The Resurgence Of Incredible Music Videos Continues

April has appointed herself as determined commander on a lone mission to pin down the finest of this semi-croaking art form in 2011. Spoiler: Surprisingly, we’re halfway through the year and she’s not coming up short.

I’ve appointed myself as determined commander on a lone mission to pin down the finest of this semi-croaking art form in 2011. Spoiler: Surprisingly, we’re halfway through the year and I’m not coming up short.

So far, the spearheaded by Megaforce video for Is Tropical’s “The Greeks” dominates my list of victors. Honestly, you’d have to deposit a large sum of money into my bank account (or send video of yourself doing push-ups against the side of an active volcano) to change my mind about that one. To be clear, the rearmost buy off is most strongly encouraged.

Moreover, here are a couple more deserving of the high ranks.

Well-known experimental music producer/electronic musician, Daedelus, commissioned Joggers to break the seal on his new label, Magical Properties, back in 2009. Only recently did they decide to hook up with director, Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying) on a video for “Nephicide” off of their album, This Great Pressure. Contents are a slice of nightmare for a Bounty commercial mother or anyone adverse to death metal vocals. I, for one, approve their use of traditional corpse paint and ability to “Just Say No” to a Capri Sun from a stranger.

NEPHICIDE by JOGGER from Matthew Robinson on Vimeo.

This one from Felix Cartal (Dim Mak) falls under a category in which I’m wrestling knee-jerk animus feelings for the musician himself, but greatly appreciate his material serving as a soundtrack to the bewitching dreamed up visuals by Director, Josh Forbes. The former has more to do with a direct quote I came across while researching in which he proclaims, “I never liked music until I heard my own.” In an effort to relate on some level, I’ll say that I never liked farts until I smelled my own. Forbes is part of the flourishing collective, More Media, a masterful bunch behind Steve Martin’s latest. He echoes a bit of Chris Cunningham’s steeze and captures the worst that could possibly happen when they’re all out of hard candy in the retirement community.

 

Felix Cartal - World Class Driver (dir. Josh Forbes) from More Media on Vimeo.

By all means, turn me onto your favorites in the comments.

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