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The Staves – “Blood I Bleed” Video

Justin Vernon produced “Blood I Bleed,” the new single for British folk-rock sister-act trio the Staves. And the song’s new video, shot in India, is just as lush and oblique as the song. The clip clearly tells a story about lives intersecting, but it’s just about impossible to figure out what all these people have [...]



Pissed Jeans – “Boring Girls” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last week Sub Pop reissued Pissed Jeans’ 2005 debut album Shallow, and today that album’s brilliant “Boring Girls” gets a highly entertaining video by director Joe Stakun. This is the band’s third collaboration with Stakun, who also did “Bathroom Laughter” and “Romanticize Me” from last year’s Honeys. This time out Stakun has created a surreal [...]



Watch American Horror Story‘s Freaky Take On Fiona Apple’s “Criminal”

American Horror Story began it’s foray into “freak show” territory last week and seems to be adopting some traditions from Ryan Murphy’s other show, Glee, by featuring a lot of musical performances (and then selling them on iTunes later on to make more money). In last week’s season premiere, Jessica Lange performed a creepy cover [...]



Spring King – “Demons” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The video for Spring King’s “Demons” feels like an exorcism in visual form, frenzied and manic. It follows a few different characters towards their eventual breakdowns: a man exercising, a magician going mad, a self-conscious dancer. All of their anxieties manifest themselves in violent and disturbing ways. The fuzzy and jerky quality of the video, [...]



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