These aren’t the best videos or songs ever; most of the bands I’m really liking lately seem to be video-averse, or just too poor to make a video. If this keeps up I’m going to have to start posting fan-made stuff, or, heaven forbid, those videos where the song just plays over still photos that seem like something an old person would use the internet to make.
Warpaint – “Undertow”
Remember last week when I posted that other Warpaint video and said that I actually really preferred a different song? Well, they released this video for the other song, “Undertow,” today, just in time for Music Video Monday! Unfortunately, the video is sort of a hazy snoozefest. I guess that’s what happens when you hire the girl from A Knight’s Tale, Shannyn Sossamon, as your director. (I briefly felt bad about the unprovoked dig, and then I read her IMDB page and discovered that she was born “Shannon” and added the “y” to her name herself. The dig stays in!)
Belle & Sebastian – “I’m a Cuckoo”
There’s a new Belle & Sebastian album out tomorrow, but I’ve yet to hear anything off of it, mostly because I have way too short of an attention span to watch any of the 30-minute long videos they’ve been putting online. So, in honor of the release, rather than posting one of those behemoths, I’m included this favorite of mine from a couple of albums ago, which is a much more manageable four minutes in length.