
What a cool idea! Here's a music video for a cover of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" that over 2100 kids contributed to, by coloring with crayons.
An animated music video for Meg Myers’ cover of a Kate Bush song brings kid’s coloring books to life. Director Jo Roy first filmed Myers on a green screen, performing the crawling, climbing, and flying shown in the music video (see behind-the-scenes below). Then, each of the 3,202 frames was printed off as a black and white coloring book page. Elementary school-aged children from ten schools and an art program in the U.S. and Canada colored the pages however they wanted, with a provided crayon color palette.
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With a great guitar riff and a video as stylized as it is violent, "Corporation" will leave you guessing right up to the last funky chord. Read the rest
Felix Colgrave animated this wonderful video for Nitai Hershkovits' Flyin' Bamboo. Read the rest
On Saturday, it'll be two years since we lost Prince.
In remembrance of the "Purple One," his estate has released a video of long-lost footage of him rehearsing with his band in his Minnesota studio in 1984, coupled with his original recording of "Nothing Compares 2 U."
The Prince Estate writes:
The following is previously unseen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution from the summer of 1984.
It was in this very room at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that Prince created and committed to tape one of his most beloved and iconic compositions, which six years later would become a worldwide hit for Sinead O’Connor.
Prince’s original studio version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ is presented here for the first time.
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Mother should I run for president?
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In their new video, the band Spoon pays homage to the designers who slave away on Photoshop all day manipulating images. Read the rest
"Take on horn" is YouTuber Kyrne's humorous take on a-ha's 1985 hit "Take on Me" and it's pretty funny.
And who remembers this gem? If 2008 was the last time you watched the literal version of the "Take on Me" music video, it's high time you give it a look again. I had forgotten how good it is!
Now my face hurts from smiling so much.
Previously: a-ha played 'Take On Me' live on 'MTV Unplugged,' will tour and With no music, A-Ha's "Take On Me" video is dark and disturbing Read the rest
The Velcro company has some news for us: they don't want us to call velcro, well, velcro anymore. It's important enough to them that their "legal team" made an amusing music video about it to tell us why.
Our Velcro Brand Companies legal team decided to clear a few things up about using the VELCRO® trademark correctly – because they’re lawyers and that’s what they do. When you use “velcro” as a noun or a verb (e.g., velcro shoes), you diminish the importance of our brand and our lawyers lose their *insert fastening sound.* So please, do not say “velcro shoes” (or “velcro wallet” or “velcro gloves”) - we repeat “velcro” is not a noun or a verb. VELCRO® is our brand. #dontsayvelcro
What do they want you to call velcro now? "Hook and loop."
I wish you luck with that, VELCRO®.
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INORI (Prayer) is a proof of concept inspired by a call for artists and technologists to collaborate on works that push boundaries. Read the rest
"WoodSwimmer" is a single from Bedtimes with a remarkable video by Brett Foxwell. In it, Foxwell laboriously sanded and sliced thin pieces of wood from large logs to create hypnotic patterns from the wood grain. Read the rest
Ori Toor created this delightful animation for "Little Bugs," a new single by Marias. Read the rest
Musician Max Cooper collaborated with artist Sabine Volkert to create the accompanying video, which features symmetrical delightful creatures morphing and overlapping. Volkert's hand-drawn style makes it a fine complement to the music. Read the rest
"The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness" is the first single from The National's forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast, out September 8. What a stunner. Four months is a mighty long time.
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In the music video for her first EP “Intertwined,” British YouTuber and musician Dodie Clark pairs her melodic song with some darkly surreal Barbie-centric imagery. Read the rest
Symmetry is a single by Max Cooper and Tom Hodge from Max's EP Emergence. Designer Kevin McGloughlin created a stunning video of teal and copper concentric circles morphing and meshing in surprising and hypnotic ways. Read the rest