This video is an improvement on the apparently unofficial one I posted a few weeks ago. Still a bit underwhelming though. Exciting apocalyptic non-musical intro quickly slides into Paper Crows hanging around various places looking glum. Still LOVE this song though. Love it.
It’s been a slightly slower than average month round these parts, for various reasons. What better way to celebrate, then, but with another feast of content-recycling? Hey?
Anyway, looking back on March, I was pleasantly surprised by how many great song/video combinations there have been. OK, not all of these have the winning combination of great song + great video, but all have at least one of the two. Also there are quite a few tracks in here that surfaced MONTHS ago but only did the video THING in March. I’m OK with that.
WARNING: One of these videos contains lots of nudity. I’m not telling which.
INSTANT HITS – BEST OF MARCH 2011
1. Jupiter – Saké (03:07)
2. Midnight Magic – Beam Me Up (03:55)
3. The Human League – Never Let Me Go (03:33)
4. Yelle – Safari Disco Club / Que Veux-tu (08:17)
5. Jessica 6 – White Horse (04:10)
6. Anna Calvi – Blackout (04:13)
7. Katy B – Broken Record (03:30)
8. Rainbow Arabia – Without You (03:34)
9. British Sea Power – Who’s In Control (03:19)
10. Paper Crows – Fingertips (04:15)
I already wrote about this in its pre-having-a-video days. It’s still good.
Whatever I said then + video with close ups of people HAVING EMOTIONS. Done.
It’s Sunday afternoon, so have some gothy yet unbelievably pretty tunes from Paper Crows. 19 year old (!) Emma Panas’ ice-pure vocals have already been compared to everyone from Bjork to Kate Bush, and while they’ll have to do a little more to prove they really belong in such illustrious company, on the evidence so far it all looks rather promising.
This is beautiful stuff, of that there’s no doubt. Sounds a little bit Portishead, but with a modern touch. It’s really not too hard to see this appealing to the same mainstream audience that took to the XX.
Current single Fingertips, previous (and more dubstep-y) single Stand Alight, and a cover of Kate Bush’s Cloudbusting all below: