Music Video of the Day

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The title track from Beirut's 2011 album The Rip Tide finally gets the video it deserves, from director Houmam Abdallah.

Zach Condon elaborates:

I always felt that "The Rip Tide" wasn't fully able to project its own ambitions in song form.. no matter how it was performed or recorded, it felt contained by sound alone… I wanted more, as I often do with my music, and this is not a bad thing. Growing to accept a song's limits is part of the process of creating and loving them. Which was why I was so excited to see what Houmam had dug into when he picked "The Rip Tide" out of all others for a video. The concept fit, and the product brought the song somewhere that I had only been able to describe to myself, now available for others to see and feel it much more as I had in the process of writing it.

[pitchfork]

Music Video of the Day

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Internet stars sensations horrors Kitty "Rap Game Taylor Swift" Pryde and Riff "Rap Game James Franco" Raff team up to make beautiful music the video for "Orion's Belt." So begins the abomination that is the "tumblrcore" genre.

[thanks, nick!]

Music Video of the Day

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The extraordinary new video for "Parler le fracas," by French hip-hop group Le Peuple de l'Herbe, "channels Orwell's Animal Farm, updated for the Occupy Wall Street era. Pigs in riot police gear face off with disenfranchised industrial workers -- a goose, a chameleon, and hundreds of other small animals who combine forces to create a Godzilla-like monster."

Prepare to be amazed.

[atlantic]

Kids Reenact the Darndest Music Videos of the Day

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As a tribute to recently-departed Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch, filmmaker James Winters remade the music video for "Sabotage" with his two kids and their cousin playing the Beasties.

I'm telling y'all it's an homage.

[vulture.]

Lights Out

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Odd Future's Lil B has certainly made quite the impression on everyone over the last few months, but nothing compares to his video for "3 Stacks," which features a not-so-obvious Celine Dion sample. Hearts will go on, indeed.

[deathandtaxes]

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Kanye West has teamed up with fashion's foremost filmmaker, Ruth Hogben, on the video for "Lost in the World," the latest single from his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The video, in "breaking the mold of the popular rap aesthetic," may be just the thing to restore West's credibility in the fashion world.

[highsnobriety]

Music Video of the Day

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We're going to be so sick of this song by the time September rolls around. But today, with summer just around the corner, it's hot.

[rihanna]