Check out He Met Her's gorgeous video 'Control.'
In the stunning new "Control" video by He Met Her, no surface is safe from the L.A.-based disco-pop duo's super-fierce sexiness. In the first few seconds we see Rocky Chance and Mowgli Moon (both freakishly beautiful, with the sort of flowing locks our wildest hair dreams are made of) pull up to a pink motel in a matching pink vintage car. Shortly thereafter, the two get real affectionate -- on the motel bed (with palm trees projected onto the wall behind the headboard), in the empty diner next door, and outside in a magical desert rainstorm that just makes their hair look all the more gorgeous.
Watch He Met Her's "Control" video after the jump.
Asteroids Galaxy Tour's all about contradiction in their gorgeously wacky video "Major," the latest single from the Danish psych-pop band's sophomore album, Out of Frequency. All throughout the horn-soaked dance floor anthem, the "Major" video cuts between grainy black-and-white footage (including riots, protests, building demolitions and ill-fated space shuttle takeoffs) and shots of glamourpuss singer Mette Lindberg strutting around in a string of killer ensembles. Meanwhile, the lyrics to "Major" veer from scary and threatening ("These filthy streets will eat your soul") to sweetly ego-stroking ("You're the best, you're the most, you're the toast of the Barbary coast!").
Watch Asteroids Galaxy Tour's "Major" video after the jump.
Mates of State make married life look so blissful and cool. In their new video for "Unless I'm Led," the indie-pop husband-and-wife duo stroll (and jump and dance) along a cloudy beach and have lots of weird fun with all the things they find along the way. We see singer/keyboardist Kori Gardner and singer/drummer Jason Hammel leapfrog over flaming logs, stumble upon a bunch of red balloons and then set them free, hurl paint at an Andy Warhol-esque soup can portrait, sit down to a table only to turn it over seconds later, and finally, dance by a campfire built from driftwood. Aww-zees.
Watch Mates of State's "Unless I'm Led" video after the jump.
Find a thread to pull in Now, Now's latest video, 'Thread.'
In the video for the latest single off their sophomore album, Threads, Now, Now take us to what appears to be an abandoned warehouse littered with piles of dirt and gravel. While the dreary setting beautifully suits Now, Now's moody, shoegazy side, "Thread" cuts through the gloom with some supercool lighting effects that perfectly play up the Minneapolis-based indie-rock trio's penchant for sunshiney pop.
Watch Now, Now's "Thread" video after the jump.
Strap on your roller skates for Donora's 'And Then The Girls' video.
At first glance, Donora's video "And Then The Girls" video might seem like a total overload of retro-cheesy wackness. The video's centerpiece is a series of choreographed roller-skating routines, each filmed in mega-low-budge footage that suggests it's been ripped from a VHS tape recorded no later than 1987. That footage is spliced with goofy graffiti graphics and cut with shots of Donora singer/guitarist Casey Hanner, dancing away in her pleated denim jacket and high-waisted jeans (with the occasional fake firework blasting off behind her).
Watch Donora's "And Then The Girls" video after the jump.
Watch Johnny Headband's 'And Then Again' video.
The dudes in Johnny Headband are all about perseverance. In their fantastically wacky video for "And Then Again," the Detroit-based electro-pop trio try their best at chess, racing and rodeo and end up with some wildly mixed results. But just like your mom probably told you a million times: It's not whether you win or lose, it's how sexy you look while crawling across a strobe-lit dance floor in your gender-bending off-the-shoulder blouse and super-creepy black gloves.
Watch Johnny Headband's "And Then Again" video after the jump.
This just in: We love JJAMZ.
If the video for their debut song, "Never Enough," is any indication, L.A. supergroup JJAMZ are total masters at tugging your heartstrings while serving up toothache-inducing indie-pop.
Set to release their first album, Suicide Pact, on July 11, the band (pronounced "juh-Jamz") features Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes), James Valentine (Maroon 5), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), solo artist Michael Runion and Z Berg (The Like) -- so it's no surprise that the lineup would turn out a single as smart and super-catchy as "Never Enough." But the "Never Enough" video exceeds any expectations of greatness, emerging as a sweetly heartbreaking short film you'll want to watch over and over.
Watch JJAMZ's "Never Enough" video after the jump.
Oh, yikes -- someone please remind me to never attend a dinner party at Marilyn Manson's house. In the video for "No Reflection," the lead track from Manson's upcoming album, Born Villain, director Lukas Ettlin gives us a little peek into suppertime at the Manson residence, and it's way gross.
Watch Marilyn Manson's "No Reflection" video after the jump.
Don't let the title fool you -- there are no wolves or weddings or wolf-weddings in the video for "The Wolf Is Getting Married," the first single from Sinead O'Connor's upcoming album. Instead of fur and fangs, we get a creepy-beautiful scene that feels more like a performance art piece than a pop video.
+ Watch Sinead O'Connor's "The Wolf Is Getting Married" video after the jump.
It's gonna be a very disco Valentine's Day for R. Kelly and all his freaky followers. Due for digital release on Feb. 14, "Share My Love" sounds like it's beamed in straight from the speakers of Studio 54, sometime around 1977. Crooning over shiny disco strings and a sweetly mellowed-out beat, the King of R&B keeps it smooth as silk -- or at least polyester, preferably in electric purple.
Romantic as ever, Kels slips more than a few priceless come-ons into the lyrics for "Share My Love" (the first single from his forthcoming album, Write Me Back). Of course, when he announces he's about to "tell you all of the things I wanna do to you" in the first verse, your instinct is probably to cover your ears and start shouting "LA LA LA!" to drown him out. But that's nothing compared to the real prize-taker at the bridge: "Now that we're in this room/Let's do what we're born to do/POPULATE! POPULATE!" It's classic Kels -- fantastic and terrifying at the very same time.
BTW, I just pictured R. Kelly in a butterfly-collared button-down and suede bell-bottoms, and it was kind of amazing. Let's all break out our halter-neck catsuits and do The Hustle.
+ Listen to R. Kelly, "Share My Love."