I’m quite guilty of using friends’ Facebook walls as a vehicle to keep the batshit video for ‘Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry” alive, so you can imagine my excitement upon learning I could, with reason, post it here. In the “Tom Scharpling” directed video for a selection from Aimee Mann's eighth studio album, Jon Hamm poses as an oreo mustached misspeaking cabbie who has conned the singer-songwriter into producing a shot-for-shot remake of the former. Lest we forget, she was their frontwoman for a time (and is sadly no longer sporting a Tank Girl coiffure).
There’s finally an entirely NSFW video for an offering plucked from Boom Bip’s latest album in six years, Zig Zaj. And good grief, it’s been eleven gray hair growing years since he released his collaboration with Four Tet, the fan favorite “No More Mosquitoes”. The masterly multi-instrumentalist alongside directing pair Ian & Cooper tackle what I like to call Ralph Lauren Presents: Sex or as they refer to it, a voyage of self discovery. In the gem we follow Mike Noyce (Bon Iver) as anthropomorphic sperm on its path to life. And are introduced to ceilings similar to those also found in your local no-tell motel.
Mysterious British pop quartet Alt-J are now three for three when it comes to setting forth the perfect visual counterpart to songs that stand alone just as well. Directing collective Brewer are at the helm this time around and we move molasses-paced wonderfully through a tale of a model-like matador who messed with the bull and got fucked. I’m pretty sure that’s how the saying goes.