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Posts tagged as “Electronic music”

Die Antwoord’s “Baby’s On Fire”

Note: you’re going to have to login to Yotubes to watch this video.

Die Antwoord are back with their unending celebration of weirdness and the depravity of the human condition. Videos like this make me happy that Die Antwoord decided to split with Interscope and retain creative control of their work. It is so good. Totally worth signing in to watch.

And, if you’re a total vinyl geek like me, check out their current record at Insound. Ten$ion.

Breakbot’s “Fantasy”

God damn. Remember Breakbot and their awesome watercolor music video? Yeah, me too. Anyway this video came out last October but I have missed it until now. Charles was telling me earlier about the new Breakbot single coming out today and then I stumbled on this gem.

Why isn’t there a Breakbot album yet? “Baby I’m Yours” came out like two years ago, was awesome, and then nothing. What’s that about? Breakbot! Put down the baguette and finish the fucking record already, all right?

Hot Chip’s “Night & Day”

I am glad to see Hot Chip working with Peter Serafinowicz again. The last video they did together was awesome and weird and dissonant and perfect. When I saw this one pop up, I had my hopes up that it would be more of the same weirdness. I was not disappointed. We’ve got dancing monks, Reggie Watts, some space blonde, libraries, and god damned General Zod.

Why is General Zod here? WHO CARES.


School of Seven Bells’ “I L U”

Between revisions today, I was listening to School of Seven Bells new album Ghostory (thoughts soon), and then wondered why I had never sought out any of their music videos. It’s weird because “I L U” from 2010’s Disconnect From Desire was hands-down my favorite track of the year. It’s just so damn catchy but also really pretty. I still really like it.

Well, a quick Yotubs search turned up the official video for the song. Here it is, nearly a year and a half after I wrote about how much I love this track. The video is really good too, even if I think the papier-mâché marionettes are incredibly creepy. It has all the things I like in music videos: simplicity, strength of concept, and beauty. It’s touching AND terrifying. “Awwwww, the dude and the chick are in love and they’re going at it! OH MY GOD THOSE CORPSE MARIONETTES ARE FUCKING EACH OTHER AND, HOLY LIVING FUCK, IT’S REACHING IN AND PULLING THE HEART OUT OF THE OTHERONE!!!!!

Great work all around.

Squarepusher’s “Dark Steering”

Remember IDM? Of course you don’t! Don’t lie! No one remembers IDM unless you were a total EDM nerd in the 90s and early 00s.

So, assuming you don’t remember, did you know that Aphex Twin wasn’t the only person making music like he did? Of course you didn’t. No one does. No one! Well, Charles does. For sure. Anyway, there was this cat who called himself Squarepusher who was doing a whole lot of excellent bleep bloop music in the 90s and early 00s and now he’s back (not that he’s gone away) with a video from his forthcoming album Ufabulum which I am not sure how to pronounce.

The video is pretty sweet, delightfully minimal, and perfectly complements his sound. If you were wondering (and I know you were), this is what college sounded like to me.

Le Le’s “No”

Le Le, are you going to take the honor of being hottest track of Summer 2012 after your massive success being hottest track of Summer 2010???

Were you also decent enough to give us the track in Dutch, echoing Kraftwerk’s tendency to release both German AND English versions of their songs???? YOU WERE.

Could I love Le Le any more? I have high hopes for their next album. I still listen to Flage on the regular. Watch this dang music video and get real pumped.