Arcade Fire get spooky and dance-y in their video for "Reflektor."
Since Arcade Fire showed up in LCD Soundsystem's "Shut Up And Play The Hits" documentary, we knew that they were ready to ditch The Suburbs for the dance floor. With the help of former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, their new single does just that. Drawing on disco traditions from LCD to Donna Summer, "Reflektor" goes long -- seven minutes! -- and ambitious -- two videos!
Watch Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" video after the jump.
Empire of the Sun take the bus in their new "DNA" video.
We thought we'd seen some weirdness on L.A. buses, but it's hard to beat Luke Steele in a blue plastic headdress. Empire of the Sun brave Los Angeles' public transportation in their new "DNA" video, making their way out to the valley to raid a convenience store -- set in the very near future of 2014. The Australian duo ditch the bus for bikes, pick up a posse, and wind up at a house party before the cops show up. So much for a brave new world.
Watch Empire Of The Sun's "DNA" video after the jump.
Aw, FIDLAR were punk rock babies!
A FIDLAR performance always delivers the four S's of punk rock shows: snot, sweat, shout-alongs, and stage-dives. In the band's new video for "Awkward," they bring the blink-182-worthy track to the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney, Australia (more proof Cali punk runs the world). The professionally shot video captures the performance in glorious slo-mo, getting every fist-pump, power chord, and leap into the crowd.
Watch FIDLAR's "Awkward" live video after the jump.
Night Riots have a shadowy new video for "Remedy."
Cali rockers Night Riots have definitely brought a darker style to their sound lately, and the band's "Remedy" video makes the most of the shadows. (Holler at you later, Jason Mraz.) With bright lights and flickering images spilling across the blanketed walls around them, singer Travis Hawley sings and dances in silhouette as the rest of the band rocks from behind their own transparent curtain. Colorful and artful, it's the kind of visual that could only be cooler with Natalie Portman busting "Black Swan" moves over the group's moody lead guitars.
Watch Night Riots' "Remedy" video after the jump.
Best Of Friends opt for the all-Americana vibe in their "Here We Go" video.
What happens when a couple of Warped Tour rockers trade in their amps for acoustic guitars? Best of Friends' "Here We Go" is showing us the way, with a song that draws inspiration from groups like Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers. The band -- including Morgan Dorr and John Keefe of Boys Like Girls -- came together with Jamel Hawke and Ethan Dorr to write a song for fifth member Kevin McHugh's wedding. With that one a winner, the new group added Mario Fanizzi and Allyn Door -- Morgan's dad! -- making the band both Best of Friends and real family, too. Take that, Mumfords.
Watch Best Of Friends' "Here We Go" video after the jump.
Ellie Goulding's new video is pure gold.
Everything electro-pop goddess Ellie Goulding touches turns to gold, so it's no wonder her latest is dubbed "Midas Touch." The singer's new video -- for a cover of a Midnight Star track -- is an animated, 3D effort that captures a metallic woman breathed into life. But our golden girl finds that existence ain't easy: She loses an arm and fights her own body's spastic chaos before reaching her man. Even then, a kiss isn't enough to save her. It's a sad ending for a video that remembers the myth of King Midas ended badly, too. (Pro-tip: magical transformation powers are cool until you can't touch your family. Ask Rogue from X-Men!)
Watch Ellie Goulding's "Midas Touch" video.
Eminem name-checks everyone from Kid Rock to Khloe Kardashian in his new song, "Berzerk."
When Eminem announced that his next album would be the sequel to 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP -- the sophomore album that proved the bleached-blond MC's chops as the hottest rapper in the game -- we knew we'd hear him breathing fire.
"Berzerk" (with a Z!) takes Prince's Purple Rain advice and goes crazy, crackling with a "99 Problems"-esque beat courtesy of guru producer Rick Rubin, who's been bringing electric guitars and hip-hop together since Fred Durst was in diapers. It helps that Em sounds like the Beastie Boys on steroids, all aggro and vein-popping.
Listen to Eminem's "Berzerk," and check out our GIF breakdown after the jump.
Flume goes full sci-fi in the Moon Holiday-featuring "Insane" video.
Flume is not kidding around with his new video -- "Insane" is completely cray cray. The Australian producer's latest track featuring fellow Aussie Moon Holiday is a shimmering, slow-building club banger (think Goldroom in a funhouse, emphasis on the "house") that takes its visuals on a one-way trip straight to sci-fi madness.
Watch Flume's "Insane" video after the jump.
For the Foxes are up and onto the dance floor in "We're Coming Up."
For the Foxes have been on the rise for a minute now; "We're Coming Up" dropped in February, but a little thing called Vans Warped Tour got in the way of immediately delivering the single's video. Well, now the band's finally given the electro-pop jam the clip it deserves, complete with a dressy, Justin Timberlake-worthy new look.
Watch For The Foxes' "We're Coming Up" video after the jump.
Ra Ra Riot float on in their "Binary Mind" video.
Ra Ra Riot's Beta Love is an electro-powered chronicle of android emotions, so it's no wonder the band's "Binary Mind" video gets a little sci-fi. It turns out androids dream of a whole lot more than electric sheep: The animated video is a candy-colored psychedelic epic that features the band's floating heads, the moon playing bass and singer Wes Miles going blue-haired and crying clouds of eyeball beasts. Seapunk! Don't watch this on drugs, kids. (Don't do drugs!)
Watch Ra Ra Riot's "Binary Mind" video after the jump.