26.01.09 by Jeff

Franz Ferdinand / Ulysses

This video makes this song 10,000 times better. Franz Ferdinand’s latest single Ulysses, directed by thirtytwo (pulse films). Bit of a slow starter, love the editing in the second half.

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23.01.09 by Jeff

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety, the brand spankin’ new Cadence Weapon album just dropped, and the best news for all you cheapskates is it’s another pay-what-you-want downloadable deal! Get it here!

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Here’s the opener:

Cadence Weapon – Roll With The Winners (prod. Herve & A-Trak).mp3

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19.01.09 by Jeff

Friendly Fires / Skeleton Boy

It turns out that all you need is a roll of double-sided sticky tape, a leaf blower, and a trillion bean bag balls to make a really effective low-budget video! Friendly FiresSkeleton Boy, directed by Nexus Productions.



07.01.09 by Jeff

Dert / Talk Strange

Dert’s Talk Strange has just been made available for free download and it is AMAZING. 17 tracks made from Bjork samples and remixes.

dert bjork talk strange album download

Now I know what you’re thinking – believe me I haaaate 99.9% of the mash-up/remix albums I am sent (and I’m sent A LOT) but anyone who heard Dert’s previous release re-working of Jose González knows this is worth a listen – especially when the cost is free.99!

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06.01.09 by Jeff

Keys N Krates / The Longest Night

Jr-Flo from Keys N Krates just passed me their latest work, The Longest Night (mp3). Hit “more” to see them performing this live in Vancouver. Gotta support other Canadians!

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06.01.09 by Jeff

Fever Ray / If I Had a Heart

Incredible new video for Fever Ray’s If I Had a Heart, directed by Andreas Nilsson. Fever Ray is the solo project of Karin Dreijer Andersson, from The Knife (one of my favourite groups).

Thanks to Blair for the heads up.

17.12.08 by Jeff

5 Best Music Videos of 2008!

These are my picks for the 5 best music videos of 2008. If you think you already know all five, I’ll tell you that Bjork’s Wanderlust and Radiohead’s House of Cards did not make the cut! We can argue about my decisions in the comments if you’d like. I’ve tried to track down a streaming version and a high quality downloadable version of each video. Here they are:

5. Kraak & Smaak – Squeeze me (Andre Maat & Superelectric)

5 best music videos of 2008

The trick to this video could have become tiresome pretty quick but there are so many well though out sequences that it stays fresh until the end. I love the part where the colourbars become books.

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09.12.08 by Jeff

Sia / Soon We’ll Be Found

After seeing Sia’s Letterman performance of Soon We’ll Be Found I had to find out more about her. The Australian pop singer released an album earlier this year and I believe Beck is featured on it. This is the quirky official video, directed by Claire Carré.

Watch the Letterman performance after the jump!

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