I love this video. Check out the brilliant animation by Chad VanGaalen for his song “Monster,” from his critically acclaimed 5th album Shrink Dust.
“Dangerous Days” by Zola Jesus. Directed by contemporary visionary artist Tim Saccenti, the video is an awe-inspiring backdrop to this anthemic new song from Zola Jesus. Saccenti explains, “The song is a pure emotional plea, a future primitive call to arms. To create a moment of light in these dark times was our hope. Eschewing a heavy narrative we let the images of the Earth, filmed in wide screen and mixed with a tense unnatural presence, wash over the viewer while Nika communicates her powerful message.” Nika (of Zola Jesus) describes the video making process, “Working with Tim was effortless. His creative ambition to turn the abstract into a tangible feel is a rare treasure.”
“Dangerous Days” comes from the album TAIGA, due for release October 7th, 2014 on Mute.
“Philadelphia” by Paper Lions, off the album My Friends. Channeling the nostalgia of the bands’ family vacations of past, Colin Buchanan of Paper Lions says of the video “There are a lot of awkward moments in this video. Those uncomfortable, awkward moments that capture that strange point in your life when you are held at bay by your age. Being treated like a child, but you feel like an adult.”
Following the release of the “Are You Experiencing?” video and the single “Want To Believe,” Rich Aucoin is has recently shared the video for album track “Yelling In Sleep.” The animated video was directed by Canadian Joel MacKenzie and was recently awarded Best Music Video at Animation Block Party 2014, in Brooklyn. This song is about the failures in all types of our relationships, explains Rich. “Yelling in our sleep” is a phrase to elicit the frustration we have when we lose these relationships and the nightmare that haunts us afterwards.