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Ah shoot, more evidence that Mark Ronson is actually THE dude. The video for "The Bike Song," off his excellent new album with The Business Intl, follows a story about bike gang spies set in swinging '60s London. The tune itself is a big, fun glorification of two-wheeled transport, featuring Spank Rock on pro-environment raps: "I can't understand it, but I can't really stand 'em, girls love cars,......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Rockaway Taco

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Rockaway Taco anchors a growing green community at the end of the A train.

In the summer, surfers and sun-seekers descend on Rockaway, Queens to enjoy the best waves and beaches NYC has to offer. Opened two years ago, Rockaway Taco gives New Yorkers another reason to ride the A train to the end of the line. In this episode of BK Informed, we talk sustainability with Andrew Field, who explains Rockaway's Beach 96 movement — the name given to the growing green......read more

BROKEN: Rock, Paper, Scissors

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When Rock stumbles upon the magical Paper, it's love at first sight. But when the wrath of Scissors threatens the well-being of Paper, Rock must stop at nothing to save what he loves most, no matter the cost. “Broken: Rock, Paper, Scissors” is a student animated short film, produced at Ringling College of Art & Design. "It’s our own visual representation of the......read more

The Notwist "Kong"

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Electro-rock veterans mark return with new animated video

German electro-rock veterans the Notwist are returning with their ninth LP,  Close to the Glass, and have shared a video from the record. Directed by London-based creative Yu Sato, the clip for "Kong" features illustrations by Tim Divall, and tells a story pulled from the childhood of lead singer Marcus Acher.  According to the press release, the......read more

China Rats "N.O.M.O.N.E.Y."

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Money is the object in this animated video for the upstart UK rock quartet

Like their early punk forefathers, China Rats' brand of straight-ahead, no-nonsense rock n' roll comes packed with plenty of hooks and just as much attitude. The Leeds, UK foursome called upon British animator/artist Richard Swarbrick to create some visuals for "N.O.M.O.N.E.Y.", a blistering two-minute track that captures the perennial frustration of being broke. Swarbrick interpreted the song's......read more

Dirt Farmer "She Shakes"

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Stop-motion and digital collage combine in this excellent video for an upbeat Aussie rock jam

Stuck in the mid-week doldrums? Let this lovingly-crafted, good times music video brighten up your day. "She Shakes," an upbeat number from Melbourne pop-rock outfit Dirt Farmer, gets laced with fantastic visuals courtesy of fellow Aussies Jai Kenway and Donna Yeatman, who painstakingly handcrafted the clip using stop-motion animation and digital collage. It was produced by Oh Yeah Wow, a......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

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

Tame Impala, "Elephant"

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Swirling visual effects applied to psych rock stormer

Yoshe Sodeoka must be an Aussie-phile. Fresh off applying his signature washed-out effects to a Canyons track, the New York-based director did a similar favor for their Australian psych compadres, Tame Impala. Here, Sodeoka runs live footage by Aussie creative collective The Silentlights through swirling, analogue-style effects. The kaleidoscopic effects offer a perfect visual......read more

Woods, "Cali in a Cup"

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East coast folk-rockers head to California for some sunshine

Okay, so summer may officially be over, but you can relive some sunny glory with Woods' new video for their excellent "Cali in a Cup" single. Shot by Adarsha Benjamin on actual, real-life film, the vintage-tinged, sun-kissed clip features the band hangning at the beach, performing outdoors, and just plain chilling, Cali-style. Woods' Bend Beyond will be available on......read more

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