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Music August, 31 2012

The 5 Best New Music Videos Of The Week – Chairlift, Allah-Lahs and More

We’re back with our third round-up of what we consider to be the most interesting new music video releases of the week. This week have five new picks for you, with a few slightly more obscure music videos from the likes of the Allah-Lahs, Ultraista, Barbara Morgenstern, Chairlift and Sleigh Bells.

Enjoy the selection below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Allah-Las – Busman’s Holiday Dir. Sinuhe Xavier
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpRh5bChBSM
This whole shebang could be an extended Replay advert with the abundance of Bokeh shots, unfurled American Highway and trippy Mojave night.

Ultraista – Bad Insect
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjOsYpQ7J_s
Eye-popping visuals show what could easily be a fusion of Keith Flint from the Prodigy and Warhol’s Marilyn prints.

Barbara Morgenstern – Sweet Silence (Dir. Lillevan)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUSVMNH5YGI
Beautiful soundscapes accompanied by beautiful visuals from the Berlin-based team of Morgenstern and Lillevan.

Chairlift – I Belong In Your Arms (Dir. Caroline Polachek & Eric Epstein)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RRc0T3l1Co
With the release of Chairlift’s ‘Something’ in Japan earlier this week, the Synthpop Brooklynites recorded a Japanese version of record standout ‘I Belong In Your Arms.’ As zainy as the Japanese market is, there’s no doubt this video will nestle in nicely. This version would also be perfect for the karaoke scenes in ‘Lost In Translation’.

Sleigh Bells – End Of The Line (Dir. Derek Miller & Gregory Kohn)

Known for their crashing guitars and wild live shows, this is about as tender as Sleigh Bells will get. About the passing of Derek’s father, the New Yorkers have reeled in their usual calamitous behaviour in favour of a more subdued approach for this video. However I just can’t help but rue that constant hi-hat over-riding the arrangement.

Words: Jack Stone

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