Clip Bin #12: Azealia Banks, Brandy, Sigur Rós, British India, Illy, 3OH!3, Zedd and more…
Azealia Banks gets wet, Sigur Rós are still feeling mysterious, Brandy is back (albeit with some dubious company), 3OH!3 hit Vegas, Jack Beats trips out with Diplo and Example and more in this week’s clip bin.
Azealia Banks - Van Vogue
If there was ever any doubt that infamous femcee Azealia Banks is supa-fly, this clip should put them to rest. Directed by celebrated fashion photographer Rankin, the clip feels like a moving fashion editorial, with Banks grooving in the latest fashpack trends of man-styling, pastels and floral prints – that is, when she’s not pouting seductively or writhing suggestively in a pool of water. Fellas, you’ll want to watch this one.
Brandy feat. Chris Brown - Put It Down
Speaking of hot, baby-mamma Brandy is giving Ms. Banks a run for her money. Looking hotter than ever in her Put It Down clip, Brandy seems to be channeling every member of Destiny’s Child at one point or another. It’s a shame the whole thing is spoiled by Chris Brown‘s obnoxious presence and ridiculous slouchy overalls.
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Sigur Rós - Varðeldur
Much like their last venture, the seventh installment in Sigur Rós‘ Mystery Film project doesn’t make a whole lot of straightforward sense. Varðeldur is a haunting study of a seemingly blind woman trapped in a concrete cell, which sounds dour, but the lilting melodies of the Icelandic outfit manage to instill even this gloomy subject matter with a melancholic beauty.
Boys Like Girls - Be Your Everything
Chiseled alt-pop pin-ups Boys Like Girls are somewhere in the American outback and just want to Be Your Everything.
The Killers - Dave, The Mining
Short and sweet, The Killers give their fans 1 minute and 42 seconds in heaven with this brief snippet of Dave, The Mining off their forthcoming fourth release, Battle Born set for release next month.
3OH!3 - You’re Gonna Love This
3OH!3, the American duo single-handedly keeping the auto-tune industry in business, traipse around a Las Vegas casino and show off their ball skills in this clip that, contrary to the song’s mantra, you probably won’t love.
The Rubens - My Gun
Fresh from their Spin Off and Splendour in the Grass performances, New South Welshmen The Rubens try for a little James Bond elegance in My Gun, and totally nail it.
The Amity Affliction - Chasing Ghosts
Australian post-hardcore quartet The Amity Affliction find themselves in a frosty winter wonderland for their Chasing Ghosts video, in which they play music and a guy… chases a ghost (go figure). The plot twist at the video’s end is predictable if you’re halfway clever, but worth watching for all the same.
British India - I Can Make You Love Me
Elsewhere in the Australian countryside, a forlorn, whisky-swilling minotaur goes on a bender to the sounds of this infectious anthem for the heartbroken.
Illy feat. Pez - Where Ya Been
In the world of Aussie hip-hop, Illy and Pez are swaggering through the suburbs of Melbourne and just want to know Where Ya Been…
Maundz - Zero
… but Melbourne MC Maundz doesn’t care – he’s too busy getting ready for his role in Kick Ass 2.
Jack Beats feat. Diplo & Example - War
War, Jack Beats‘ collab with Diplo and Example gets the brain-fried acid junkie cartoon treatment. We can’t help but think that this song would be much better with no film clip whatsoever.
Zedd feat. Matthew Koma - Spectrum
If Michael Bay was to make a big screen romance, chances are it’d go something like this.