A music video shot entirely from an iPhone

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Music on Tuesday 14 January 2014

Roderick Smith, or better known as North Arm, is an Australian musician who has found an economic way to creating simple but artistic music videos: he used his iPhone. Locked Gate is the most recent single and music video from the Thought Lines EP. Watching the home made video makes you feel you’re looking at […]

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Where The Whales Sleep: music video for Zen Death Squad

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By Contributions in New Music on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Zen Death Squad are a trio of young producers and multi-instrumentalists creating dark widescreen textures and cinematic atmospheres. Their new single, Where The Whales Sleep, is part of an upcoming trilogy released over the coming months, each with an accompanying video and artwork, and is available for free download from their website. The video was […]

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From single-celled organism to obese kid in less than 4 minutes

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Friday 24 May 2013

Now this is an oldie but goodie. Scientific American recently reminded us of this fantastic creation by Hammer & Tongs’ Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith that condenses human evolution — from a protozoa to an obese kid — into the tight space of FatBoy Slim’s ‘Right Here Right Now’ music video Most of the creatures […]

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Entertainment: the epic new music video from Phoenix

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Friday 26 April 2013

The video for Entertainment, the first single from Phoenix’s album Bankrupt!, is a dozen Asian soap operas mashed together to create the most epic visual experience possible. I love all the colours and confusing drama. Even though the song lyrics are in English, Phoenix masterfully creates the feeling of confusion typically experienced while watching a foreign film.

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British Sea Power’s Machineries Of Joy video

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Saturday 6 April 2013

British Sea Power’s new music video for their song Machinery Of Joy is everything I want right now as spring fever begins to hit where I live. The relaxing shots of a sweater-wearing, dark haired girl riding through the country side makes me want to stop being productive and go for a long bike ride. […]

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Stunning stop-motion music video for Sad Feel by Eiko

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By Joyce de Gruiter in Video on Thursday 21 March 2013

This is a handmade stop-motion video with over 600 photos by Amsterdam-based artist Elza Jo for the debut single, Sad Feel, by Eiko, a Japanese singer songwriter. The volume of images in the video hits like an automatic machine gun. Magical.

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Music Video: Wasps by Emperor Yes

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By Annie Churdar in Video on Thursday 14 February 2013

Emperor Yes just released their debut single Wasps and the music video is fantastic. It’s mash of 80s and 90s horror flicks, nerd chic, and Japanese foreign film. The playful synth soundtrack may be a bit too happy for a gory wasp attack, but it creates a nice contrast. Somehow the band’s writhing and flinching […]

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New Alt-J video shows body parts working in reverse

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By Scott Tulay in New Music on Thursday 22 November 2012

Situs invertus is a condition when someone’s internal organs are inverted. But at least you can’t see this strange condition on the outside. This new video for recent Mercury Prize winners Alt-J (symbol for delta on a Mac) imagines limbs and body parts in reverse, and the result is like a car wreck that I […]

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Sad Song: the new music video for the band Madrid

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By Stefan Fahler in New Music on Wednesday 21 November 2012

This is the first clip from Madrid, the new project of Adriano Cintra of Fame and Marina Vello of Bonde de Role. I have been looking forward to it since one of their earlier collaborations on a cover version of Freak le Boom Boom by Gretchen kept ringing in my ears for a long time. […]

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Thistle: awesome music video by Hundred Waters

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By Callum Twigger in New Music on Friday 21 September 2012

The Pinata’s doom is a cruel metaphor for determinism. It’s pretty much a Christ-figure for the cruelty of children; a sacrifice consecrated to violence and gluttony by millions of nine-year-olds at birthdays across the planet. Florida four-piece Hundred Waters’s video for the single Thistle celebrates the liberation of the beast and its subsequent existential meandering. […]

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Sunsick: new music video by Fort Lean

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By Piera Tocci in Video on Thursday 20 September 2012

This video for the latest track, Sunsick, from BK-based band Fort Lean off their soon to be released EP, Change Your Name, will definitely make you feel those familiar twinges of nostalgia for Summer and possibly a few guilt pangs for all the partying you did. Directed by Ethan Berger, this video combines the weird […]

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New music by Scandinavian high school band Samaris

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By Scott Tulay in New Music on Thursday 20 September 2012

As reported by NPR, these three high school musicians won the annual Iceland Music Experiments last year in Reykjavik, and produced Hljóma Þú EP with 20 free hours of studio time. With obvious Icelandic comparisons to Bjork and Mum, I love how these guys bring the clarinet to the forefront of Scandinavian electronic music. The […]

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New music by Future Islands

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By Karla Courtney in New Music on Wednesday 19 September 2012

The world of ‘alternative/new-wave pop’ is so saturated that it’s really all just ‘pop’. And then there are the Roxy Music-ish vocals and sprawling, melo 70s synthesizer jams of North Carolina’s Future Islands that make you feel different enough to rock an asymmetrical haircut and ride a unicycle. They’re visiting Australia for the first time […]

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The Grassy Knoll: new music by Bob Green

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By Daniel Edlen in New Music on Wednesday 12 September 2012

Bob Green creates driving music and mesmerizing videos. His noise is perfect to listen to while I’m painting Vinyl Art with its rhythm and bite. In a moment of synchronicity online, I met him through MySpace. Yeah. MySpace. And we became friends. He gave me records. I gave him a painting. I love the Internet.

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White Doves by Young Empire: an interactive music video

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By Karla Courtney in Video on Wednesday 5 September 2012

Yes, I know Arcade Fire and others have been there done that with the interactive music video, but this one is more ‘Museum of Me‘ and less ‘I know where you live’, using Facebook connect to pull your own images into the song’s story (AF used Google maps to zoom in on your house).

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