Video Reviews 2012

Nile’s New Video For ‘Enduring the Eternal Molestation of Flame’ Or A Lot Of Noise for Nothing

By Alyson Camus | December 11, 2012

‘It was truly an honor to direct the new NILE video; a band with so many diehard fans and such a strong impact in the metal scene. The video concept, as a matter of fact, was inspired by the culture and the ritual habits of the Ancient Nubia, a region along the Nile River, which is located in northern Sudan and Southern Egypt. The research and design elements of the video led to a really interesting combination of the Ancient Egyptian myths, through the prism of the Nubian African Voodoo Burial rituals. Two worlds set so close yet so far from each other.’

Watch A Behind-The-Scenes Video For The Silver Lake Chorus’ About The Making Of Their Upcoming Album

By Alyson Camus | December 9, 2012

It shows them rehearsing in a church, the perfect place to fit the acoustic of a choral group. This is a vibrant and happy band, and although we don’t get to hear much of the song, the full and warm vocal harmonies, just tickled by these Glockenspiel-sounding bells, give an idea of what we can expect.

‘Leaning Towards Solace', Sigur Ros' New Valtari Mystery Film Experiment

By Alyson Camus | December 8, 2012

This is the last installment of the Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, in which the band commissioned artists to make short films out of their songs, and director Floria Sigismondi didn’t spare any drama for this one.

Watch the Whimsical New Video Of The Polyphonic Spree For 'Let It Snow'

By Alyson Camus | November 29, 2012

The gospel-choir choral from Texas has released a Holiday album ‘Holidaydream: Sounds of the Holidays Volume One’, back in October, and just posted this charming animated video for a totally updated version of ‘Let it Snow’. If it wasn’t for the lyrics ‘let it snow’ I wouldn’t have figured out it was that winterland song

'Empty Lives' In America, Outernational's New Video

By Alyson Camus | November 21, 2012

Filmed in the hot Californian desert, the mini-movie is a blurry-busy fast-moving experience, hitting the road as fast as the chords on the electric guitar, letting us watch a confused and angry preacher in a cemetery, while Miles Solay’s voice is assaulting the delusion of the American dream with the help of some aggressive trumpet.

R.E.M.'s Mini Movie For 'Blue', Directed By James Franco, Starring Lindsay Lohan

By Alyson Camus | November 18, 2012

This girl seems to embody racy classic Hollywood, as she just played Elizabeth Taylor and is staring in this upcoming sexual noir thriller, ‘The Canyons’, written by Bret Easton Ellis…

Björk's New Video For 'Mutual Core': An Earth Science Lesson Anyone Can Enjoy

By Alyson Camus | November 16, 2012

‘What you resist persists’…Is there a metaphor somewhere? ‘I didn’t know you had it in you’,… yeah definitely, Bjork embodies the fury of mother earth or suffer from it, and it becomes so personal, ‘My Eurasian plate subsumed’, she sings before the Earth’s second orgasm, or whatever it is….

Tame Impala's Psychedelic Video For 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’

By Alyson Camus | November 13, 2012

Tame Impala may be insisting too much on their psychedelic tendency by producing such a mind control designed clip, with bright colors and movements of heads inside heads coming straight from an acid dream, but it is nevertheless fascinating and hypnotic.

Lana Del Rey Does It Again In Her New Video For 'Bel Air'

By Alyson Camus | November 11, 2012

she has no problem with releasing a four-minute video clip of herself turning in slow-motion in the smoke, giving the sultry sight,… but despite all her efforts, she is looking as sexy as a somnambulistic zombie.

Green Day's Silly Video For 'Stray Heart' Off Their Album '¡Dos!'

By Alyson Camus | November 9, 2012

The story follows a womanizer and heartless man who is trying to reach the heart of a woman with Green Day records, but since he has no heart – and when it is a Green Day video, you have to literally visualize it: there is a giant hole in his cavity chest! – the seductive game doesn’t work out very well.

Tim Curry's "Paradise Garage" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 8, 2012

“Paradise Garage” was the great gay disco hangout that heralded House in all its beauty and my bet is this started a tribute even though the video is aggressively heterosexual. It used to play before the movie at the Waverly on 8th street every saturday and became part of the scene.

Watch Deer Park Avenue's Debut Video For 'Hey Maria'

By Alyson Camus | November 7, 2012

After watching it a couple of times, I can tell that the video is as fun as the song is upbeat! Over a catchy chorus and driving guitars, we follow a high-school mini-story involving the two sisters Sarah (on guitar and vocals), Stephanie Snyder (on drums and backing vocals), and a love story viewed by 3 persons,

Watch Titus Andronicus' New Video For 'In A Big City'

By Alyson Camus | October 30, 2012

he anthemic song seems to tell his search for true identity and the delusions and frustrations coming with it, whereas the music sounds like one of these Titus Andronicus classic rock’ n’ roll epic numbers with, of course, a touch of Springsteen’s spirit.

Die Antwoord Make Fun Of Lady Gaga In Their 'Fatty Boom Boom Video'

By Alyson Camus | October 22, 2012

The South African band, which released the video this past week, isn’t afraid to make fun of the Born-This-Way-icon, who, according to two tweets she sent to the band, didn’t really appreciate the joke.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse's New ‘Twisted Radio’ Video, Off Their Forthcoming ‘Psychedelic Pill’

By Alyson Camus | October 20, 2012

It’s nostalgic with dancing Woodstock hippies and pure Neil Young’s progression chords, the melody reminding some of his greatest songs,… so let’s the good times roll and watch it below:

Watch United Ghosts' New Video For 'Unhypnotized', And Download The Song

By Alyson Camus | October 17, 2012

The video oscillates between darkness and light, mystery and reality, whereas the dream-pop dark song balances between Sha Sabi and Axel Steuerwald’s vocals, and offers tenebrous riffs, which could just fit between those of the Los Angeles indie band Great Northern and famous group Interpol.

Watch OFF!'s New Video For Their Song 'Wrong', Starring Jack Black

By Alyson Camus | October 14, 2012

Directed by Whitey Mcconnaughy, ‘Lethal Justice’ can be watched like a lost street-action-horror western of the 70s (check out Black’s sky blue suit coming straight from a Starsky and Hutch episode) and starring, beside Mr. Tenacious D