telling minor stories to avoid a major one

Music Video: Frightened Rabbit – “Nothing Like You” by Barbecue Bros
October 27, 2010, 4:40 pm
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Frightened Rabbit, so-called “masters of the heartbreak anthem,” are playing at The Neighborhood Theatre tonight. Should be good times.

Music Video: The National – “Terrible Love (Alternate Version)” by Barbecue Bros
October 20, 2010, 5:19 pm
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I just saw this video for the first time and already love it so GD much. It shows a more playful side of the band, one that you don’t really see from the media or press when they are promoting an album. Between the great live footage, the nod to the self-titled debut album cover (at 2:58 in the video), and the footage of the band cutting up backstage and on the road, what is there not to (terrible) love (sorry)?

Music Video: Futurebirds – “Dirty D” by Barbecue Bros
October 19, 2010, 6:19 pm
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From what I’ve heard of Athens, GA band Futurebirds, they play the type of music I like to listen to in the fall – i.e. alt-country, folky, slide guitar-y, and reverb-y. And it just so happens that they are playing at Snug Harbor next Tuesday night, so hopefully I can check it out.

Music Video: Major Lazer – “Percumajor” by Barbecue Bros
October 6, 2010, 3:41 pm
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In typical Major Lazer style, this animated video is batshit crazy and features “cameos” by Stephen Hawking, Michael Jordan, a laser-wielding T-Rex, Michael Jackson, April 15 (as in Tax Day), Guile from Street Fighter, Tiger Woods, the Delorean from Back to the Future, John Travolta’s character from Battlefield Earth, Jerry Seinfeld, Kirk and Spock, Gizmo, and several more. The song itself is a remix of “Coffee Pot (It’s Time for the Percolator)” and is directed by Konee Rok, but those are by far the least interesting things about the video.

(via Stereogum)

Music Video: Animal Collective – “Bluish” by Barbecue Bros
September 23, 2010, 12:39 pm
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So they are still making videos for Merrriwether Post Pavilion, which came out around 20 months ago (January 2009, if I’m remembering correctly). This one is suitably trippy and certainly lives up to its name.

Music Video: Surfer Blood – “Floating Vibes” by Barbecue Bros
September 11, 2010, 5:04 pm
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Another video from the Florida band.

Music Video: The Arcade Fire – “We Used to Wait” by Barbecue Bros
September 2, 2010, 5:38 pm
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Not a YouTube vid, but rather a HTML5 experiment where you type in the address of your childhood home as part of a short film called “The Wilderness Downtown” by Chris Milk which is set to “We Used to Wait.” It is best seen in Chrome (although I hear Firefox works ok too).