In an attempt to be a little more discerning, I have sat on most of these for a while now, rendering them true keepers under the somewhat lofty title of The Best Of The Past Few Months (Or So)… Video Roundup ::
Seattle - The BPA featuring Emmy The Great
Norman Cook, as The BPA, is doing that imported singer/ 808 State/ Chemical Brothers thing these days. Emmy The Great’s vocals work wonders here and the video is currently at number one on my kiddo’s video charts - though they do get freaked out every time Fat Boy’s features rotate into the frame. Cook produces nothing new here, in fact the album “I Think We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat” has been getting particularly bad reviews. But for all the stock beats and musical clichés, previous single “Toe Jam” is excellent and “Seattle” remains a catchy, happy tune… In America:
Video :: Seattle by The BPA feat. Emmy The Great
Song :: Seattle by The BPA feat. Emmy The Great
Fot i Hose – Casiokids
Another popular vid with the kiddos. Infectious, catchy tune and a (moderately) original video concept to boot. And now we know what makes that distinctive fuzzy slartibartfast sound: the mere flicking of a switch (puts my Triangle playing ambitions to shame!) There’s also a hint of surf-guitar. Casiokids are from Norway (the new Sweden).
Video :: Fot i Hose by Casiokids
If I Had A Heart - Fever Ray
Dark and strange, expertly shot offering from Karin Dreijer Andersson, the female half of the Swedish electronica brother-sister act The Knife. Very Knife'ish...
Video :: If I Had A Heart by Fever Ray
If I Had A Heart from Fever Ray on Vimeo.
Airport Surroundings - Loney Dear
Straight ahead pursuit-video from Emil Svanängen’s latest:
Video :: Airport Surroundings by Loney Dear
Hurt Feelings by Flight of the Conchords
New FOTC track continues their winning tradition:
Video :: Hurt Feelings by Flight of the Conchords