The Shins, Junior Boys, The Avalanches Shine In Top Music Videos Of The Week - October 22 - 28
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:54:51
This week features new music videos from some of the world's top artists and a long awaited return. Blood Orange released the video for "I Know". Van Morrison debuted a live visual for "Every Time I See A River", and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' shot at big pharma, "Drug Dealer", took a harsh look at prescription drug addiction.
Justice put together a variety of fan recordings for their video for "Alakazam!". Kero Kero Bonito showed us the simple joys of "Trampoline". The Chainsmokers hit "Closer" [ft. Halsey" finally got a video.
Meanwhile, Hoops came out with a video for "Cool 2". Bloc party unveiled the tour footage-focused "Stunt Queen". Wilco dove into claymation for "Someone to Lose". And that was only the beginning for a week filled with stunning new eye candy.
Here are our favorites:
The Shins - "Dead Alive" - Directed by James Mercer and Jon Sortland
The Shins are back with new material. They haven't released anything since 2012's Port of Morrow, but the creepy video for "Dead Alive" perfectly fits the season. Filled with skeletons and bright lights, Mercer calls it, "a Halloween gift while you wait for the album."
Junior Boys - "Kiss Me All Night" - Directed by - Sophia Peer
"Kiss Me All Night" taken from Junior Boys' new EP of the same name, is all about losing yourself in past relationships while making out. We caught up with Jeremy Greenspan to discuss the new EP and Big Black Coat.
Sleigh Bells - "I Can Only Stare" - Directed by Alex Ross Perry and Derek Miller
Alexis Krauss portrayal of three doomed women is haunting. And we can't wait to hear the entire new Sleigh Bells album, Jessica Rabbit, on November 11th.
The Avalanches - Because I'm Me
We simply can't get enough of the video for The Avalanches' "Because I'm Me", the early standout from their album Wildflower. It's a heartwarming portrait of unrequited love, self-belief, and the album's magically real subway theme.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff