video round-up (Moby & Wayne Coyne, Twin Shadow, TMBG, QOTSA, Terrible Feelings, Heliotropes, “The Fox” & more)
by Andrew Sacher and Bill Pearis
The Two Amigos: Wayne Coyne & Moby
We’ve already posted a bunch of videos this week like TV on the Radio, PIxies, The Julie Ruin, Passion Pit, Sleigh Bells, Tricky, Night Sins, Placebo, Goldrapp, and more. But unfortunately we don’t get to all the cool videos that come out during the week (or weeks), so here’s our attempt at playing catch-up. Check out videos from Moby & Wayne Coyne, Terrible Feelings, Heliotropes, Twin Shadow covering Bruce Springsteen, Queens of The Stone Age covering Arctic Monkeys, Kitty, They Might Be Giants, and what may be the newest viral YouTube hit, below.
Terrible Feelings – “I Don’t Even Know You”
As mentioned, Sweden’s Terrible Feelings have a new 7″ out now and the’ve just made a video for the a-side. It’s a pretty straight performance peice, letting Manuela Iwansson’s raw, emotional delivery do all the storytelling.
Twin Shadow – “I’m On Fire” (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
Twin Shadow recently began an ongoing covers series called “UNDER THE CVRS,” and he just released his second installment, which is a take on one of The Boss’ more sensual songs, “I’m On Fire.” It’s a good fit for Twin Shadow, whose music is in that realm to begin with, and yet he sexes it up even more.
They Might Be Giants “Your Head’s on Fire”
More fire! (Settle down, Beavis.) You can always count on the Johns to make a fun video and this clip from their new album, Nanobots, is no different. Orange is the New Black’s Lauren Lapkus stars as a girl making dinner for her beau… but little does she know that the food has a life of its own when she’s not looking. This clip isn’t exactly vegan, but it’s cute.
Queens of the Stone Age – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” (Arctic Monkeys cover)
In case you aren’t familiar with Arctic Monkeys and QOTSA’s relationship, some bullet points: QOTSA frontman Josh Homme produced Arctic Monkeys’ 2009 album, Humbug, then AM frontman Alex Turner returned the favor by guesting on QOTSA’s recently released …Like Clockwork, only for Josh to then sing on the upcoming Arctic Monkeys album, AM (which you can stream). Josh loves AM, and Alex loves his part on it. Now the saga continues, with Queens of the Stone Age doing an acoustic cover of one of AM‘s singles, “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Moby – “The Perfect Life” (with Wayne Coyne) Official Video
Moby is set to release a new guest-filled album this month (9/30), and one of those guests is Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, who appears on the track “The Perfect Life.” And if you now anything about Wayne Coyne, you know he’s one for ridiculous videos, so there was no way Moby was going to make a video for this song without Wayne being one of the stars. Moby and Wayne are dressed as Mariachi musicians as they walk through a city of mostly normally-dressed people, save for the king, ninja, and other characters they meet along the way. Oh yeah, and some not dressed people. NSFW.
Heliotropes – “Everyone Else”
Brooklyn’s Heliotropes are a pretty hard rocking group, but “Everyone Else” shows off the band’s softer side, nearing the border of psychedelic folk. Likewise, the video slows down a backyard birthday party just enough to make things trippy
KITTY – “HITTIN LIXX”
A wise person — or Fred Durst — once extolled the virtues of breaking stuff, and Kitty (we still say “Pride” too) does just that in this new video. Mainly plugged-in lightbulbs. Which does look fun — but don’t try this at home. Find an old warehouse like they did. No, seriously, don’t try it.
Ylvis – “The Fox”
And finally, we would be remiss to not include the latest viral sensation blowing up your Facebook and Twitter feeds. Some are calling Ylvis’ “The Fox” the next “Friday” or “Gangam Style,” but seeing how this was made by a Norwegian comedy troupe, the humor seems intentional in this case. And funny it is…for at least the first 50 viewings. How many are you up to?