Music Video Monday is back! You can all finally stop clamoring and begging and threatening suicide and everything. Sorry, I had a busy summer. Speaking of which…
Cee Lo Green – “Fuck You!”
This is a perfect summertime song! Where was this song all summer?!
This is one of the catchiest songs I’ve heard in a long time, which is unfortunate, because I’m obviously going to sing it out loud in an inappropriate situation at some point. Like when my sister was gardening and loudly singing the Lily Allen song of the same name.
Language NSFW, obviously.
The Morning Benders – “All Day Day Light”
I purchased this album based solely on the fact that I heard it was produced by one of the guys from Grizzly Bear. That’s really embarrassing, right? It turned out to be a great move, though.
Best Coast – “When I’m With You”
I have no idea what this video is about. Also, I thought Bethany Cosentino was dating the crazy guy from Wavves, not Ronald McDonald.
(Yeah, I know, that wasn’t a funny joke. Cut me some slack, I don’t really have anything else to say about this. I was hoping she would have made a video for “Boyfriend” which is a really great surf-rock-meets-girl-group song that sounds like a dusty record someone found in his garage or something. You watch this video; I’m going to go listen to that song again.)
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – “Bang Bang Bang”
I’m totally charmed by MNDR. Granted, I know absolutely nothing about her, I’ve only heard four of her songs, and I normally don’t like people that wear goofy old lady glasses for no reason. But I really like those four songs, and she pulls the glasses off, I think. And she’s great in this. I also always enjoy my old friend Q-Tip popping up in stuff.
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – “Bottled In Cork”
I used to be such a huge Ted Leo fan. I played the crap out of both The Tyranny of Distance and Hearts of Oak. One time he was playing a show at my college and I got to go with one of my friends to the airport to pick him up, and even though I knew I should STFU and just play it cool, I couldn’t help but geek out about halfway through the ride and talk to him about shows of his I’d seen. I get embarrassed thinking about it. But, in my defense, it was a really long ride. O’Hare to Hyde Park, that’s like 45 minutes or something.
Anyway, this song is decent, but I’m kind of over him. I couldn’t really get that into Shake the Sheets or Living with the Living, and I haven’t even bought this new album. I feel bad saying it, but it all sort of sounds the same after a while. This video also features Paul F. Tompkins, a comedian who consistently makes me look like a lunatic at the gym when I start cackling on the treadmill while listening to one of his appearances on the Comedy Death-Ray podcast. Yet the video is not very funny, either. So I’m feeling doubly guilty for not liking this more. Judge for yourself. And then go listen to “Timourous Me” and Comedy Death-Ray Radio.