Noising Machine Videos will be a series I’ll periodically post featuring recent videos (and some classics) and brief write-ups on them from me. To meet the criteria for appearing as part of Noising Machine Videos, a video must
1. Be a good video
2. Be a good song
Sometimes I might think a video is great, but not the song. Or vice versa. So I have to like both. That’s it! So here we go…
GORILLAZ – “ON MELANCHOLY HILL”
Dir: Jamie Hewlett
Gorillaz’ co-founder Jamie Hewlett directs this nautically-inclined clip for the second single from the band’s excellent Plastic Beach record. Features animated appearances from Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys, Snoop Dogg and others.
YEASAYER – “MADDER RED”
Dir: Andreas Nilsson
Yeasayer’s videos for their sophomore album Odd Blood have thus far been great, and the latest is no exception. Starring the lovely Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) as an aspiring actress with an unconventional pet, “Madder Rose” deftly mixes surreality and sentimentality.
MANIC STREET PREACHERS – “(IT’S NOT WAR) JUST THE END OF LOVE”
Dir: Alex Smith
The video for the first single from the Manics’ new album Postcards From A Young Man features actors Michael Sheen (The Queen, 30 Rock) and Anna Friel (Land Of The Lost, Pushing Daisies) as rival chess champions in this one-take wonder. The band cameo as the judging panel.
I have decided to start an occasional series that spotlights an 80’s video. The videos spotlighted will be rare, unusual,creative or ones that are well-known. So to start off not only the series but the year is, appropriately enough, the video “Theme From 2010” by The Police member Andy Summers. The song is an updated version of “Also Sprach Zarathustra”. The movie which the theme was taken from is the sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s “2001”. The music video incorporates scenes from “2010” and of Andy Summers in a great way. Enjoy!
this is the last song off of his latest album, None Shall Pass. the extra “hidden” track, “Pigs”, is included in this mp3 cuz i was too lazy to chop it off. it’s good too, though. artwork by Jeremy Fish.
aesop rock. probably my favorite hip-hop artist of all time. i’ve been yelled at about this before, usually by people who only like one or two of his albums, but i honestly find his work to be much more interesting and fun to listen to, on a whole, than any other hip-hop artist i’ve heard. his first two albums were self-financed (which i can admire, for obvious reasons) in the late 90s before getting signed to Mush in 2000. “Coffee” features John Darnielle from The Mountain Goats and production from long time collaborator, Blockhead. check out this post for more mountain goats/aesop rock team ups.
79 videos, almost 800 subscribers. My most watched video was the Guinness World Records clip where the man took off his prosthetic face. It had over 3 million views, and I had 2 other Guinness videos with around 2 million views. And 2 of these videos were in the Top 50 for most views in their category. Ironically it was Guinness that made me lose my account. They claimed copyrights to the videos and after 3 strikes you’re out. Anyways, enough of this self absorbed, mushy talk. It’s back to watching other people’s copyright infringing videos.
"Being Strangled" b/w "Us Mere Mortals" (02/08/11)
"Billy and the Black Spot Under an Ugly Moon" (01/11/11)
"Radio Prohibidas" b/w "Never Know" (01/11/11)
"Merry Christmas (Don't Forget To Write)" (12/25/10)
"I'll Take The Bullet For You" b/w "Zenith/Nadir" (12/14/10)
"Warholism (Is Polaroiding)" b/w "Among The Saints" (11/09/10)
"Frantic Prayer" b/w "Kicking The Tires" (10/12/10)
"Gravitational Collapse" b/w "Carcinogenic Kiss" (9/14/10)