Four fantastic music videos

I know, music videos seem both lowbrow and yesterday. But these four are great.

1. Fluid dynamics @ 7000fps with postrock. You might find you are unexpectedly crying.

Team Ghost – High Hopes from 16ar on Vimeo.

2. For moviegoers and designers, this is a great “speculative video” made of mock film titles over my favorite Canadian rapper, Buck 65.

BUCK 65 “Superstars Don’t Love” from Travis Hopkins on Vimeo.

3. Speaking of Canada, Spanish video production outfit CANADA produces fantastic videos with an aesthetic which is retro, kitschy, erotic and unsettling. Perhaps better examples of their peculiar style are found in their Scissor Sisters, Battles, or Vaccines videos — all of which are great — but here’s one that’s safe-for-work, which channels both 60s live-music acts and Michelle Gondry.

Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know from CANADA on Vimeo.

4. And, Best Coast has a video that merges creepy and cutesy beautifully, with slow-motion that brings us back to the first.

I love this video all the more because it reminds me of near-forgotten video I saw just once in the early 90s, a black and white, seemingly one-take video of firing squad executions in the desert — panning between the condemned stage right, the shooters stage left and the deadpan lovesong singer center foreground… Google and Bing have failed me. Anyone?

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