Clams Casino, Dinosaur Jr., Sigur Ros Shine In Top Music Videos Of The Week - June 18 - 24
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:17:36
What a week for new music videos. The summer heat certainly hasn't stopped artists from dropping some of the finest videos of the year so far. Deerhoof released their 13th album this week, and the video for "The Devil and his Anarchic Surrealist Retinue" shows they're are clearly not out of ideas. Speaking of albums that were released this week, DJ Shadow dropped The Mountain Will Fall and the video for "The Sideshow" [ft. Ernie Fresh].
Norwegian phenom Jenny Hval debuted the haunting visual piece for her song "Female Vampire." The comination of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs, case/lang/veirs, unveilied their video for "Atomic Number." Japanese Breakfast once again teamed up with Adam Kolodny for the wicken-esque "Jane Cum." And that was only the beginning for a week filled with stunning eye candy.
Here are our favorites:
Sigur Rós - "Oveour" - Directed by Jonas Åkerlund
Sigur Ros set off on a 24-hour journey across Iceland this week and with it they dropped their first new material in three years. The video for "Oveour" is both stunning and disturbing, basically everything one could want from Sigur Ros.
Dinosaur Jr. - "Tiny" - Directed by Laurie Collyer
We have a soft spot for bulldogs riding skateboards and roller derby, which is probably why we love the video for "Tiny" so much. It doesn't hurt that Dinosaur Jr. is the band playing the song. "Tiny" is a superb summer chill rocker.
Clams Casino - "All Nite" [ft. Vince Staples] - Directed by Ryan Staake
Cut-up footage of Vince Staples rapping in different urban landscapes is an easy way to sum up Clams Casino's video for "All Nite." However, dig deeper and you'll see it's Staples hometown of Long Beach, California, which clearly means a lot more to anyone who listened to Staples debut least year Summertime '06.
Nite Jewel - "Boo Hoo" - Directed by Emilia Kurylowicz
Nite Jewel warms up the L.A. night in her video for "Boo Hoo." ARTISTdirect caught up with her to discuss her new album Liquid Cool.
Beyoncé - "Sorry" - Directed by Kahlil Joseph
The first video from Beyonce's HBO special, Lemonade, features Serena WIlliams and an old, elegant Southern-style home. It's shot in black and white and is simply gorgeous.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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