Wye Oak – “It Was Not Natural” Video

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We named Wye Oak’s The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs our Album Of The Week last month for its intimate majesty. Its songs defy conventional structure and genre, instead opting for raw inspiration and giving into sonic curiosities. Today we see the music video for “It Was Not Natural,” one … More »

Wye Oak – “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs” Video

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Last month, the constantly-evolving Baltimore duo Wye Oak announced plans to release the new album The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, and they also shared its synthy, dreamy, emotive title track. This morning, the duo has shared the video for that song. Director Dan Huiting filmed band members Jenn Wasner … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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Here’s the thing about Justin Timberlake’s “Supplies” video: It’s fucking hilarious. The little kid telling us to die? The guy with the collar made out of guns? The wall of TV screens, all of them showing vague bad things, being shorted out by the mere presence of Timberlake? It’s the clumsiest possible attempt to … More »

Sylvan Esso – “PARAD(w/m)E” Video

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North Carolina dance-pop duo Sylvan Esso released the standalone single “PARAD(w/m)E” last week, and today, they’ve shared its video. In the clip, Dan Huiting directs the duo and a bunch of their friends as they do choreographed dances down a lonely desert highway, while tumbleweeds blow by. Later on, they take over … More »

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 »