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.
Ke$ha throws a house party with spacemen, gangstas, and biker dudes in her "Crazy Kids" video.
If you were invited to a party at Ke$ha's house, what would you expect to see? There isn't really a wrong answer here -- to party with Ke$ha is to expect the unexpected (and to wake up somewhere strange, probably in a puddle of something sticky). But in her new "Crazy Kids" video, Ke$ha's unorthodox party preparations are on full display. Fridge stocked full of glittery alcohol? Check. Tatted-up gangstas with mini-horses and old biker dudes? Check. Riff Raff-meets-Estelle Getty outfit? Check. Will.i.am in a gold astronaut suit? Check.
Watch Ke$ha featuring will.i.am's "Crazy Kids" video after the jump.
Talib Kweli teams up with Miguel for their visually stunning, animated Come Here" video.
The funny thing about love is that it doesn't always make perfect sense. And in Talib Kweli's gorgeously animated new "Come Here" video featuring Miguel (from the album Prisoner of Conscious), there are definitely a few love-themed plot points that don't add up. Like, for example, how do the ancient Egyptian gods/goddesses Anubis and Isis manage to fall in love through space and time AND have technology like cell phones and cars? (Did we miss this lesson in history class?) But despite the historical inaccuracies, "Come Here" reveals a lushly drawn love story that parallels a scenario that could very easily happen today.
Watch Talib Kweli featuring Miguel's "Come Here" video after the jump.
Dan Black spends 24 hours on a rooftop in his "Hearts" video.
First of all, not being obsessed with Dan Black is a huge life mistake. Just saying. In case you're not all up on the Dan Black situation, Black is an electro-pop artist known for tracks like "Alone" and "Symphonies," the latter of which not only earned him a 2010 MTV VMA nomination, but also bravely sampled the one and only "Umbrella." Do we even have to tell you who that's by? (OK, fine, Rihanna.) Nowadays, Mr. Black is back with his brand-new video, "Hearts," which is slated to appear on his still-untitled album due later this year. Oh, and did we mention it features the queen of the yard, KELIS?? (No milk shakes, though.)
Watch Dan Black's "Hearts" video featuring Kelis.
T.I. gets lost in the desert in his "Hello" video.
T.I. is becoming quite the actor! OK, yeah, he's appeared in actual films like "Identity Thief" and "Takers," but we're starting to think that maybe his taste for movie star roles has snuck into his music. That seems to be the case in his new video, "Hello," from his latest album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head. With a little help from Cee Lo Green on vocals, T.I. wakes up in the clip dusty and musty on a dirt-side road, trying to piece together what brought him there in the first place. Ugh, been there Tip. If we had a nickel for every time we woke up in a ditch, we'd have... you know what? Not important.
Watch T.I. featuring Cee Lo Green's "Hello" video after the jump.
Alex Aiono sounds like a mini-Justin Bieber and looks like a mini-Taylor Lautner!
Meet newcomer Alex Aiono. He's only 16 years old and already plays five instruments (guitar, bass, ukulele, drums, and piano), which we suspect is probably four more instruments than you play! (Or maybe five, if for some reason you opted for "chorus'" over "clarinet" in elementary school.) Anyway, still fully NOT LEGAL, the singer-songwriter (think Cody Simpson meets Bruno Mars) has already cowritten songs with Babyface and signed a deal with BMG Publishing. In addition, his brand-new record, Young & Foolish, was cowritten with John Legend! AND did we mention that there's a video? And that it's so effing good, we're basically convinced that Alex is a mini-Justin Bieber who just so happens to look like Taylor Lautner circa the first "Twilight" installment? Yep, we thought you'd be interested.
Watch Alex Aiono's "Young & Foolish" video after the jump.
Watch a mysterious trip back to the farm in Snowden's "So Red" video.
Here's a "Twilight Zone" episode for you: Snowden's "So Red" video chronicles a mysterious trip to a farm, featuring a runaway horse, wordless desperation and, um, extensive crotch shots. Nice pants, bro. The evocative video, produced by NY-based production house LANDED, leaves the plot loose, focusing on its handsome hero's arrival in the field after daydreaming of his pal the horse and making his way out to the country. It's a love story! The footage is more faded and sun-kissed than any particular color -- "So Instagram" is probably a bad name for an indie rock song, though.
Watch Snowden's "So Red" video after the jump.