A Selection Of This Weeks Best Videos.

Each week there’s a whole host of new video’s released that we’d love to share with you but sadly time never permits. However there’s no reason for us not to get to Saturday & put a few of them together into a randomly (there’s 12 this week) numbered list of our favourites. Here’s this weeks list.

The best advice regarding watching these would be to sort yourself up with some kind of airplay so your can stream these to you tv, then make yourself a brew, sit down, relax & work your way through them all.

The only real question remaining is “what have we missed?” I can already think of one we’ve missed & I hereby promise to award anyone who guesses the right answer with a (hypothetical) quarter of uncle joe’s vegan mint balls. Same prize to anyone who can point out something we should have included but didn’t.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Liars – Brats

This week Liars released a video for one of the tracks off their acclaimed album WIXIW. The video is an animation by Ian Cheng & it features a life-sized rabbit, a hunter and a dog. Yeah, of course it does.

Trash Talk & Odd Future Radicals / Awake

Tyler the Creator & Trash Talk played three gigs together last week. Luckily someone present had a camera & managed to capture this sick version of Radicals. (For extra fun try & spot Frank Ocean looking awkward as hell in the audience).

Flying Lotus- Between Friends Ft Earl Sweatshirt & Captain Murphy

A change of pace – sweet, slinky & languid. Especially love the equally languid way that the word “Brainfeeder” gets pronounced.

Major Lazer feat Amber Coffman – ‘Get Free’

Diplo & Switch’s brilliant Major Lazer project united with a Dirty Projector, Amber Coffman, last week, the result being this chilled fuzzy & incredibly addictive earworm of a track.

Feistodon ”“ “A Commotion”

Feist & Mastodon’s colab for Record Store Day went down exceptionally well & 5000 copies of the single were snapped up in minutes. You can now grab a digital version of the tracks PLUS you can watch this video they’ve made as well.

Mala – Cuba Electronic

One of the most highly regarded names in electronic cirlces, Mala recently went to Cuba with Gilles Peterson to record with local artists & to be inspired. This is one of the resulting pieces of music made, aver le video.

The XX – Swept Away

We’d been wondering if Jamie XX was going to try & move the band in a more daaaaaancy direction following his extra curriculr activities of the last year. The first couple of tracks released since The XX’s return suggested this wasn’t going to be the case. Cue “Swept Away”. Nice work guys.

Goat – Let it bleed

We reviewed Goats latest album last week & they’ve just released this video of one of the tracks off it. Swedish afrobeat a go go.

Ceremony – Kiss Off

Ceremony recently covered The Violent Femmes “Kiss Off” for a cover series. Here’s it’s accompanying video.

Ceremony covers Violent Femmes

Nachtmystium ”“ “I Wait In Hell”

The upcoming new album by Chicago’s Nachtmystium is being heralded as their return to full on proper Black Metal. This is the lastest glimpse off said album.

Animal Collective – Todays Supernatural

You can’t possibly have missed Animal Collective’s latest burst of lysergic freak out psychedelia & I’m imagining it’s bowled you over as much as it has us. A fantastic piece of wigged out pop.

Группа Pussy Riot жжет путинский гламур

Ok, so this wasn’t released this week but we had to end on a note of solidarity with our sisters in Pussy Riot. Plus of course John did write an “Open Letter” this week to Vlad the…ok, just ‘Vlad’ himself. We look forward to the time when the collective can return once again to making punchy, feedbacky, fuzzed up music like this track from last year.

So, your turn. What did we miss? Or what should we have missed even?

All words Guy Manchester. More words by Guy can be read here. He tweets as @guid0man & uses Tumblr.

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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