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Apr 16, 2012

BEATS ANTIQUE Gets Arty & More From Streaming Coachella

After their very groovy and a little bit crazy set at Coachella this past weekend, Ivan Landau‘s video for Oakland band Beats Antique is well worth a check out. The vid uses some very cool motion graphics and is put together with a slickness lacking in a lot of this sort of work. Check it out above.

While I didn’t actually attend Coachella this year, I was blown away by the badass streaming site the concert put together. Dozens of acts had their entire shows live online for free. Now I’ve been to Coachella more times than I’ve missed it in the last decade, but as the hassles of a three day music fest begin to scare down the benefits, the rise of this sort of festival experience gets me super excited. It was so cool to watch the Dre and Snoop set and get to be part of the fun of the guest stars and banter — without the hassle. Never feeling like your missing out is just a click away.

Another incredible benefit of the streaming festival is the potential for new music discovery. There is always a give and take at Coachella (and the like) between seeing bands you dig, taking chances on new bands, and spending your time drinking by the pool to just arrive later. I had barely heard the name of We Were Promised Jetpacks when I tuned in on Friday afternoon. The chance I’d have been on site by then woulda been slim. But they absolutely killed it! (This year’s Tame Impala? I’ve included a couple videos after the jump.) I was so impressed I immediately bought tickets to their show at the Echo on Tuesday (a show which quickly sold out after that performance). Sure you could go out and watch videos for each of the 200+ acts, but jumping around a live festival is a way more interactive way of experiencing it.

The Coachella Site already has some highlights from Day 1 up. I imagine Day 2 and 3 acts will be showing up shortly. The At The Drive-In show is not to be missed. I can’t tell you how many times I watched that shitty cell phone vid from Cut Copy last summer. If only that show had been archived online. But the coolest part about Streaming Coachella 2012? It all happens again next weekend.

Thx Mike for the music video link above.

Check out some vids

Posted by enderzero at 11:41am on Apr. 16, 2012    
Oct 25, 2011

Cannot get enough Youth Lagoon


I cannot get enough of this song Montana by the band Youth Lagoon. The video by Tyler Williams is pretty damn fitting as well. I haven’t heard their album yet but the song is rocking my world.

Thanks Derbs for the rec as always.

Check out Pitchfork for more on the song and vid.


Posted by enderzero at 11:09pm on Oct. 25, 2011    
Jun 9, 2011

Bijou Phillips Gets Bloody in Broken Social Scene Vid

No it’s not a feature or even a TV pilot, but it’s still pretty fun to watch Bijou Phillips tear into her lover with an axe in this gory video for Broken Social Scene‘s “Sweetest Kill.” I’ve had a sweet spot for her since James Toback’s criminally under-seen Black & White (“I was at the libary”) so it’s at least nice to see she’s still alive. The video is directed by up and coming director Claire Edmondson who also directed this very NSFW video for the band Austra. Put these two videos together and we might have a TV pilot after all.

Posted by enderzero at 9:53pm on Jun. 9, 2011    
Apr 12, 2011

Hollerado’s Americanarama Video is Quite Clever

A little good ol human pixilation – with a few very ingenuitive twists – and executed to perfection. This video by Greg Jardin won the Jury Prize for Best Music Video at last month’s SXSW.

Posted by enderzero at 1:50pm on Apr. 12, 2011    
Feb 21, 2011

Kanye’s Incredible All of the Lights Video

Kanye West’s Rihanna starring track All of the Lights now has a video as incredible as the song is courtesy of superstar director Hype Williams. The seizure inducing text is certainly a nod to the opening credits of last year’s Enter the Void – maybe the best opening credits of all time. I love the simplicity of the feature shots with Kanye, Rihanna, and Cudi (especially Rihanna’s… damn!). All in all one of the best videos I’ve seen in some time.

For best results put, this thing on full screen 1080p and get your face real close to the screen. Or if you have one of those Virtual Reality helmets kicking around, that’ll work too.

Thx Brooke!

Posted by enderzero at 12:59am on Feb. 21, 2011    
Sep 3, 2010

The Wilderness Downtown

If there is one thing that will always get a blog post, it is an innovative interactive music video. You gotta seriously hand it to The Arcade Fire for their The Wilderness Downtown vid. A little Chrome + personalized G.Maps + HTML5 = very cool.

Thx Matt

Posted by enderzero at 5:39pm on Sep. 3, 2010    
Aug 13, 2010

Broken Bells – An Interactive Journey

It isn’t quite revolutionary, but it is a cool idea for an interactive music vid.


Posted by enderzero at 1:30pm on Aug. 13, 2010    
Jun 4, 2010

Black Keys’ Next Girl

Been a while since I posted a music vid but I’ve been crushing on this clever diddy from the Black Keys. Gotta love the film stock and the album is SOLID.

