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Jessy Lanza "Kathy Lee"

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Dancin' in the streets with director Lee Skinner

Hamilton, Ontario is a steel city in decline, a gritty working class town with, apparently, a thriving arts culture. Fellow Hamilton denizens Jessy Lanza and Lee Skinner joined forces last summer on the video for Lanza's "Kathy Lee," the first single from her debut LP, Pull My Hair Back (co-produced and co-written by Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys, another of the city's musical exports).......read more

Gone Tomorrow

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Fall camping in California with Ian Durkin and Foster Huntington

It may be the holiday season but this short video has us pining for fair weather adventure. The clip was shot in October, when Van Life bro Foster Huntington met up with Ian Durkin in Los Angeles. From there they headed north in Huntington's camper and spent the next ten days in the California wilds--hiking, swimming, bombing dirt hills--to savor the last remnants of warm weather. Is it camping......read more

Cat Power "Manhattan"

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With co-director Greg Hunt, Chan Marshall creates a wonderful video portrait of Manhattan

In an age when directors often use the music video medium as carte blanche for creative experimentation, it's refreshing to see a simple, literal clip every once in a while. Earlier in the year, Cat Power (Chan Marshall) and Greg Hunt delivered just that with the video for "Manhattan," which finds the enigmatic songwriter chanting and dancing all over the borough. From underground on the subway......read more

Pharrell Williams "Happy"

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Four minutes of dancin' and smilin' with the reigning king of pop

With all the bummer news and general animosity in the world, we could all use a sip from a happy cup. Pharrell has the answer in the form of this shortened version of his epic, interactive 24-hour music video. The edited-down video for "Happy" is just that, a four-minute slice of serotonin, featuring smiling dancers grooving and lip synching along to the track. It mostly stars anonymous extras,......read more

NYC to Iceland with Alex Olson

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Pro skater travels from the concrete jungle to the remote wilderness the in this video from Poler and Nike SB

Poler Outdoor Stuff and Nike SB have collaborated on a new collection built for outdoor use, whether in the concrete jungle or the remote outdoors. To promote the launch, the brands tapped Nike SB pro Alex Olson for this campaign video, which begins with him cruising the NYC streets, hitting tricks in the sun. At the halfway point, the clip abruptly shifts overseas to find Olson in a Land Rover,......read more

King Krule "Easy Easy"

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18-year-old London phenom returns with a new video directed by Focus Creeps

"Easy Easy," the lead single from the upcoming King Krule LP, offers more proof that teenage ginger Archy Marshall is a one of the most promising talents in pop music today. The understated track, dominated by Marshall's heavy baritone and unique guitar stylings, now has an equally direct and compelling video courtesy of Focus Creeps. The clip finds Marshall and a mate doing the things......read more

The Itty Bitty Farm in the City

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When Heidi Kooy introduced farm animals into her San Francisco garden, it entirely changed her relationship with food

Heidi Kooy already had a nice-sized, 100-square-foot vegetable garden in her San Francisco backyard when she decided to up the ante with a gaggle of hens and a couple of Nigerian dwarf dairy goats. The introduction of animals, spurred by a need to understand and control the process of food production, has entirely changed her relationship with food. "The goats provide us with the perfect amount......read more

Rhye "Open" (Bondax remix)

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Director Harvey Pearson gets kaleidoscopic with the video for the gently bumping "Open" remix

The Bondax remix of Rhye's "Open" adds another layer silky electronics to the subtly jamming original -- one of several standouts off of the duo's excellent debut LP, Woman. Bondax called upon Houng Dog Pictures to make a video for the track, and the UK filmmakers delivered these simple kaleidoscopic visuals, spotted on Boooooooom. It's a mellow, watchable clip for a highly listenable tune. Like......read more

Boards of Canada "Reach for the Dead"

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Scottish downtempo giants return from 8-year absence with a new track and vid

It's been eight years since the last official Boards of Canada release. Finally, after a long, patience-testing album reveal, we get a taste of upcoming album Tomorrow's Harvest, out June 10 in the UK and June 11 in the U.S. via Warp. The dark, slow-building "Reach for the Dead" comes complete with gorgeous visuals directed by photographer Neil Krug (previously), who was also......read more

Kilian Martin: India Within

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Another incredible short from filmmaker Brett Novak and Kilian Martin, freestyle skater extraordinaire

After the short film stunner "Altered Route," the prolific partnership of Brett Novak and Kilian Martin continues with "India Within," filmed on their travels in South Asia. Martin's freestyle skating, harkening a young Rodney Mullen, is something to behold. The Spanish Powell-Peralta pro pulls off flat ground, ledge, and wall tricks that seem scientifically impossible. Set against the ancient......read more

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