Happy Friday. Another week has gone by, and with it a number of new visuals to the soundtrack of 2013 have hit the web. In no particular order, we countdown five of the best videos of the week.
Vampire Weekend – Diane Young
Earlier this week Vampire Weekend have released the music video for “Diane Young,” and it remains one of the best of the past seven days. Director Primo Kahn gives us one clear message with this one, and that is that it is entirely possible to smoke weed out of a saxophone.
100s – 1999
The video for Berkeley rapper 100s standout Ice Cold Perm cut “1999” harkens back to a time when waterbeds were all the rage and pimp rap was still a burgeoning genre. That said, silky-haired 100s is a true modern day player with a flawless flow. Don’t sleep.
Waxahatchee – Coast to Coast
Waxahatchee’s “Coast to Coast” makes us want to go jump in a lake. Directed by Ryan Russell, the video for the Cerulean Salt track looks a lot like a perfect summer day. The Waxahatchee’s album itself is a great one too, so if you haven’t given it a spin, please indulge.
Mykki Blanco – Initiation
The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art are behind the mind-bending video for New York artist Mykki Blanco’s “Initiation.” Directed by Ninian Doff, the artsy, macabre clip features a two-faced Blanco parading through a surreal world. Perfect weekend watching.
Kurt Vile – KV Crimes
Today Kurt Vile dropped the video for his Wakin on a Pretty Daze track “KV Crimes.” Directed by comedian Tom Scharpling, Vile takes to the street of his hometown of Philadelphia before chowing down on hoagie sandwiches. In other news: August 28 has officially been named Kurt Vile Day in Philadelphia by the city’s mayor. Major respect to king Kurt.