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Bill Baird, "Captain Brain"

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A Scottish surf adventure set to the sounds of fuzzy vox and scuzzy guitars

The new video for Bill Baird's "Captain Brain" takes us on a surf journey to the north of Scotland, where the water's cold but the peelers are siiiiiiiick (falsetto). Not sure if this is a fan video or what. The filmmaker is Edinburgh's Jonas Bak, who pieced it together from a trip he took with his mates. Dig the spirit and rhythm of it. ...read more

Wild Nothing, "Only Heather"

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Ryan Reichenfeld-directed clip features dark weirdness in the streets of LA

Here's the latest video for Nocturne, the gushy LP  from Jack Tatum's Wild Nothing project. Set to the excellent "Only Heather," the Ryan Reichenfeld-directed clip stars actor James Downing, who wanders in daze through the nighttime streets of Los Angeles. Oh, and he has a massive sword sticking through his torso. Maybe that's the reason for the daze. Just a guess. Nocturne is out now......read more

Chris Cohen "Optimist High"

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Breezy backyard summer vibes from a Californian transplant in Vermont

Chris Cohen's solo debut Overgrown Path was one of the highlights of 2012, full of bucolic, lopsided pop songs he recorded by himself in a cabin in Vermont. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Cohen previously played with a number of high profile indie acts (Deerhoof, Haunted Grafitti, Cass McCombs) before moving east to write and record the album. In the breezy, melancholy "Optimist High,"......read more

Andrew Bird, "Eyeoneye"

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Fuzzy felt animation explores the human universe

For those of you out there who can't stop wondering what Andrew Bird's innards look like, you can find your answer in animator Yu "Ewan" Morita's psychedelic video for "Eyeoneye," from Bird's latest album, Break It Yourself. What you'll discover is that inside the singer-songwriter's body there is a fantastic world with churning gears that pump the heart, levers that release music to the brain,......read more

Watch a Plasticine Animation About Population Explosion

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'Crowded' is a dystopian story of our jam-packed planet

With the global population at 7.2 billion and growing at a rate of almost 400,000 people a day (!), overpopulation is as timely a topic as ever. London-based artists Andrew Khosravani and Cristina Florit Gomila explore the issue in "Crowded," a stunner of a stop-motion animation created almost entirely in plasticene. Over a year in the works, the piece represents the pair's desire to explore the......read more

Cat Power, "I Found a Reason"

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Surf flick trailer features Chan Marshall covering Velvet Underground

Spotted this one the other day on Quality Peoples. It's the trailer for Glass Love, a 2006 surf movie directed by Andrew Kidman, featuring Cat Power doing her beautiful, plodding version of Velvet Underground's "I Found A Reason". Along with Cowboy Junkies' rendition of "Sweet Jane", it's surely one of the best VU covers of all time, and pairs perfectly with Kidman's mellow longboard......read more

Felix, "Blessing"

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Hauntingly cinematic promo vid by Andrew Telling

With this clip for "Blessing" by Felix, London-based filmmaker Andrew Telling makes the move from short docs to music videos, and the results are gorgeous. Starring Marisa Beck as a lone girl wandering the woods and hills of rural England, the beautifully-shot video is nicely paired with the heavy and moving ballad. Not that we needed it, but Telling's piece offers more proof that you don't......read more

Colorful Commotion

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In Berlin, a guerrilla art project makes unwilling artists out of cars.

Last week a group of cyclists dumped 13 gallons of paint on the road at Berlin’s busy Rosenthaler Platz, creating a series of colourful lines as cars drove through.The various colours of paint were dumped onto the road in large puddles at different locations throughout the intersection. As traffic drove through, the paint was spread around creating lots of colourful lines. The whole action took......read more

Planet Twelve

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Animation by Andy Martin

This is the twelfth and last animation from Andy Martin's year long illustration project 'Handymartian's Illustrated Aliens'. You see an archive of this project at illustratedaliens.tumblr.com/ where he uploaded a new alien illustration every day, building up to a monthly illustration of their planet. This planet was created during December 2013....read more

Andrew Bayer "Need Your Love"

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Gorgeous music video shot in the Tatras Mountains of Eastern Europe

Andrew Bayer's hypnotic downtempo jam "Need Your Love" gets an appropriately pretty visual treatment from London-based Polish director Michal Bolland, who traveled with his crew to the Tatras Mountains (on the border between Poland and Slovakia) to get the job done. The video's Polish slant is furthered by the casting, with the stunning Kasia Smolinska playing the lead role as a girl lost in the......read more

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