Top 10 Videos of the Week (9/8)


C1 Top 10 Top 10 Videos of the Week (9/8)

And we’re back everybody! Holy shit, another week has gone by? Good riddance. MORE videos have come into our (hypothetical) hands and there’s a whole lotta swagger going on. As always, we be holding shit down for Cluster 1, always trying to bring you the freshest video content on the web, both artistically and culturally.

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f e e d b a c k – Miracle Fortress

In this candid documentary, Graham Van Pelt, aka Miracle Fortress, sat down to talk with Side B. This time, the documentary production squad asked about buzz in the blogosphere, and whether or not it’s important to him, and to artists in general. In the end, you got to keep pushing on through, no matter what.

Frightened Rabbit – “Scottish Winds”

Frightened Rabbit plays an intimate, acoustic version of this track for Invisible Children, which is an interesting charity group. Through film, music, and media, the group raises money and awareness to save child soldiers from Joseph Kony’s rebel war. What we have here is a group of tight shots, in a scenic but remote location, that shows an artist bearing his soul for a good cause.

The Front Bottoms – “Swimming Pool”

At the start of the video, the Front Bottoms state, “There’s comfort in the bottom of a swimming pool,” and I couldn’t agree more. This video also validates that point. The two protagonists go around, diving in random pools while enjoying the summer weather. Everything points back to a moment when we were all innocent, had plenty of free time, and didn’t give a shit if the old lady next door found us swimming in the heat.

I Fall Down

The title to this short is already dark enough, but the imagery is even darker. Combining both 4D Cinema with hand-drawn animation, director Jesse Collett tells the story of a singing frog, who happens to live in a gothic style junkyard. This frog soon comes across a firefly, which gives him a reason to run off into the night, and explore these dark surroundings.

Nerves Junior – “Kale”

Beautiful women seducing members of a band has become such a cliche that it was the crux of This is Spinal Tap. Despite its overuse in the past, director Zach Hart is just the man to bring the concept back. Nerves Junior‘s music video for “Kale” starts out like a simple performance clip. Then the seductresses walk out and begin enticing each band member. They move the instruments away, putting the focus of themselves. The pull between the song and the sexual keeps climbing and never really stops until the end. -Joe Marvilli

OFF! Live at FYF Festival

This past Labor Day weekend was FYF Festival in Los Angeles. Many punk, indie, and electronic acts took the five stages, but few artists rocked as hard as OFF! For those of you unfamiliar, OFF! is Keith Morris’s new project (of Black Flag and Circle Jerks), and here it goes to show why punk will never die.

Sheeped Away

Director Junaid Chundriger stated he was trying to make a cartoon like the ones from our own generation. This is understandable as most cartoons on modern TV are absolutely over-the-top (what happened to Doug and Hey Arnold!, anyhow?). Here is a heartwarming story of a farmer protecting his flock of sheep from aliens. Plus…it’s funny.

They Might Be Giants – “Spoiler Alert”

While They Might Be Giants latest album Join Us is intended for their adult fans, it doesn’t mean they’ve let go of the inner child. In the music video for “Spoiler Alert”, hand puppets sing the words along to the song. It’s a playful, colorful experience that may help those growing kids link into the band’s back catalog.

The Urbanites – “Walking Away”

You know you’re in for a treat with this video once you hear the opening synth riffs. The clip cuts between footage of the Urbanites rocking out, and people shooting at one another in the forest. It’s not like a “battle” necessarily either; it looks more like when Christopher Moltisanti used to knock people off in the first season of The Sopranos.

Wallpaper – “Stupidfacedd”

This is definitely one of the coolest videos that has been sent to me via email since that clip I got in 5th grade where the chimp passes out sniffing himself. Wallpaper’s “Stupidfacedd” will soon be bumping in every college party/teenage girl’s car within the next month, but its video far surpasses the track. Basically, we follow that guy around for a night of sex, debauchery, and partying. Plus, who doesn’t want a Super Soaker filled with Four Loko.