The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

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In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »

Hundred Waters – “Wave To Anchor” Video

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Hundred Waters released a new album, Communicating, a few months back — their precursor EP, Currency, was one of the best of the year — and today the group has shared a video for the sparkling single “Wave To Anchor.” In it, Nicole Miglis gradually convenes with a group of expressive dancers … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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It’s not on this list, but “Hi Bish” — the new video from Bhad Bhabie, née Danielle Bregoli, née “Cash Me Ousside” girl — fucking rules. She sits in the back of a white convertible, which is being pulled by a while horse, which is in turn being led by a leather gimp. More »

Stream Moses Sumney Aromanticism And Watch His “Lonely World” Video

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After patiently honing his craft for a few years, the gifted Los Angeles singer-songwriter Moses Sumney has finally released his debut album, Aromanticism. It’s out today via Jagjaguwar, and you can read all about it in our feature interview with Sumney. The album sees Sumney exploring the merits of isolation through a visionary blend … More »

Austra – “Future Politics” Video

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Austra - "Future Politics" VideoAustra are following up 2014’s Habitat EP next month with a new album called Future Politics. Lead single “Utopia” cracked our 5 Best Songs Of The Week list when it was released, and the LP’s title track is just as good, a burbling synthetic banger that comes along with a music video from … More »

Moses Sumney – “Worth It” Video

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Moses Sumney - "Worth It" VideoThe oh-so-soulful Moses Sumney drops sparingly, but when he does it’s usually something gorgeous. “Worth It” is a song he’s been performing for a while now, but even after sitting with it a couple years it’s aged like it was dipped in a fountain of youth. Sumney floats effortlessly into his textured falsetto to express … More »

Billie Marten – “Lionhearted” Video

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Billie Marten - "Lionhearted" VideoExcellent British teen folk darling Billie Marten seemingly couldn’t make a song that wasn’t beautiful if she tried. Her debut full-length effort, Writing Of Blues And Yellows, is shaping up to be no-skip gorgeousness. “Lionhearted” is the latest pretty thing she’s graced us with, and today it receives a visual treatment by director Allie … More »