Similar to our weekly collection of MP3s, we decided to start ranking each week’s best videos. So, from here on out, our favorite weekly videos will be ordered in quality from 10-1. Who reigns champ this week? Grab some popcorn, sit back, and find out.
10. CHVRCHES Recover
Synth-pop meets J.J. Abrams style visuals in CHVRCHES’ video for Recover. While it doesnt tell the most fascinating story, or really any story for that matter, its still gorgeous to look at. The Recover EP is out March 26th.
09. Tawaih TEARdrop
Tawaihs blend of powerful vocals and emotional tales make for an exhaustive combination, and in this video for TEARdrop, those heavy habits come crashing down on this singer/songwriter. Watch as she struggles to keep her head above water, battling with ghosts of the past and fears of the future.
08. Nerves Junior Goodnight Nobody
Goodnight Nobody is the kind of painful, aching melodic track that serves as Zach ORenicks tutorial for how melancholy can plague a person. In the tracks video, watch as the band performs both live and in studio. Nerves Juniors are working on a new album, but if you just cant wait for the follow up to 2011s As Bright As Our Night, go ahead and pick up the new Craters EP.
07. Metz Crystallized (NSFW)
Punk rockers METZ better have a good legal, because I did not see a seizure warning before this video and now my eyes are bleeding and my left leg is twitching. Drugs are bad, kids.
06. Conveyor – “Woolgatherer
Conveyor’s video for Woolgatherer makes me feel like those two dozen cheese stuffed pretzels I ate last week were a bad idea after all. File this clip under: mens body appreciation.
05. Autre Ne Veut – “Play By Play”
As big brother style surveillance becomes ever more pervasive in this land of freedom, Autre Ne Veut’s video for Play By Play takes those hollow CCTV clips a step further, plastering them around an underground karaoke club. But, as with any good video, its the artist who is squarely at the center. Anxiety, his sophomore album, is out now on Software.
04. Phoenix – “Entertainment
In the video for Entertainment, Phoenix look to Korean culture for inspiration. Patrick Daughters directs this bizarre clip, which features everything from K-Pop stars to children choirs. Yes, it begs to be seen. Bankrupt! is out April 23rd via Glassnote Records.
03. UMO – “Swim And Sleep (Like a Shark)
There are countless things of note in the latest video from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, but theres something about the spray painted walls that is just… indescribable. Oh, did I mention theres a puppet masturbating within the first five seconds? Yeah. II is out now.
02. Lapalux – Without You
Black holes. Gimp suits. Shower scenes. Mustard colored bedspreads. The latest video from Lapalux is very NSFW, meaning its very hard to look away.
01. Beach House Wishes
In one of the most unusual videos of the year, Eric Wareheim takes Beach House’s Wishes and turns it into the most surreal halftime show. It begs to be watched again and again, for both the music and the imagery, but it’s Ray Wises deadpan performance that steals the show.