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Crystal Fighters "In The Summer"

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Stop-motion music video goes deep into creepy-fun territory.

Equal parts dark and joyous, Tobias Stretch's video for "In The Summer," the lead single off Crystal Fighters' eponymous new album, resurrects the art of puppetry to amazing effect. Who knew slightly disturbing monsters could be so joyful?...read more

Crystal Fighters, "You & I"

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UK band heads back to nature in the video for their catchy new single

An anthropromorphic tree and a toe-tapping bird star in the new video for Crystal Fighters’ latest single, "You & I." Directed by Elliot Sellers, the video combines puppetry, stop-motion-animation, and live action to tell the story of this pair of besties, who don't do much other than hang out and groove to the beat of the track until, eventually, Mr. Tree meets a devastating fate. You......read more

Crystal Fighters "Love Natural"

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Boy falls for pair of wild-hearted girls, throws eggs at cars, feels empty afterward

Fellas, in case you've forgotten about the dangers of falling for wild-hearted girls, allow yourself four minutes to be reminded with the official video for "Love Natural" by Crystal Fighters. London directing duo Duncan Christie and Ben Perry (aka Monotami) follow the story of a young boy who finds himself parentless for the day and is taken under the wing of a pair of beautiful older girls.......read more

Macro Minerals Make Abstract Art

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Incredible close-up images of agate crystals show off nature's art skills

Few things in nature are more creatively patterned than agate, a type of quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colors and textures. The fine-grained rock has been a favorite carving material since at least as far back as Ancient Greece.  These macro shots of agate, part of a Flickr set created by a Czech mineral shop, show off the rock's psychedelic patterns and......read more

Crystal Stilts "Star Crawl"

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Nature meets psychedelia in new video for Brooklyn post-punkers

Crystal Stilts have shared a tripped-out video for "Star Crawl" from their latest full-length, Nature Noir. In the clip, director Daniel Fetherston catches images of nature up the Hudson River and warps them in hallucinogenic hues. It's a fitting look for the track, which sticks to the Stilts' hypnotic, downcast psych-garage sound. Watch above. Nature Noir is out now via Sacred Bones....read more

When Saints Go Machine, "Iodine"

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This clip featuring iodine megacrystals takes a literal interpretation of the song's title

The video for When Saints Go Machine's "Iodine" goes deep underground to take a literal interpretation of its source material. Directors Kristian Nordentoft and William Reynish train their lens on pictures of actual iodine crystals, which are given depth thanks to a camera mapping technique. Beyond the explorer delving deep underground to sample some of the crystals, there's not much of a......read more

Jon Hopkins 'Immunity' Video

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This time-lapse of crystal growth is an audio/visual feast

To mark the forthcoming release of Immunity, Jon Hopkins' debut LP, the techno producer partnered with art director Craig Ward, biochemist Linden Gledhill, and The Creators Project to put out this perfect teaser video. Hopkins' warm, layered sounds provide the audio track for a time-lapse of various immiscible liquids, dyes and chemicals interacting under a microscope.  "Jon's music is......read more

Dutch Uncles, "Fester"

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Crystalline video for new single from the Manchester art rockers

Here's a seasonal video for "Fester," the angular new single from Mancunian art pop five-piece Dutch Uncles. "As much a chemistry experiment as a music video," the multi-hued clip features icy crystals forming and melting woven together with images of lead singer Duncan Wallis. Wallis's vocals stand out atop funky marimba and xylophone melodies. Directed by Isaac......read more

Mind-Boggling Photos of Magnified Booze

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Under a microscope, crystallized alcohol becomes abstract art

Have you ever wondered what liquor looks like under a microscope? Neither have we. Couldn't be that interesting, could it? Matter of fact, it could. The images above depict crystallized compounds of various drinks shot under a polarized light microscope. The resulting photos feature hallucinogenic washes of color and trippy patterns that could easily pass as abstract art. And indeed they do. The......read more

Macro Snowflakes by Alexey Kljatov

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Up-close images of snow crystals show winter as you've never seen it before

With winter's official entrance last weekend, there's no better time to view through some incredible images of snow. Moscow photographer Alexey Kljatov captured these stunning macro photos of snowflakes using a homemade camera rig that he cobbled together with a working lens, a wooden board, some screws and old camera parts. The amateur setup pulls off photos you would expect from expensive,......read more

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