Bill Wurtz makes absurd shorts and music videos featuring Microsoft Paint-style animations with muzak quality instrument samples. The song And the Day Goes On could be the beginning of a new era for rundown grocery store background music.
‘The Pure and the Damned’ is a song featured in the film Good Time (2017). We try to be selective with commercial music videos here, but we’ll make an exception for zombie crooner Iggy Pop.
Certified weird directoredited this music video for Brahm’s recent title track “Ratimis”. Various weird movie scenes are tastefully placed over what sounds like a despondent subgenre of chillwave.
Content Warning: This short contains brief flashes of nudity.
Regenerative Being is technically a music video for the ensemble Eluvium, but doesn’t come off that way. The slow-paced, atmospheric music seems as if it was made to accompany the animation, rather than the other way around.
If there’s only one short you view from this site this year, make sure that it’s this surreal all-star animation featuring the music of Daft Punk, Death Grips, Future Islands and Devendra Banhart.
Just a little footage of Raunchy Rose and the Radioactive Chicken Heads playing Danny Elfman’s “Theme from Forbidden Zone” to get you jazzed for the inevitable (?) Forbidden Zone 2.
May cigar-smoking angels send you pink waves of peace on earth this holiday season!
“Chick Chick” is an infamously jarring Chinese music video featuring some ridiculous dance routines and sound samples. Don’t worry, there’s no deeper meaning to uncover. The lyrics are comprised of about five words, and the rest are animal noises.
In late February, They Might Be Giants put out a call for music videos to their new song “Am I Awake?”. The band requested that the entries be “…Beautiful, bold, stylish, contemporary, psychedelic, mind-bending”. We would like to share with you one of the three submissions that were selected.
A well-rounded combination of eerie music and abstract animation which seeps under your skin with its simplicity.
For more listening and viewing, I recommend Marie Louise’s live performance of Wind. The musicianship is astounding.