Today MS MR reveal their first official music video for their new track “Fantasy.”
The band explained:
“Shot on location in Jamaica, Queens with our dear friend and talented director Austin Peters, the video for “Fantasy” stays true to the main themes and questions behind the track: things we imagine or think we understand are not as they appear. This video presents a world filled with fantasies gone wrong where the mundane, the surreal and the supernatural are all intertwined and what is real becomes a matter of perspective.”
The song is off of the band’s debut album Second Hand Rapture out May 14th in the U.S. on Columbia Records.
MS MR continues to enthrall fans around the world with their compelling blend of pop. With “Fantasy” quickly rising to #2 on the Hype Machine ‘Popular’ charts. MS MR is the moniker for Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow. The duo’s debut Second Hand Rapture is comprised of 12 tracks and was produced by Hershenow, with additional production and mix by Tom Elmhirst. The duo recently played a handful of new songs during their sold-out stints at NYC’s Mercury Lounge and headline debut at the Echo in Los Angeles. You can catch the band performing at this year’s SXSW next month.
Brooklyn four-piece CHAPPO, whose debut album Moonwater is out now on Majordomo/Shout!Factory, premiered the animated music video for their psychedelic-pop track “What Are You Kids On” yesterday via FilterMagazine.com. The video was created and directed by Kate Stryker and Lucas Millard of Bottomless Well Production.
Lead singer and guitarist Alex Chappo explains, “We worked with Lucus and Kate for our video for “Bodies Coasting” and we fell in love with their style. This song has a similar whimsical feeling. We wanted to use animation because the song surfs somewhere between the alpha waves of a dream and an exaggerated reality.”
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Gordon Voidwell teamed up with NYC’s Kids Table production crew for his new track “XO Boyfriend” to create a music video that draws from Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” video. The styling, choreography, set design, and photography all take cues from Whitney’s mid-80’s classic. The homage was filmed in a hot Brooklyn warehouse in the summer of 2011, but GV had been keeping it under wraps until the right moment, which unfortunately arose this week with the untimely passing of the legendary singer.
In regards to the concept of the video, director Steve Pristin says “Gordon Voidwell’s music and style is often compared to artists of the 80’s — rather than fight that notion I wanted to fully embrace it, while paying homage to one of the most iconic musicians and music videos of the 1980’s. Growing up, in my home, Whitney Houston was viewed with a reverence unmatched – she will be deeply missed.”
Gordon Voidwell, who just this past week released his brand new MalcolmXXXMclaren mixtape added, “It’s amazing to think that in 48 short years, Whitney Houston covered the entire range of human emotion through music. From epic love ballads to 808-driven synthpop to gospel music, her voice spoke the complexity and depth of being human. On a selfish level, I’m saddened to think there will never be any new Whitney Houston music. She’s inspired a lot of what i do.”
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One year, and over 20 millions YouTube hits after it was first unleashed upon the partying public, Avicii’s ‘Levels’ has become a globally recognized score and undoubtedly the most unifying dancefloor record of 2011…but the bug is spreading further! As this mammoth single continues to soar up charts across the planet, we are finally blessed with one truly hilarious music video to match. Living up to all expectations and more, this three-minute cut of comic genius will have you splitting at the sides.
The mundane, daily grind of office-block life provides the initial setting…until that is, one melancholy employee becomes infected with the ‘Levels bug’. No prizes for guessing how the mood U-turns; as Avicii’s smash hit gets into full swing, resonating and rip-roaring over the computers and photocopiers of the humdrum workplace, the man is simply uncontrollable in his hip-thrusting, booty-shaking, table-top dancing excitement – so much so that only the Taser-gun of a security man can bring him down!
As he hits the deck and passes out, that’s when things start to get very weird…and equally funny. Awaking from a truly bizarre dream to find himself strapped to a hospital bed, the madness of the office starts all over again – the only difference being that the ‘Levels bug’ is ten times more infectious than before. Doctors, nurses and janitors beware, because nobody is safe from the contagious sounds of 22 year-old superstar Avicii!
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David Crowder Band debuted the new video for their next single “SMS (Shine)”. This video gives me chills, really. It makes me want to smile, cry and smile again.
The video’s centerpiece is a bit of nostalgia that everyone will remember from childhood: LITE–BRITE®. Directed, shot and edited entirely by the band, the visually stunning new clip was created using over 700,000 LITE-BRITE® pegs composing 1,200 LITE-BRITE® images. No computer generated graphics or effects whatsoever were used. However, there were 2,150 man-hours from 83 friends who were powered by 148 pizzas!
Utilizing the ‘stop-motion’ style of filmmaking, “SMS (Shine)” tells the story of a couple falling in love. Each frame was painstakingly conceived with exquisite detail and ‘moving’ images. The creators even take us outside the canvas of the vintage toy to tell the couple’s story. It was a labor of love and the end result is mesmerizing. This is truly great visual art with a vintage toy from the 80s.
Who knew a video using a LITE-BRITE® could evoke such emotions!?!