Cassius, Courtney Barnett, Shakira Star In Top Music Videos Of The Week - July 2 - 8
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:48:45
It wasn't the biggest artists in the world releasing music videos this week, but many who are right on the upper crust did. Lana Del Rey's video for "Honeymoon" was leaked. Yoko Ono unveiled the Rose McGowan-directed "Catman" [ft. Miike Snow]. Okkervil River released the somber video for "Okkervil River R.I.P." The 1975 got dramatic in their video slash short film for "Somebody Else."
Meanwhile, Riz MC, an English rapper with Pakistani heritage, debuted "ENGLISTAN" commenting on the UK's current political climate. Desiigner got a tattoo in "Caliber." Pillow Person had some strange dealings in the night with her vehicle in "Go Ahead." And that was only the beginning for a week filled with scrumptious eye candy you have to see to believe.
Here are our favorites:
Sigur Rós - "Óveður" (Route One Video)
In case you didn't hear, Sigur Ros took a drive around the coast of the entirety of Iceland a couple weeks back. This week they released a video splicing together the 24-hour journey and set it to their new track "Óveður."
Francis and the Lights - "Friends" [ft. Bon Iver and Kanye West] - Directed by Jake Schreier
Francis and the Lights are friends with Bon Iver and Kanye West, which makes them perfect additions to their newest music video for the aptly named "Friends." It's a funny one, and the dry humor of the video juxtaposed against the more somber sounding song makes it only so much better.
Cassius - "The Missing" [ft. Ryan Tedder & Jaw] - Directed by We Are From LA
We advise you go to the Cassius "The Missing" website and enjoy this video's interactive feature. Continuing along the theme of Ibifornia, "The Missing" is a sexy good time, and that's all you need sometimes.
Courtney Barnett - "Elevator Operator" - Directed by Sunny Leunig
It seems like every time we see Courtney Barnett she only gets better. The video for "Elevator Operator" features a wild number of cameos as Courtney acts as a, well, elevator operator. Get ready to see Sleater-Kinney, Jeff Tweedy, and many others.
There's nothing like a summer bike ride. Throw in Carlos Vives and Shakira and you're really in for a lovely time. That's just what you get in the video for "La Bicicleta," summer sun, a peaceful coastal town, and some of those classic Shakira moves. We recommend taking a few moments to look south at the lush sights and sounds of Colombia.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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