14 posts tagged music video
"Rare Candy" by TeamRKT ⊟
Perhaps one of my favorite qualities of music videos spanning any genre of music is when you can tell that the band and/or the performers in the music video are having the best of times while making the video.
TeamRKT is a Brit bitpop duo using Game Boys, guitars, a few samples and some brilliant voices (YES!) to make catchy and upbeat tunes.
MORE Check out TeamRKT's Bandcamp
Infinity Shred’s “Void Ripper”
[trigger warning for gang violence and sharpshooting]
We can’t stop our love for Infinity Shred's jams, “Void Ripper” is their new single and the first off of their forthcoming album Sanctuary, due out in September of this year on Paracadute (that’s OK Go’s label, for those of you playing the home game). Really excited for these guys, they’re definitely going places!
MORE Infinity Shred's Bandcamp, including their Starscream releases!
"Never Grow Up" by Euan Lynn
Fast-paced chip punk recorded in the most lo-fi way imaginable (a cassette tape in his bedroom), it embraces every bit of the garage punk aesthetic and I love it. This track is off Euan’s latest EP Never Grow Up Club, the rest of which is as fast-paced and youthfully furious as this.
“Nicholas D. Wolfwood“ feat. The Glowing Stars by Awkward Terrible
SO GLAD to see Awkward Terrible’s very first music video. For the uninitiated, Awkward Terrible is a pretty loud band from Milwaukee, WI that uses an NES to add to their punk sound. This particular track is actually from a split EP they did with the now-defunct The Glowing Stars (who, for some reason, split up, but keep releasing music). Because Awkward Terrible doesn’t mess around, they also released a second music video today, I just happened to like this one more.
Super Guachin’s “La Gorra” tells the story of a post-apocalyptic scenario in which a mega-corporation sets up a plan for world domination, eventually turning the human race into zombies. Super Guachin is the last hope for the human race, bringing music to the masses with their computers and Game Boys.
Honestly, though, I would play the hell out of that game. Super Guachin's sound combines chiptunes, cumbia beats, and dubstep to tell the story above, as well as some sweet pixel art visuals.
BUY Super Guachin's Piratas Y Fichines EP
♫ Meow ♫ Anamanaguchi’s new single, music video
What is even going on in this video? You have Dark Moon Goths inducting Luke, a go kart race that leaves Peter decapitated, Tumblr employees working the concession stand, some awesome animation, and even a tease of Paul Robertson cats. The song is reckless, too!
You can cop the single for a buck and change at iTunes — the group’s new album, Endless Fantasy, drops this spring.
"Wayfinder" music video by Infinity Shred
I loved this track when we first posted it a few months ago, but now the band formerly known as Starscream has put together a gnar video to go along with it. Keep with the video past the first minute and a half — skateboards forever and ever.
Other chip music I’ve had in my headphones lately:
- Book of Cups by Church Of The Undying Bloop (first 500 downloads free)
- Forgotten Machines by Decktonic (composed with KORG DS10+ on a DSi)
I also can’t get Kendrick Lamar and The Game’s new albums out of iTunes rotation. Why aren’t there chip mixes of “Swimming Pools” and “Ali Bomaye” yet?
Unsettling music video for New Love Plus' theme song “Colorful Days”. There's something off about this performance — I think it's the combination of their motion capture body movements and doll-like heads. It looks like animegao, which itself is very disturbing (IMO).
I wonder if this lady was the mocap actress for all three virtual girls, and if she consciously adapts her body movements to reflect Manaka, Nene, and and Rinko’s different personalities. Do people ever stop her in the streets, confused by why this woman walked and moved exactly like their virtual girlfriend?
See also: More Love Plus posts
Music video for the Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle vocal theme, “Mysterious Flower,” featuring a Laytonized version of singer Yumi Matsutoya.
It would be pretty annoying to try to shoot a music video inside Layton world. All the extras would be bothering you between takes about how many shirts they could fit in a suitcase and how to measure liquids using only three jars, and then the camera’s tape would get unwound into a maze-like tangle. Oh, and there’d be hella murders.
Import: Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Japanese edition, compatible only with Japanese 3DS)
See also: More Professor Layton stuff
New Nintendo 3DS update delivers an OK Go music video in 3D. The 3DS releases this Sunday, but Nintendo has already put out an update that includes this "White Knuckles" clip (appropriate with Nintendogs + Cats as a launch title) and SpotPass/Network enhancements.
Presumably, this firmware release does not affect 3DS flashcarts like the R4i 3DS (these devices only allow users to load DS software for now, not 3DS games).
You won’t get to keep the video for too long, though, as it ends with the following message: “We hope you enjoyed ‘White Knuckles’ by OK Go. Please note this video will be deleted with the next system update.” :o/
[Update: Nintendo 3DS systems in Europe also received its own system update with a one and a half minute 3D video of “people skydiving, fireworks, [and] animals”.]
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"My Chariot" music video by The Depreciation Guild. Two opportunities to feature this Brooklyn chipgaze band this week! First, the group’s infectious cover of YMO
The big rumor this week was that Nintendo contracted Nvidia to produce its Tegra chips — designed for high-end mobile devices — for the Nintendo DSi’s successor (which Citigroup predicts will arrive as soon as next year).
Now, this line of Nvidia chips is impressive, as it makes neat augmented reality projects like ARhrrrr possible, and the upcoming Zune HD even uses one to play high definition video. It’s a pretty big rumor! So, why did I neglect to mention it on Tiny Cartridge?
Well, whenever I’d start to think about the possibilities of a new DS that uses a Tegra chip, I’d immediately seek out and watch this video instead of writing a post:
Yes, I know the spelling is different on the names, but isn’t that way more interesting than a new DS?
See also: Poison