After a bit of a hiatus, Good Music Videos Still Exist! is back with a trio of new videos, featuring two budding bands and one in full bloom.
First we have The Cribs, whose album In the Belly of the Brazen Bull I wrote about earlier this year. Their video for the raucus track ‘Glitters Like Gold’ is as vintage as the sound of the song, rife with VHS noise, fisheye lenses, torn jeans and open button downs over tees. The video and song have heavy helpings of both substance as style.
In keeping with that vintage hard rock feel is the video for Holograms‘ ‘Fever’. Holograms are a Swedish punk outfit whose debut dropped in July of this year via Captured Tracks, a record label with a bevy of good current acts. The video is a trippy clip-art adventure, as irreverent and fast paced as the track it accompanies.
Finally we have Black Moth Super Rainbow, a Pittsburgh band who have been releasing records for a decade now. Even by ‘indie rock’ standards BMSR remain a rather niche entity, you either love them or you hate them, likely based on the heavy effects applied to the vocals on every track. Personally I dig the hazed out feel, and hope you will too. Their video for ‘Windshield Smasher’, off the forthcoming Cobra Juicy is jarring, but tongue in cheek enough to be a good compliment to a great song.