Music Video Monday

Could people please stop making their own music videos for songs?  Or at least label them clearly as “homemade”?  I’m getting sick of having to dig through all of the personal photo montages set to favorite songs.  The worst was when I was looking for videos for my Beatles list.  Honestly, earnest chubby guy with glasses and a goatee, I really don’t need to see your acoustic version of “Blackbird.”

Vampire Weekend – “Giving Up the Gun”

I actually prefer both the song “Cousins” and the video for it, but this one has all the famous people in it.  How did Vampire Weekend even come into contact with Joe Jonas?

I’m also posting this over “Cousins” because it seems like Johanna and I are the only people that actually still like Vampire Weekend, but I know this song has had some crossover with the haters.

Local Natives – “Wide Eyes” (Live)

I’ve been listening to these guys a lot lately, and I’ve been patiently waiting for them to make a video that I could post, but I can’t seem to find anything.  I’ll have to settle for this high-quality live performance.  Why are all of these good live performances coming from Britain?  This one is from the BBC, and I’ve used a ton of videos from Later…with Jools Holland in the past.  Search for “Jools Holland” on YouTube and tell me you wouldn’t watch that show if it were on over here.

(Edit: Video removed for some reason.  I put up a different performance)

Grizzly Bear – “While You Wait For The Others”

This week’s Lollapalooza 2010 representative.

Mos Def feat. Talib Kweli– “History”

This is no Black Star, but it’s still Mos Def and Talib Kweli, and I’ll take whatever I can get from hip hop these days.

Jens Lekman – “You Are The Light (By Which I Travel Into This and That)”

I’ve been a Jens Lekman fan for quite some time now, but didn’t end up buying this album until a couple of months ago.  As I said two weeks ago, I love the Swedes.

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