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Bowerbirds "In Our Talons"

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Stop-motion nature spectacle directed by Alan Poon.

North Carolina new-folk trio Bowerbirds enlisted Alan Poon to direct the video for "In Our Talons," from their debut album Hymns for a Dark Horse. Poon hits it out of the park with with this stop-motion spectacle done in the style of a nature documentary. Says the director, "We explore 3 magical creatures from 3 different lands, equally beautiful yet doomed by the hand of......read more

The Walkmen "On The Water"

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Suspenseful CGI video directed by Nir Ben Jacob.

The video for The Walkmen's "On The Water" begins innocently enough, with two cute bunnies hopping around a farmer's field. But the dark hues suggest foreboding, and the narrative takes a bleak turn before long. Some fantastic CGI work from director Nir Ben Jacob. ...read more

Raveonettes "Black/White"

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Puppetry, cut outs and computer animation mixed to stunning effect by director Chris Do.

With the video for the Raveonettes' 2009 song "Black/White," Chris Do, founder of Blind, takes the theme of contrast and runs with it. Opposing forces are threaded through the narrative: love/hate, life/death, young/old, daydream/nightmare, ugliness/beauty. The dark, sparse look of the video matches the Danish duo's aesthetic perfectly. ...read more

Arborea, "Seadrift"

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Music vid assembled from nature footage captured on folk duo's U.S. tour.

Based in Maine, psych-folk duo Arborea are inspired by the rugged, natural landscapes of their home state. For the official video for "Seadrift," the banjo-driven single off their self-titled 2008 album, the band traveled to the other coast, capturing images of nature in northern California and the Oregon coast while on tour. The footage was shot and edited by Shanti Curran, who makes......read more

Crystal Fighters "In The Summer"

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Stop-motion music video goes deep into creepy-fun territory.

Equal parts dark and joyous, Tobias Stretch's video for "In The Summer," the lead single off Crystal Fighters' eponymous new album, resurrects the art of puppetry to amazing effect. Who knew slightly disturbing monsters could be so joyful?...read more

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone "White Corolla"

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Inter-species love animation by Julia Pott.

Julia Pott's video for "White Corolla," from the 2009 album Advance Base Battery Life by (the unfortunately named) Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, is a tale of love between animals. Great illustration work by the London-based animator. Check out more of Pott's work on her Youtube channel....read more

The Sea and Cake "Weekend"

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A perfect summer day in the life of a kid.

Ah, summer holidays, how sweet you were. This 2008 video for Chicago's Sea and Cake is so leisurely and nostalgic it almost makes us mad. The short follows the happenings of a perfect summer day in the life of some young bros, which goes something like this: cruise to the lake on bikes and skateboards, chat up some girls, jump off a diving board, go swimming, rip around on a boat, walk......read more

Stereolab "Neon Beanbag"

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A glistening pop jam gets the psychedelic treatment.

Director Julian House takes the clean pop sound of “Neon Beanbag” to a psychedelic dreamland, replete with collaged images and teardrop bubbles. The song is the lead single from Chemical Chords, Stereolab's last studio album. Download the Atlas Sound remix at the Walrus. It's a nice one. ...read more

Vampire Weekend "Oxford Comma"

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Old-but-great vid for the Ivy League indie rockers, directed by Richard Ayoade.

Yep, we know, Vampire Weekend's video for "Oxford Comma" is over two years old. In Internet years, 2008 is basically caveman times. But goddamn, it's good. Directed by English comedian/writer/actor Richard Ayoade, it was shot in one long continuous take that took 17 attempts to nail. The vid, which features bandmembers strolling through the countryside, encountering farm......read more

Thom Yorke "Harrowdown Hill"

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Bent Image Lab goes miniature for Radiohead frontman's "most political" song.

Thom Yorke describes "Harrowdown Hill," from the 2006 album "Eraser," as his most political work. After coming across some of Chel White's short films, Yorke asked the director and partner at Bent Image Lab to make the video. Using Bent's "Smallgantics" technique -- a variation on tilt-shift photography, in which objects in images are made to appear......read more

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