Archive for the ‘music video’ Tag
‘The Dog’ is the curtain closer on Daithí’s stunning Embrace EP. This beautifully shot video was directed by Eoin Kelly Smith, a media student who has worked with Imeall (check out his Smedia winning mocumnetray here)! The video captures Daithí, himself a native of Clare, roaming the Burren and jamming in his apartment, his own creative hub as well as shots of Smith’s aunts three-legged, obese dog.
The tireless Daithí will be performing at Solstice Cork as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival between June 16th and 19th, as well as Body and Soul, No Place Like Dome and Castlepalooza with more festivals to be announced. He’s currently working on his first album, due for release next year with the singles due to come out later this year.
Much has been said on this blog and countless others about Jack Colleran (aka MOTHS) and his gorgeously hazy brand of glitch-hop. Summer is just one of the many fantastic tunes he has mad available on soundcloud. This trip-tastic video comes courtesy of Corkonian Brendan Canty and works perfectly with the music, taking you on a Big Lebowski-esque voyage…which is nice. Canty is also the man behind the brilliant video for Daithí’s Sleep Like a Stone.
What better way to kick-start 2011 than a new video from Glasgow’s finest export? Anthony Crook’s video appeared on Nowness in early December and represents the first single off Mogwai‘s upcoming EP gloriously entitled Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will. The absorbing cinematography captures the soundscapes over landscapes effect of the music which lacks Mogwai’s customary spine-tingling bleakness but is altogether lovely and how often do we get to call post-rock lovely, eh? They play Galway’s Roisin Dubh on Valentines Night and The Olympia on Tuesday the 15th of Feb.
This list is immeasurably harder (for me anyway) than an album list. My favourite song of the day changes every two seconds, trying to rank the best songs of the past 12 months borders impossible. As mood varies so does song preference, it’s difficult to pluck songs out of their albums and try to list them irrespective of mood. With that in mind here are my top 30 songs of 2010…well the 30 I’m the mood for today anyway.
30. MIA – XXXO
29. How to Dress Well – You Won’t Need Me Where I’m Goin’
28. Delorean – Real Love
27. Kendal Johansson – Blue Moon
26. Big Boi ft. Big Rube – General Patton
25. Crookers ft. Carie – Have Mercy
24. Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill
23. Nouveaunoise – Panaka
22. Mount Kimbie – Before I Move Off
21. Glasser – Apply
20. Flying Lotus – Zodiac Shit
19. Two Door Cinema Club – Undercover Martyn
18. The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
17. Liars – Scissor
16. Caribou – Odessa
15. Kanye West – Power
14. Warpaint – Undertow
13. Baths – Animals
12. Nas & Damien Marley – As We Enter
11. Tinie Tempah
10. Beach House – Used to Be
9. Crystal Castles – Celestica
8. Das Racist – Hahahahaha jk?
7. Gold Panda – Snow & Taxis
6. Sleigh Bells – Tell’em
5. Kanye West – Runaway
4. Four Tet – Angel Echoes
3. Tanlines – Real Life
2. Foals – Spanish Sahara
1. Baths – Lovely Bloodflow
A terrifically trippy animation to accompany one of the Irish songs of the year off one of the Irish albums of the year, She Was Coloured In.
If the video to ‘Infinity Guitars’ was exactly what you’d expect for a Sleigh Bells tune, the same cannot be said of the latest video off one of the albums of 2010. The visual accompaniment for the stomping ‘Riot Rhythm’ sees a father training his son (I’m basing their familial connection solely on the fact that they’re both ginger) to be a chess master. The three minutes footage appears to acts as a sort of piss take on epics like Rocky and Karate Kid. What the video does achieve is to capture the fun of the Sleigh Bells sound.
Neckbrace is the latest single to be taken from Ratatat‘s enjoyable if not amazing 2010 album LP4. With a penchant for the trippy, the video sees Mike Stroud, one half of Ratatat bop and play along to the beat in front of a screen of birds. Birds clearly hold a special place in the hearts of these New Yorkers as the album artwork has a similar theme.