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Music August, 23 2013

The 5 Best New Music Videos of the Week – Mount Kimbie, Alt-J & More

Enjoy this week’s roundup of the top five music videos the blogosphere had to offer. From Chicago to the boondocks, these videos all come with very different ideas and storylines executed wonderfully by their respective directors.

STRFKR – While I’m Alive (Dir. David Fine)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoX9WIM6OoY

Portland natives STRFKR have teamed up with David Fine to create a hilarious video for the new single, “While I’m Alive.” Initially “Tuxedo Shorts” creeped me out way too much, however all becomes clear as things unfurl.

Mount Kimbie – Home Recording (Dir. Anthony Dickenson)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8YPaW3ExNo

I was so excited when I first heard “Home Recording” was set to be the latest single released from Cold Spring Fault Less Youth. Immediately this album opener resonated with me and Dickenson has somehow managed to interpret the audio and convert it into a perfect visual match.

Temples – Keep In The Dark (Dir. Abbie Stephens)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99U9-zRHXf0#t=145

Temples are single-handedly putting Britain back on the psychedelic rock map and I couldn’t be happier about that. With Tame Impala and GOAT pretty much owning the genre for the past few years it’s refreshing to witness a different approach and perspective from the Northamptonshire boys.

Spiritualized – I Am What I Am (Dir. AG Rojas)

Rory Culkin (Maculey’s little brother) stars in the third video Rojas has directed for the band. And I thought my life sucked…

Alt-J – Taro (Dir. Melissa Murray)

Directed by Melissa Murray of The Ghetto Film School, this story takes inspiration from Robert Capa and his companion and partner Gerda Taro, who tragically died whilst covering the Spanish Civil War.

“When I heard alt-J’s ‘Taro,’ Chicago was the first location I thought to capture the energy in the song,” says Melissa Murray. “I wanted to put a spotlight on the violence that is going on there and have real faces to go along with those statistics. Having Capa and Taro’s story shown through the eyes of two young Chicagoan kids will hopefully hit home to those who have no idea what’s going on there.”

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