Monday, 31 December 2012

Vetkuk vs Mahoota - iStokvela ( Dir : ? ) 2012


Amazing South-African dance track for your new year's party !

Herman Dune - Tell Me Something I Don't Know ( Dir : Toben Seymour ) 2011


Don Draper , feel good vid , blue Wockie puppet , I want one !

                            HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Prinzenzeit - Korsika ( Corsica ) Short personal film ( Dir : David Babendreyer ) 2012


Beauty Island .... marvellous & rare shots of  a Mediterranean marvel ... full of love , superb music by Sigur Ròs " Samskeyti " ( from  another beauty island ...) ....

Memphis Bleek ft Swizz Beatz - Like that ( Dir : R. Malcolm Jones ) 2005


one of the catchiest rap track ever , hooks & flow , Rihanna's beginnings (  short ) appearance  ( starts at 1:53 )....

GusGus - Believe ( Dir : Stefan Arni & Siggi Kjartansson ) 1997


Classic hypnotic electro & Nordic humour ..... still amazing ....

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop ( Dir : Jon Jon Augustavo, Ryan Lewis, Ben Haggerty ) 2012


"feel good "vid & track , samples ...... whoah ! Hey !

Chairlift – Met Before ( Dir : Jordan Fish ) 2012


fresh pop college track , band & vid , one of my greatest oversights of the year .... error corrected  ! ........

Friday, 28 December 2012

Max Cooper ft BRAIDS - Pleasures ( Dir : Cédric De Smedt ) 2012


XLent hypnotic AND melodic ( starting after 1 minute ) stuff by UK's Max Cooper & Canadian Braids + a great animation , I just luv it .....

Frank Ocean – Pyramids ( Dir : Nabil ) 2012

http://www.vevo.com/watch/frank-ocean/pyramids-(explicit)/USUV71201066
.... great track & vid ... dreamy , seedy , druggy , soulful & inspired .....+ John Mayer  plays  smashing guitar licks starting at 5:00 , DO NOT MISS IT .... watch it HERE !!

Friday, 21 December 2012

Keith Schofield - Diesel SFW XXX - Funny viral ad 2009


...comically altered archive porn footage ... After Effects ... hilarious .... perfectly done .... 70's .....            
                                    watch  it HERE !

Goldfrapp - Ooh La La ( Dir : Dawn Shadforth ) 2005


T.Rex nostalgia ......or rip off ! .... Dan Armstrong guitars , Glitter , Mud , Slade , Sweet ........

Metallica - Enter Sandman ( Dir : Josh Miller ) 1991


......... master of Puppets ! ........clever & fun animation ........
                        Watch it HERE !

Thursday, 20 December 2012

TV On The Radio - Caffeinated Consciousness ( Dir : Tim Nackashi ) 2011


top american indie band ....pop & educated ... psychedelirium ....
always above the rest .....( & HERE !)

Basement Jaxx ft Lisa Kekaula - You Don't Know Me ( Dir : Matt Kirby ) 2006


..... naughty good ol' Lisbeth .....extremely funny .....luv the Jaxx's tracks & vids !.....
( also here:   http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/09/basement-jaxx-oh-my-gosh-dir-mat-kirkby.html
&    http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/04/basement-jaxx-wheres-your-head-at-dir.html
&     http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/04/basement-jaxx-raindrops-dir-jess.html     )

Monday, 17 December 2012

OK Go - WTF is Happening ( Dir : Tim Nackashi ) 2009


.... splendid " feather tail " FX ... brilliant colour shaping ...  tight choregraphy as always with Ok Go ... Prince style song ... they work hard & it works well  ....
                                    Watch it HERE !
 & also HERE  & HERE & HERE & HERE 

Afrika Pseudobruitismus - Mamma mia { Abba synth cover } ( Dir : Stanley Sunday ) 2012


Brilliant FX , soap serie , video Fx , meaningless but entertaining , pure aesthetic work ......

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Max Linder - Les débuts de Max au cinéma ( Dir : Max Linder )1910


amazing  " freshness " , funny , it's very touching to watch cinema history being made ...

R.E.M. - At My Most Beautiful ( Dir : Nigel Dick ) 1999


" Pet sounds  " sounding elegant song , perfectly arranged , Rain Phoenix acting ( she's having a bad day .......).....

