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Mates of State, "Palomino"

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Handpainted, rotoscope animation by Jimi Patterson

2011 marks the 10th wedding anniversary for Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner, aka Mates of State, and what better way to ring it in than with a new collection of lively pop music? "Palomino," the opening cut from Mates of State's new album Mountaintops, is soaring jam that hits in all the right spots. In the video for the tune, director/animator Jimi Patterson......read more

Julia Holter & Jib Kidder, "My Baby"

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'70s aesthetics feature heavily in new vid for woozy, country-sampling collaboration

Following the release of her excellent Ekstasis LP, esoteric songstress Julia Holter linked up with Jib Kidder (aka Sean Schuster-Craig) to produce this  wobbly, country-sampling tune that we've had on repeat all day. "My Baby" takes snippets from Kidder’s "Ringtone Cowboy," off his forthcoming Steal Guitars album, adding Holter’s dreamy vocal to the country & western......read more

Nightlands, "I Fell In Love With A Feeling"

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Watch a couple of silver-painted mates get followed by floating geometric globs

When Dave Hartley isn't manning the bass for War On Drugs, he stays busy recording orchestral, layered pop songs under the Nightlands alias. "I Fell In Love With A Feeling" is a shimmering, horn-adorned track from Nightlands' latest release, Oak Island, and it now has some surreal visuals to go along with it. The two-minute clip, directed by David Kessler, follows the silver-painted Hartley......read more

Shintaro Sakamoto, "You Just Decided"

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Japanese psych-rock legend animates own video for solo track

If you follow Japanese pop music history, which we don't, then you'd know Shintaro Sakamoto as the former frontman of psych-rock legends Yura Yura Teikoku. Recently, we learned from the Twitter of ex-Girls leadman Christopher Owens that Sakamoto has reinvented himself as a solo artist and, judging from the amazingness of this self-made video, a very talented animator. With some......read more

A Ghost Train, "Chemin Vert"

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Artist Giacomo Miceli animates panoramic images from Google Street View

With his video for A Ghost Train's "Chemin Vert," Italian artist Giacomo Miceli takes us on a mind-warping journey spanning four seasons and five continents. Using only images pulled from Google Street View, Miceli spliced them together through a process known as stereographic mapping. The results just made our pupils spiral. In his words: Chemin Vert is the result of a slow process of......read more

Sebadoh "State of Mine"

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Collage-style animation takes aim at the suburban dream

Sebadoh, the seminal indie band led by Lou Barlow, returned last year from a prolonged hiatus to release Defend Yourself, their first album in 14 years. Now we have a video for lead single "State of Mine," in which the middle-aged Barlow sings about the pressures of fatherhood and family finances. The video, a collage-style animation by Geoff Hoskinson, is a nightmarish exploration of the......read more

The Perennial Plate: An American Food Trip

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Daniel Klein sets out across the States on a sustainable food adventure

For "An American Food Trip," another instalment in the excellent Perennial Plate series about sustainable eating, filmmaker Daniel Klein and his team travelled 23,000 miles across 42 states to tell the stories of "Real Food in America." The resulting clip, cobbled together from seven terrabytes of footage, offers a fast-moving and fascinating glimpse at food culture all over the States. As......read more

A Day in California

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Ryan Killackey's time-lapse portrait of the Golden State

We're suckers for good time-lapse photography. And when the subject is our home state, well, we can't not post it. Husband and wife team Ryan and Sheri Killackey spent more than a year shooting over 10,000 photos of locations around California, then wove them together to create this stunning ode to the Golden State. Only a month after uploading it to Vimeo, it already has 675,000 views. Asked by......read more

Gardens NYC: Melting Pot

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George Iliopoulos's garden thrives in Staten Island

Growing up on a farm in Greece, New York restauranteur George Iliopoulos learned a thing or two about growing food. At 12, he hopped on a ship and headed to America. He finally settled in Staten Island, where his garden now produces plenty of fresh veggies for his family's table. But it wasn't always easy; despite his understanding of farming, things didn't always grow like he thought they......read more

Plastic State of Mind

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A rap parody with a purpose.

Filmmaker Ben Zolno's "Plastic State of Mind" parodizes the hit Jay-Z/Alicia Keys track on behalf of a cause we hold dear around here: banning single use plastic. Commissioned by Green Sangha, a Californian spiritual and activist group, the video reminds us that even though awareness is growing of the harm caused by plastic bags, shoppers use a million grocery bags every single......read more

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