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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, "The Body"

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Moody New York outfit hits the beach

Belong, the bold sophomore effort from 90s alt-pop revivalists The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, rides a melancholic wave of lament about love and loss. But director Phillip Van's video for the album's second single ignores the moody vibes altogether, in favour of a joyous, nostalgic trip to the beach. The sun-drenched clip features the band's child doppelgangers frolicking in......read more

Obama Hails Historic Deal

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Too little too late?

With all good intentions, the climate talks in Copenhagen illicited less than they might have. There's a non-binding deal to fight global warming, but there was no agreement on binding limits of greenhouse gases linked to climate change. The process is moving forward in long-term goals just enough to enable the president to characterize the talks as not a total loss. He admited it was......read more

Earth Day Mashup: Beach Boys vs. Phillip Glass

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Stirring short featuring footage from "There Once Was an Island"

SHFT compadre and Honey Brothers member Ari Gold (no not the Entourage one) just sent over this moving bit of video based on an idea that came to him in a dream. While sleeping, Ari's unconscious mind offered up the idea of combining the harmonious pop of Beach Boys with the classical avant-garde of Philip Glass. Inspiration in hand, Ari mashed up the 1962 Beach Boys ballad "The Lonely Sea" with......read more

Iron and Wine "Joy"

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Surreal video from Hayley Morris combines watercolor rotoscopes with stop-motion animation

Brooklyn-based animator Hayley Morris (previously) spent three months crafting the visuals for "Joy," an earnest slice bit of psych-pop from Iron and Wine's fifth album, Ghost on Ghost. Taking her inspiration the song's lyric, "Deep inside the heart of this crazy mess I’m only calm when I get lost within your wilderness," Morris hand-painted watercolor illustrations of a woman and projected......read more

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

Unchopping A Tree

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Powerful and beautiful video piece by Maya Lin debuted in Copenhagen.

This gorgeously produced video from world-renowned artist Maya Lin really packs a punch. We love Maya Lin's work in general - her earth wave at Stormking was something the SHFT team got very excited about. A pile of heavy-hitting doners contributed to this piece, which was produced by Radical Media - one of the top production companies around. Part of Maya Lin's last memorial entitled......read more

The Peach Kings "Be Around"

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Dandy of a video by director Paul Trillo inspired by double exposed photography

Los Angeles duo Paige Wood and Steven Trezevant, aka The Peach Kings, have shared a new video for their hazy, distorted single "Be Around." The couple (an actual couple) turned to frequent collaborator Paul Trillo, a Brooklyn director who had already churned out two videos for the band. Trillo knocked it out of the park with this beautiful piece of film inspired by double exposed......read more

Light Echoes

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Laser light photography by Aaron Koblin and Ben Tricklebank

Data visualization artist Aaron Koblin teamed with director Ben Tricklebank to produce a piece for Doug Aitken's Station to Station public art project, currently traveling across the country by train. “Doug reached out to me a while back and said, ‘I’m working on this train-based art extravaganza, what could you do in that context?’” Koblin told Wired.......read more

SHFT TV: 'WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY' at the Annenberg Space

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Meet the minds behind the seminal exhibition of war photos at the Annenberg Space for Photography

WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY, the groundbreaking exhibition of war photos currently on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography, tells the history of military conflict through the lenses of dozens of photographers. It's an important exhibit, one that's sure to alter the consciousness of anyone who visits. In this video, we meet with co-curators Anne Wilkes-Tucker and Will Michels, as well as with a few of......read more

SHFT presents 'no strangers' at the Annenberg Space for Photography

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Meet some of the photographers behind the epic group show at LA's Annenberg Space

"Within a generation or two, fully half of humanity's accumulated wisdom and knowledge will be sacrificed upon the alter of progress," says Wade Davis, curatorial advisor of no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world and one of the world's most influential advocates of indigenous cultures. The group exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography is a celebration the extraordinary......read more

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