Top 10 Videos of the Week (4/26)


staticcloudf Top 10 Videos of the Week (4/26)

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” -Willy Wonka

The Big Pink – “Lose Your Mind”

What starts out as a black and white montage of The Big Pink brooding against a huge slab of concrete, quickly turns into a migraine-induducing rave scene. That’s one way to find your sanity I guess.

Cornershop feat. Izzy Lindqwister – “Who’s Gonna Lite It Up”

Here, Cornershop prove that it doesn’t take a huge budget to turn the deep sea into a psychedelic wonderland. James Cameron eat your heart out.

Cursive – “Retreat!”

Nebraska natives headed south (Florida to be exact) to record a live version of their classic track for our Off The Avenue series. Be sure to check back next week for more awesome live videos from another one of our favorite artists.

Foster the People – “Houdini”

When Foster the People fall victim of a horrible accident, it takes some Weekend at Bernie’s level skill to fool a sold out crowd of fans into thinking their indie idols are still alive and kicking. We can rebuild them. We can make them rock!

Ka – “Summer”

Growing up on the streets of Brooklyn can be tough, just ask Jay-Z or Biggie Smalls. Kings County native Ka appears to be no exception to this rule in his new self-directed video. Shot in stark black and white, he broods on lost hommies, inner struggles, and Blow-Pops.

of Montreal – “Spiteful Intervention”

Who would have thought crossing Dali and of Montreal would spawn something mindblowingly trippy?

Portugal. The Man – “All Your Light (Times Like These)”

I’ve never had to live in a trailer park, a fact that I’m immensely grateful for after watching this video. Far too many severed heads for my taste.

The Rapture – “How Deep Is Your Love”

No, this isn’t the latest Tim & Eric sketch, but it’s still one of the stranger concepts for a music video this year. Nevertheless, the clip still comes across as oddly charming and worthy of repeated viewings.

The Spinto Band – “Cookie Falls”

The guys in The Spinto Band are apparently pretty hard to please. Even a well-intentioned Ginger Rogers-esque retro dancer with balloons can’t bring a smile to their faces.

The Very Best – “Yoshua Alikuti”

This parody of Lil’ Wayne’s “A Millie” music video features the slums of Africa rather than cushy trailers and expensive film sets. So what if it’s four years late? I think they’re only up to Tha Carter III in some parts of Africa anyway.