Much love rock+bacon

Posted by enderzero at 10:27am on Jun. 4, 2010    
Mar 3, 2010

Double Digits!!

World soccer teams take to the field today in celebration of the countdown reaching double digits. 99 days to the Copa Mundial!!

This anthem is pretty sick.

Posted by enderzero at 2:13pm on Mar. 3, 2010    
Nov 16, 2009

Symphony of Science = Web Videos of the Year

Musician John Boswell has come up with an incredible project he calls The Symphony of Science. He remixes and auto-tunes scientific greats rapping about the universe and what results is truly as fantastic as the subjects they discuss. The songs are so great the Jack White has even released the single on 7 inch. Both the track above and the second track are available to download from the SoS site. Can’t wait for more.

Thx Derbs for the knowledge.

Posted by enderzero at 11:51am on Nov. 16, 2009    
Aug 13, 2009

The Ballad of GI Joe

Wow amazing video from Cha Ching! How the hell did they get the likes of Julianne Moore, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Crudup, Vinnie Jones and Henry Rollins?

Thx Sasha for the link and congrats to your bros.

Posted by enderzero at 1:46pm on Aug. 13, 2009    
Jul 10, 2009

Fun with Synchronized Webcams

Japanese band Sour employed an army of fans with webcams for this very innovative video.

Nice find ADK.

Posted by enderzero at 3:57pm on Jul. 10, 2009    
Jun 5, 2009

Cold War Kids change the world

Cold War Kids Enough

Wow! The interactive video for the Cold War Kids’ great track I’ve Seen Enough just pushed the limits for anything I’ve ever seen as far as videos go. Click the colors on the top to chose from 4 different instrument per band member or click them to mute them altogether. This lets the user remix the song and video on the fly. Incredible! I could play with this thing all day.


Thx Timoney!

Posted by enderzero at 11:37am on Jun. 5, 2009    
Apr 29, 2009

The Tarantino Mixtape – by Eclectic Method

Wow – an extremely cool mashup of Tarantino flicks. Fantastic editing of music, sound and video. Worth watching all the way through (how cool is the drumming around 5′?!).

I haven’t checked out Eclectic Method’s other stuff but I’m gonna have to soon.

Posted by enderzero at 9:56am on Apr. 29, 2009    

Search and Rescue

I have never seen tilt-shift applied to a video but the effect is f-ing awesome. More about the project here.

Posted by enderzero at 9:44am on Apr. 29, 2009    
Nov 15, 2008

Literal Vids

I just got turned on (thx seƱor cohen) to this great trend of dubbing classic videos with a literal narrative of the wacky videos. Just YouTube “literal video” for more.

Posted by enderzero at 10:36am on Nov. 15, 2008    
Jul 14, 2008

Do The Dee Ey En See Ee

I may be 10 months late to the party but this video for Justice’s D.A.N.C.E is S.I.C.K. Always on the look out for great animation.

Good call Addy.

Posted by enderzero at 11:39pm on Jul. 14, 2008    
Jun 20, 2008

WVotW – it’s been 8 weeks edition

Friday funny is back! Here are a few things I have laughed at over the last 8 weeks. Some are too funny to throw in the mix but I’ll try to get through all this as quick as pie!

Watch som mutha fukin mo’!! (click for more WVotWs)

Posted by enderzero at 2:33pm on Jun. 20, 2008    
Apr 8, 2008

Duffy’s gonna be Huge


A family member once told me I am Welsh. Some small part of me at least and maybe my last name. I know almost nothing about Wales at all – but for some reason I have some Welsh pride.

Duffy is from Wales. She is blowin up in the Isles and has been makin a bit of noise over on this side very recently. She has definitely been getting the Amy Winehouse comparison (probably mostly because of her single ‘Mercy’) – but upon listening to more of her tracks I don’t think I agree. Her angelic voice and retro sound are fantastic and if that isn’t enough, she is a mega babe. My prediction – she’s gonna be huge.

Check out her set from KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic at SXSW.

Mercy (US Version)
Mercy (Less exciting UK Vers.)

Photo by PaulJay

Posted by enderzero at 3:34pm on Apr. 8, 2008    
Apr 3, 2008

Who’s these ‘Kids?’

This pretty damn sick spec (not commissioned or paid for by the band) video for “Kids” by MGMT is by up and coming young director Jon Salmon. Props man this vid is dope …and what a great song to pick.

Check out the comments conversation. Is that foxy youngin singing along in the KISS getup with the ponytail a lass or a lad? You make the call…

Answer after the jump…

Posted by enderzero at 3:24pm on Apr. 3, 2008