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Music September, 28 2012

The 5 Best New Music Videos Of The Week – Azealia Banks, Crystal Castles & More

This week we’ve had a slight lull in the music video domain. However, that’s not to say we haven’t got a selection of great videos for all your viewing fancies. Azealia has released yet another great set of visuals, Crystal Castles have re-entered the fray with a bang and Grizzly Bear don’t disappoint either. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Azealia Banks – Luxury (Dir. Clarence Fuller)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAmaaW4d5n0

Azealia is back with her third video in the space of just six weeks. The girl is a machine. Here she takes things back to her native New York and rocks out on the rooftops. Another gem from the young Harlemite, both aurally and visually.

Crystal Castles – Plague (Footage from Andrzej Zulawski’s ‘Possesion’)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxVm2_ojQtk

Combining footage from an 80s Polish horror film with a deeply intense, pulsating track, Crystal Castles have made a bold return with their first release in two years. Creepy as shit.

Charli XCX – So Far Away (Dir. Ryan Andrews)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl-dHrVlqW4#!

This one plays out like a thick, lucid Nintendo dream. With Disney princesses in front of swirling backdrops filled with tie-dye colours, Andrews’ direction is truly an ode to the internet age.

Grizzly Bear – Yet Again (Dir. Emily Kai Bock)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuG9i5cwGW0#!

Grizzly Bear take us on a journey through the eyes of a young ice skater. After falling through the ice she washes up at a carnival at closing time. An original concept with an intense denouement.

Alabama Shakes – I Ain’t The Same (Dir. Jane Pollard)

Musicianship at its finest. Simple, clean and bluesy as hell.

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