Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Well, damn. I knew I should have posted the Gotye video ages ago, when a friend sent it to me. Now it's everywhere. It has 28 million views on YouTube and I even heard it on the radio the other day. It's definitely a good song. But I like Kimbra even better, so here's an arguably better video:

Settle Down, by Kimbra:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lana Del Rey

I can't get enough of this song. It's sweet and hypnotizing, and her voice sounds like what would happen if Tori Amos and Fiona Apple somehow had a baby.

Video Games, by Lana Del Rey:

"Blue Jeans" is also good, although the video is similar to Video Games. I wonder if a more official video might be in the works.

Blue Jeans, by Lana Del Rey:

Friday, November 11, 2011

New Black Keys

The new Black Keys album will be out December 6th. Here's a teaser, which already has more than a million views. This song makes me want to dance just like this!

Lonely Boy, by The Black Keys

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Foster the People

Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" is all over the radio, and it is unbelievably catchy. But their new song is equally good, although the video for it is rather sinister. You'll have to watch it all the way through to see what happens.

Helena Beat, by Foster the People:

Monday, September 12, 2011

New St. Vincent

St. Vincent's new album is coming out tomorrow, so to celebrate, I'm posting her latest video.  When I first saw it, my initial interpretation was that she gets abducted by a family who needs a mother/wife, but it turns out she's not so good at household tasks, or at least doesn't live up to their expectations, so they dispose of her.

But a friend of mine had a more profound interpretation:  "What i thought was, she was making a commentary on succumbing to the minutia of everyday life. How meaningless repetition can kill love, and eventually, something inside you just dies.  They were burying her slowly, but figuratively, until eventually the person you used to be is simply gone."


Here's Cruel, by St. Vincent:

If you want to preview the album, you can listen to it here:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins

I don't usually go for the slower songs, but I really like the animation in this video.

Bubble, by King Creosote & Jon Hopkins:

Friday, June 10, 2011

Young Man

Here's an interesting video that uses time lapse to capture crystals growing in a tank. I like the whole thing; the seahorses, the little boy, the lighting. The song is lovely too.

Here's Five by Young Man:

Young Man - Five from Sonia Levy on Vimeo.