Bring Your Own Tissue in This Week’s Holy Hunter of Music Videos

Today we've got vids from Explosions in the Sky, White Mystery and Stealing Sheep. 

Formed in Austin, post-rock five piece Explosions In the Sky have always had an all-embracing narrative style about them rife with music video potential, so it may come as a surprise that the masterstroke below is only their third video ever. This time around they’ve wisely entrusted local Austin filmmakers Peter Simonite (Emmanuel Lubezki’s sidekick/2nd Unit Cinematographer on Tree of Life) and Annie Gunn to interpret “Postcard from 1952." Elucidating upon actual photographs plucked from the era, the seven-minute long opus crescendos with precisely one minute left to dry your eyes before you weep in public (again).

Let me stop you before you mistake the following stop-motion animated ginger for mirroring Brave steez, because that’s actually an accurate portrayal of White Mystery’s human female form. The Chicago-based garage rock sibling duo take the lead as puppets in their Penelope Gazin created video for the track “Rapid Overdrive.” And they would like to thank their eleven-year-old cousin Fernanda for helping with the pyrotechnics. We could all give her a high-five if she had hands.

Liverpool-based three piece Stealing Sheep’s infectious melodies stick harder than that godforsaken goose wallpaper every distant relative still has in their kitchen (seen around the :27 mark). We have Rivkah Gevinson to thank for that, as she’s at the animation helm in their video for a track off their upcoming debut Into the Diamond Sun (set for late May release). Creepy credit also due to the mostly faceless paper dolls and button floods in time with a sound I’ll only refer to as “folktronica” from the safety of my own home.