Driven Friendly get televised in their "Run" video.
We first got to know Austin seven-piece alt-rock troupe Driver Friendly (Nate Bazooka, Tyler Dagger, Andy Lane, Jeremi Mattern, Juan Lopez, Andy Rector, and Chris Walker) at the 2013 MTVU Woodies Festival when they told us about their favorite motto, "full bucket." (According to the band, if you're at the beach and you've got all your accessories -- sun block, flip flops, towel, cooler full of brewskis -- then you're having a "full bucket" kind of day.)
But the boys aren't just a band with a few catchy mottos. Channeling early-to-mid-aughts pop acts like Jimmy Eat World and OK GO with up-tempo songs like "Ghosts" and "Mesidonna," Driver Friendly recently released their latest EP, Peaks + Valleys and an aesthetically fascinating new "Run" video, where the guys rock out in a room lined wall-to-wall with TV screens. So, per their logic, the boys' new "Run" video is so "full bucket," that the "water" (or whatever's in the bucket) has actually spilled over the sides. Their bucket runneth over!
Watch Driver Friendly's "Run" video after the jump.
Count To Four recall early era pop punk in their "Bottles And Books" lyric video.
Holy nostalgia, Count To Four. Are you sure you didn't write "Bottles And Books" somewhere between 2002 and 2005? We get that you just released your studio debut, Between Two Cities, in April 2013, but you could've warned us about how you sound just like New Found Glory and Hidden In Plain View in the absolute best possible of ways. Alas, here you are in 2013, taking us back to the motifs of washed-up towns and sing-along choruses in your new lyric video, "Bottles And Books."
Watch Count To Four's "Bottles And Books" lyric video after the jump. Read More...
For The Foxes describe romantic love in their brand-new lyric video, "Running Back To You."
Did you know that 75 percent of love songs (rough guestimate) are all a lie? They're actually about falling out of love, or wishing that the object of your affection was in love with you. That's why it's a nice change of pace to hear a song like For The Foxes' "Running Back To You," which actually seems about a mutually shared love. Weird how that works!
Watch For The Foxes featuring Allison Weiss' "Running Back To You" lyric video after the jump.
Spose creates an "R"-themed scavenger hunt in his "All Rs" video.
Our obsession with Maine-based rapper Spose runs DEEP. And no, it's not just because we spent seven formative summers at sleepaway camp in The Pine Tree State. It's because Spose spits slick rhymes, scored a massive hit in 2010 with his song "I'm Awesome," and saw success with his equally cheeky "Pop Song." Now, Spose is back with yet another perfectly gimmicky (in a good way) new video, "All Rs," off his forthcoming The Peter Sparker Mixtape, out June 10!
Watch Spose's "All Rs" video after the jump.
Terraplane Sun channel the Stones in their new video, "Get Me Golden."
If you need inspiration for your band's next music video, then you could do a lot worse than channeling The Rolling Stones. That's rock and roll in its most original sense, and it's drawn from perfectly in Venice, Calif. rockers Terraplane Sun's "Get Me Golden" video, a clip that harkens back to the glory days of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Well, most of that, anyway.
Watch Terraplane Sun's "Get Me Golden" video after the jump.
AWOLNATION's child protagonist is definitely NOT ALL RIGHT in this new lyric video.
It's been a second since we've heard from MTV PUSH alums AWOLNATION, but look! The bros are back! Fronted by Aaron Bruno (formerly of Under The Influence Of Giants and Home Town Hero), AWOLNATION has just released a brand-new lyric video, "THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT," which is slated to appear on the "Injustice: Gods Among Us" video game soundtrack. And yes, we know that must make you think: "Video game soundtrack? Nerd alert!" But don't worry -- "THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT," a heady mix of badass rock and blues (think: The Black Keys), is a track that even the least video game-inclined fan can enjoy.
Watch AWOLNATION's "THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT" lyric video after the jump.
Johnny Stimson imagines a machine-driven apocalypse in his "Human Man" video.
Don't you hate it when silver-eyed cyborgs attack your city, interrupt your favorite radio show, and chase you through the streets à la Agent Smith vs. Neo in "The Matrix"? Or when they threaten to bring you into the fold like "Star Trek"'s communism-gone-terribly-wrong species, The Borg? None of those scenarios sound even remotely appealing, but leave it to NYC pop player Johnny Stimson's new video, "Human Man," to turn a terrifying robot takeover into something stylish -- like, something resembling "Run Lola Run" meets "Aeon Flux" meets "The Terminator."
Watch Johnny Stimson's "Human Man" video after the jump.
The Postelles traipse around NYC with Alex Winston in their new "Pretend It's Love" video.
There's no end in sight to the amount of NYC cred indie rockers The Postelles have stockpiled, and it's not just because their 2011 debut album was produced by The Strokes' Albert Hammond, Jr. For one thing, the four-piece originally formed at the Upper West Side's Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, they've recorded at NYC's Quad Studios AND Looking Glass Studios, and their new video, "Pretend It's Love," featuring singer-songwriter Alex Winston, takes place all up in our blessed Northeast isle. See? Cred.
Watch The Postelles' "Pretend It's Love" video featuring Alex Winston after the jump.
Allison Weiss asks all of the important post-breakup questions in her "Making It Up" video.
If "The Post-It Always Sticks Twice" episode of "Sex And The City" taught us anything, it's that there really is no good way to break up with someone. Don't send an e-mail, don't text us, don't do it over Facebook, don't drop off the face of the Earth -- just have the human decency to tell it to our face! We deserve that much! Oh, um, er, sorry. Just feeling a little emotional transference from Allison Weiss' "Making It Up" video (off of her latest record, Say What You Mean), where the bespeckled indie-pop singer gets broken up with on a single sheet of paper, reading, "Allison, I can't do this. I'm sorry. -- Scott" OK, who's this "Scott" character?! Hope he likes knuckle sandwiches. Oh wait, it's her dog.
Watch Allison Weiss' "Making It Up" video after the jump.
Rich Kidd invites a lucky girl to an exclusive party in his "Can I Get A (Bom Bom)" video.
Rich Kidd might be an emerging artist here in the States, but in his native Canada, dude has been running the rap game for a FULL minute. So far, dude's collaborated on tracks with heavy hitters like Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, and DMX as well as produced for rhymers like Drake and Kardinal Offishall. Now, in his new "Can I Get A (Bom Bom)" video, from his In My Opinion mixtape, we find out why Kidd's got so much love in the hip-hop community.
Watch Rich Kidd's "Can I Get A (Bom Bom)" video after the jump.