Videos

Video Power: Instiga – Mariachi

Artist: Instiga Song: “Mariachi” If you don’t remember Instiga, our favorite band from São Paulo, Brazil, you are missing out. Great indie pop, unique South American flavor. And if you want to know more about them, we conveniently have an interview with them in Issue 19, which you can back order! Huzzah!

Video Power: Massive Attack – Saturday Come Slowly

Artist: Massive Attack Song: “Saturday Come Slowly” (from Heligoland) Leave it up to Massive Attack to make something more meaningful out of a music video. In this one, the song takes second stage to the telling of a story about how music and sound were used as a torture/interrogation device at Guantanamo Bay. The song itself goes through a bit … Continue reading Video Power: Massive Attack – Saturday Come Slowly

Video Power: Cute British kids criticize Broken Bells

Broken Bells, if you haven’t been submitting to the music buzz within the past month, is the collaboration of James Mercer from The Shins and Danger Mouse of Gnarls Barkley and mashup-making fame. And, as some sort of marketing ploy that ends up being bravely forthright, they picked up a few cute little British kids with their accents to tell … Continue reading Video Power: Cute British kids criticize Broken Bells

Video Power: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – I Built Myself A Metal Bird

Artist: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Song: “I Built Myself a Metal Bird” (from the album Kollaps Tradixionales) It’s not too often bands use a live version of a song for their video. An interesting choice that works fairly well. Not sure why the audience is so grumpy though. Kollaps Tradixionales came out last week and is, perhaps, the … Continue reading Video Power: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – I Built Myself A Metal Bird

Video Power: Eluvium – The Motion Makes Me Last

Artist: Eluvium Song: “The Motion Makes Me Last” (from the album Similes) Eluvium is known for his signature ambient drones and soundtrack-esque climactic instrumentals. Similes is his first foray into using vocals and percussion in his music and, if you ask me, it’s working for him. Paired up with a crisp, single-shot, panning landscape of his hometown of Portland, Oregon, … Continue reading Video Power: Eluvium – The Motion Makes Me Last

Video Power: Pelican – Final Breath

Artist: Pelican Song: “Final Breath” (from the album What We All Come To Need) Heavy on the art direction, light on the storyline. Probably how all music videos should be. Also, who’s a little weirded out hearing vocals in a Pelican song? It sounds great so I’m not complaining, but whoa!