Posted in music | video on November 17, 2007

Muppets

Tough call, but I think I'm going to have to vote for Escort to win this year's Plug "Music Video of the Year". Check out all twelve of the nominated videos below....

Escort - All Through The Night

Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass

Bat For Lashes - Whats a Girl To Do

Battles - Atlas

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Our Hell

José González - Down The Line

Justice - D.A.N.C.E (Version Finale)

Liars - Plaster Casts Of Everything

Maximo Park - Our Velocity (from Our Earthly Pleasures)

Menomena - Rotten Hell

St Vincent - Jesus Saves, I spend

The Shins - Phantom Limb

Who got snubbed? (remember, it has to be "indie" - hence, no Feist)

Related...
* Statler & Waldorf for Halloween
* 2008 Plug Award Nominees - Voting is open
* RCRD LBL is giving away a new D.A.N.C.E. remix
* RCRD LBL is giving away a new Jose Gonzalez track
* Menomena like the Muppets too
* Emily Haines just played Webster Hall
* Battles just played Webster Hall

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Comments (25)

This is actually a good list, save "Phantom Limb" and that Bat for Lashes one, that's basically like Karma Police on a bicycle.

It seems kind of old now, but you gotta vote for Justice... or maybe just write-in "Umbrella"

Posted by Jeans Fitter, Happier | November 17, 2007 6:09 PM

i want to violate emily in the worst ways

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2007 7:43 PM

maximo park ftw

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2007 8:04 PM

I guess you have to have at least one animal mask, animal puppet, or animal costume to be nominated?

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2007 10:30 PM

Battles FTW forever.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2007 1:06 PM

Aesop Rock - "Coffee" is my pick, put it up!

Posted by Factor | November 18, 2007 1:13 PM

i really like the shins, the maximo mpark and the justice video. legit.

Posted by Mandy | November 18, 2007 2:37 PM

i can't believe they left out grizzly bear's Knife video, the most fucked up, unique awesome video I've seen in ages

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2007 3:19 PM

I'm also confounded that Grizzly's video for Knife isn't being considered!

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2007 3:26 PM

escort.

Posted by Renzo | November 18, 2007 4:43 PM

wow good call on the Tim Williams video. that's a really nice video

Posted by roit | November 18, 2007 5:22 PM

Marissa Nadler - Bird On Your Grave


missing...

Posted by Nando | November 18, 2007 9:03 PM

Marissa Nadler - Bird On Your Grave


missing...

Posted by Nando | November 18, 2007 9:03 PM

parts & labor put out a sick video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwCFP1qyz9k

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2007 10:34 PM

Most of those videos aren't very good. Not complaining, because truth is, with the falling profits post-P2P explosion, the video budgets have gone away completely. At least for US artists. All gloss, no concept, or boringly twee.

Posted by Chris | November 19, 2007 1:59 AM

how are you going to complain about video budgets going away, and then talk about too much gloss?

Don't you think they'd have less gloss?

I'm all about lo-fi videos. I don't need special effects and shit filmed on navy ships to be entertained.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2007 2:23 AM

Jarvis Cocker - Don't Let Him Waste Your Time

It was Grand Theft Jarvis.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2007 5:00 AM

Agreed on the Jarvis nod. I love that video and song. Personally, I like the Bat for Lashes video. It has a Donnie Darko weird vibe about it.

Posted by Greg | November 19, 2007 11:47 AM

I personally think Our Hell should win.
It's freaky awesome.

Posted by amy | November 19, 2007 12:23 PM

Architecture in Helsinki - Heart It Races

Almost as muppety as the escort video, but the song doesn't suck.

There are several good choices here, though. I def. would have put the Aesop Rock and Menomena vids on my list, and hadn't seen the Emily Haines.

Posted by G | November 19, 2007 11:46 PM

holy hail

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2007 10:37 AM

'knife' or 'central and remote" by grizzy bear definitely should have made the cut!

Posted by marya | November 20, 2007 1:25 PM

knife is the best music video i've seen ever

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2007 1:42 PM

Vitriol by Bluejuice. Such a high energy and fun performance.

Posted by Tanner | November 20, 2007 5:58 PM

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