Video of the Day: Matt Stansberry and the Romance, “Brighten It Up” October 26, 2012 |
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Stansberry brings a lot of Oklahoma City into focus in this energetic new video for the title track from his superb classic soul-influenced 2012 album, “Brighten It Up.
Video of the Day: Carly Rae Jepsen and Harvey Keitel, “Call Me Maybe” October 25, 2012 Teen favorite Harvey Keitel performs his ubiquitous Summer 2012 pop sensation with “Mean Streets” star Carly Rae Jepsen. From Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars. Read More
Video of the Day: Stars, “Backlines” October 23, 2012 Stars moved up to the major-indie ATO for “The North,” which was released this summer and is one of the best efforts by this Canadian band led by Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell since their early 00s halcyon days. The video itself calls to mind a late-1980s visual aesthetic, the kind of videos for alternative... Read More
Kanye Wes October 19, 2012 This is the best Tumblr I’ve seen in weeks, thanks to Matt Price at Nerdage for the heads-up. I think subconsciously I always thought there was a level at which both Kanye West and Wes Anderson could be appreciated simultaneously, but the operator of this Tumblr boiled it down. Nice work — you are a champion in... Read More
“Community” Salutes the October 19th of the Mind, When It Will Apparently Air on NBC October 19, 2012 Fans of “Community,” the long-suffering kind, learned a few weeks ago that, in fact, their favorite sit-com would not be debuting in its scheduled, totally prime Friday Oct. 19 start-up date. Now, “Troy and Abed in the Morning” make a statement on when “October 19″ might be. It turns out, it’s a... Read More
Video of the Day: Coldplay “Hurts Like Heaven” October 08, 2012 This weekend, Coldplay debuts its “Mylo Xyloto” comic at New York Comic-Con, and this latest clip from the year-old album features illustrations and motifs from the book. Read More
Video of the Day: Solange, “Losing You” October 05, 2012 Beyonce’s indie-minded, Of Montreal-collaborating, Dirty Projectors-covering little sister puts forward her best single so far. Chord progression recalls New Order’s more wistful moments (“Thieves Like Us,” “The Perfect Kiss”) and is accompanied by a cool and stylish video shot in South Africa. Read More
Video of the Day: Morrissey covers Frankie Valli’s “To Give (The Reason I Live)” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” October 04, 2012 Morrissey, our contentious and prickly leader, has been covering this 1967 Frankie Valli chestnut for some time, a Mancunian finding his inner Jersey Boy. This performance took me back to Mozza’s unforgettable show at the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center, and it restates why SPM is one of the greats. Read More
Video of the Day: Ultraista, “Smalltalk” October 03, 2012 Nigel Godrich, esteemed producer of — oh, let’s see — Radiohead’s entire discography from 1995′s “The Bends” onward, Beck’s “Sea Change,” the “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” soundtrack, Pavement’s “Terror Twilight” and other essentials, is leader of this new band with drummer Joey... Read More
Video of the Day: GWAR covers Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son” on “AV Undercover” October 02, 2012 Via The AV Club, Odorus Urungus, new guitarist Pustulus Maximus and the rest of the cast of “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure” perform the old Kansas warhorse from 1976′s “Leftoverture,” making a significant argument that this version should be played at the opening of “Supernatural” season... Read More
Video of the Day: Bat for Lashes, “All Your Gold” October 01, 2012 The countdown begins: “The Haunted Man” is released three weeks from tomorrow on Oct. 23, and this second video from the album will undoubtedly stoke the anticipation. Read More
Video of the Day: Wayne Coyne, Biz Markie, Mark Mothersbaugh, Jack Black and Jon Heder, “It’s Really Happening” September 20, 2012 It could only be a promo for “Yo Gabba Gabba,” right? They all go together, like gorilla suits and fancy cars. Like poison ivy and cheap electronics. Read More
Video of the Day: First Aid Kit, “Wolf” September 19, 2012 Klara and Johanna Söderberg of First Aid Kit get run through the kaleidoscopic filters and chased by Wicker Man-style pagan wolf priests or something in this clip for the excellent new single — not included on the duo’s second album, “The Lion’s Roar.” All highly recommended. Read More
Video of the Day: Cat Power “Cherokee” September 17, 2012 Chan Marshall fights the zombie apocalypse with laser guns, a.k.a. silver-painted super soakers, in this first video from “Sun. Read More
Video of the Day 2: Ben Folds Five and the cast of ‘Fraggle Rock,’ “Do It Anyway’ September 17, 2012 Via Nerdist, Ben Folds, Darren Jessee and Robert Sledge’s first new album in 13 years, “The Sound of the Life of the Mind,” hits stores tomorrow, and to celebrate, the Fraggles cavort with Rob Corddry and Anna Kendrick. BTW, stick around for the last 30 seconds. Read More
Music Review: Cat Power, “Sun” (Matador) September 14, 2012 Rating: 80 Chan Marshall took an elliptical path to recording “Sun,” her first Cat Power album in six years. Originally, Marshall entered the studio to record a batch of pre-2000 songs, only to sideline those archival compositions when all-new material began to develop during the sessions. But then, as... Read More
Music Review: David Byrne and St. Vincent, “Love This Giant” (4AD/Todo Mundo) September 14, 2012 Rating: 83 In its style and its substance, David Byrne and St. Vincent’s “Love This Giant” sounds exactly like its constituent parts, with neither party dominating and each working to complement the other’s undeniable strengths. True, Byrne and Tulsa-born Annie Clark are both oddball experimentalists who... Read More
Video of the Day: David Byrne and St. Vincent perform “Who” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” September 11, 2012 Anything I could say about this would feel superfluous, but let it be said anyway: these two belong together. There is nothing about “Love This Giant” that suggests a mere casual one-off. Read More
Honeylark featuring Fiawna Forte debuts new video, “Afternoon” September 11, 2012 Natalie Houck and Fiawna Forte perform parallel actions in this superb debut video, directed by Nathan Poppe. Honeylark’s debut album will be released early next year. From the sound of things, the process is rolling along smartly. – Lang Honeylark + Fiawna Forte - "Afternoon" (Official Music Video) from... Read More
Video of the Day: The Cast of “Mad Men,” “Never Gonna Give You Up” September 05, 2012 You know the rules, and so do I. Read More
Staticblog" is a repository for the musings and harangues of Assistant Entertainment Editor George Lang, featuring indie music videos, movie news.
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