A Gloganvlog Random Tuesday Afternoon Music Update.
Hey, kids. How you Laura Dern? You finally managed to shake off that persistent, lingering Sunday brunch hangover? Ready to talk about music perhaps? Maybe?
Lana Del Rey’s album, “Born to Die,” was officially released today. Any of y’all already listened to it ten times through on repeat? Excepting a stan-tastic rave review on Gloganvlog?
Not so much of that here, I’m afraid. Don’t get me wrong: I think the album’s great. I think it lived up to my expectations and then some. That said, basically everyone on the entire internet has already chimed in on what they think about it, often at agonizing length, and I just can’t be bothered to contribute to that. Suffice to say, if, like me, you are at all into super stylish, well-produced moody electropop, get your filthy gay hands on a copy of that album, ASAP.
Instead of talking about Lana, I figured I’d link some music videos that I think don’t suck too hard. Maybe you can watch them while you’re waiting for
the pain of your bleak existence the workday to end and let me know what you think in the comments.
Phantogram – When I’m Small
I love that one of my very favorite songs of 2010 got what is basically a perfect video treatment: a mini movie that’s just as sexy, cool and impeccably produced as the song itself.
Woodkid – Iron
Okay, fair warning: this song is very … shall we say, English as a second language? That said, this video takes that song to the next fucking level, into an epic fantasy treat for the eyes, featuring no less than hipster model extraordinaire, Agnes Deyn. And an owl. And a wolf. And a viking warrior on a horse. Just press play, mmkay?
Kalenna – Go to Work
I will always have a soft spot for boundary-pushing hip-hop chicks, so this is right up my damn alley. Remember when Missy Elliott used to churn out shit like this, complete with bonkers choreography, like three times a year? Ah, the early 2000s. Heady times.
MEN – Simultaneously
I particularly like this song, from two Le Tigre members’ side electropop project, and I love that it got such a cool, unexpected video. I like how it kind of plays with your expectations as to what constitutes “visual art.”
St. Vincent – Cruel
This is an odd choice, but this video cannot be denied. I saw this chick open for The National in 2007 at a terrible NYC venue that has awful acoustics and patrons that reek of Axe Bodyspray. I might have been heavily enjoying some herbal homeopathic remedies at the time to cope, but, whatever the reason, I thought her live performance was one of the most mesmerizing things I’d ever seen. I liked some songs off her debut album, but pretty much everything she’s released since then is unlistenable hipster nonsense. This song is no exception, and I hate it, but damn if the video isn’t fascinating as all hell.
So, homos: that’s my list. You listening to anything good lately? Seen any good videos?