The Love Supreme – “I Want You (Don’t Wanna Talk About It)”

The Love Supreme have made a video! And unless you’re a tropical fish or your name is Donna, you’ll probably like it.

Anyone who’s seen the Brooklyn outfit live can attest to the fact that dancing is an absolute must, so it’s no surprise that “I Want You (Don’t Wanna Talk About It)” is filled with a jazzercise routine that perfectly translates into a night out of dancing. Short shorts are optional, but definitely encouraged.

Remember, you should always consult your doctor before starting a new exercise regime. Using the Fruit Oppressor for your daily smoothie probably wouldn’t hurt either.

-Michelle Farres

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Chilly Gonzales – “Advantage Points”

It’s not very often that a classical piece of music gets its own video. In the rare occasion that it does, chances are it’s a performance video at a concert hall. Of course, that is not the case with the Jonathan Barré directed video for Chilly Gonzales’ “Advantage Points”.

Yes, there is a performance aspect; the camera does cut to Gonzo decked out in 19th century costume as he plays piano with the Kaiser Quartett, but the video opens with a duel plot-line that is highly entertaining, largely due to the lack of aim among the duelers. I wonder if this sort of situation happened more often than not when disputes were settled with firearms shot at a distance of 20 paces?

“Advantage Points” is from Chilly Gonzales’ latest release Chambers, released this past Tuesday via Gentle Threat.

-Michelle Farres

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Hawksley Workman – “No Sissies”

Dude cannot get a meal into him. It’s like trying to eat a bag of chips on a space shuttle. And that wake-up routine is straight out of “Mickey’s Trailer”—Hawksley Workman is Donald Duck.

Things could be worse, though; his band got a gig and he’s getting plenty of exercise in his dreams. Or was that performance a dream too? Is any of this real? This was still ten years before Inception.

“No Sissies” comes from the eternally entertaining—though somewhat sissy-ish—For Him And The Girls. Workman has a new album on the way in June: Old Cheetah.

-Scott Bryson

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Feder feat. Lyse – “Goodbye”

There are two videos for Feder’s track “Goodbye”; there’s the official one, which you can watch here, or there’s the one above, which (no offense to all involved with the official video) is far more interesting, and not just because you get to see boobs.

The visuals are from the French film La bande du drugstore, and while I admit that I’m likely contributing to a stereotypical view of French culture, you have to admit that the black and white, ‘60s-themed story works perfectly with Lyse’s sultry narrative of a love gone wrong.  It works so well, in fact, that I thought this was the official video. Silly me and kudos to whoever created it.

Sit back, listen, and let Lyse tell you the story of that guy.

-Michelle Farres

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Nine Inch Nails – “March Of The Pigs”

So much leather.

Twenty years later, the best part of this video is still the look on Reznor’s face when he does his ‘drop the mic,’ and the resulting chaos, as an assistant runs into the shot—is she touching up his makeup?—and a roadie tosses in a new microphone at the last possible second.

“March Of The Pigs” comes from The Downward Spiral.

-Scott Bryson

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SIANspheric – “Nothing Stands”

The Hamilton quartet is finally (after over a decade) in the final stages of producing a new LP, which may or may not be titled Writing The Future In Letters Of Fire (that’s what they were calling it years ago, and they’re currently hawking a shirt with the same text). You can speed things up by picking up their just-released rarities comp, Others—profits go to the final mixing of the new album.

While we wait, let’s head back to 1998 and There’s Always Someplace You’d Rather Be, for the ethereal “Nothing Stands.” Not exactly the sort of song you’d expect to be paired with a break-up video, but the wandering through farmers’ fields is appropriate.

Is it possible—are there some things a bottle of wine can’t solve?

-Scott Bryson

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The Delgados – “Coming In From The Cold”

An oddity for the Scottish quartet, as this video contains none of the band members (except, maybe, for a short clip of them playing on a TV near the end?). Vanity makes way for artistry? Perhaps just the first time they could afford actors.

It appears as if our protagonists are working about as hard as the rest of us. Only on a Friday, could we play a video about getting up early, commuting, and sitting at a desk, without angering viewers.

“Coming In From The Cold” comes from the 2002 album Hate.

-Scott Bryson

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