Shaka Ponk - Let's Bang ( Dir : Shaka Ponk ) 2012



moronic & vulgar (?) but catchy & exciting band from France , amazing live shows ( with a perfect live sound  , one of the best I heard & I've seen many , many bands , I assure you ) .....
                                    Watch it HERE !

Friday, 14 December 2012

Granville - Jersey ( Dir : ? ) 2012


typical student indie pop ,  fresh & melodic , family shots vid , Normandy , Truffaut , very pleasant & catchy ........

Frightened Rabbit - The Woodpile ( Dir : handheldcineclub ) 2012


 epic & well sung indie track , perf' match & pace , Mean Streets ... I like the twist ....

Rome - Two Against One ( Dir : Chris Milk & Anthony Francisco Schepperd ) 2012


Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi  & Jack White & Norah Jones , amazing animation , guilt & remorse , tortured soul ....

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio ( Dir : Frank Delia ) 1983


Simple & fun vid , classic catchy " new wave " track , off beat humour ....Tex-Mex ....                 Watch it HERE !

The Limiñanas - Je ne suis pas très drogue ( Dir : Jean-Luc Moly ) 2010


catchy 60's styled indie pop  ,  ( beware of Cachou's ! ....) , fresh reappropriation , Chinese shadows ..... Pierre Cardin , garage & New Wave movies  ......

Nirvana reunion ft Paul McCartney - Cut Me Some Slack ( Live benefit ) 12.12.12.


Paul rocks ! ( after all , he wrote the first heavy metal song  " Helter Skelter " ) , unreleased track , electrical ukulele , Madison Square Garden ....

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Mars - Spirit Rover - Visit of planet Mars ( NASA ) 2012


fabulous visit of planet Mars , 360° shots , meditation , landscape , strange  , do not hesitate to click on Virtual Tour to see more of the planet  ....
                          Watch it HERE !

Mr. Oizo - Flat Beat ( Dir : Quentin Dupieux ) 1999

 cute & presidential ! French touch  fun , phat Moog bass line .....love the signature ! ....
                                            Watch it HERE !

Lenny Kravitz + Justice - Let love rule ( Dir : Keith Schofield ) 2009


a MASTERPIECE  ... be patient .... after a flat intro as a parody of B movie ... it get very FUNNY ... one cannot beat easily a strong end title & credits .....Keith's a master ....
                                  Watch it HERE !

Monday, 10 December 2012

Seyit Uygur - Paper Marbling artist Documentary ( Dir : Oguz Uygur ) 2011


Paper marbling ( Ebru in Turkish ), wonderful precision , craftman/artist , calm & beautiful .... music :  "Charlotte Mittnacht" by DeVotchka ......

Denver - The Way It Is ( Live at Pickathon - Pumphouse Sessions) 2012


if you love the sound & style of " Harvest " ( Neil Young & Crazy Horse ) & bands like Band of Horses or The Jayhawks , this is for you , very thight & catchy .... Portland .... luv' it ....

Sunday, 9 December 2012

One Block Radius - Loud and Clear ( Dir : Keith Schofield ) 2009


... hidden hip-hop gem ! ...this should have been a  hit ...uplifting , brilliant groovy track & vid ...
                                                                 Watch it HERE !

Field Music - In Context ( Dir : Dan Lowe ) 2006


 Scottish band ( splitted ....), one stroke drawing performance , time lapse .....

R.E.M. - What's The Frequency, Kenneth ? ( Dir : Peter Care ) 1994


One of my fav' R.E.M. track , brilliant sound , energy , Peter Buck is playing Kurt Cobain's Jag Stand guitar ( that's why the machine heads are downwards )........

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Of Monsters and Men - Little talks ( Dir : WeWereMonkeys ) 2012


Catchy " Celtic " type of folk song , it could be Irish , Scottish or English ... it's Icelandic actually .....brilliant epic/gothic animation vid ....

Habib Koité - Mali Ba ( Audio track ) 2007


EXTRAORDINARY guitar player & singer from Mali ( born in Senegal , both in West Africa  ) , amazing melodic song about his country , " Big Mali " ....magical stuff ... ( strangely , the harmonies remind me of Joni Mitchell .... music is truly universal )  ....)

Purity Ring - Fineshrine ( Dir : Young Replicant ) 2012


superb  & ( over ? ) aesthetical , dreamy indie electro pop track , top notch cinematography .....

Friday, 7 December 2012

Jason Lytle - I am lost ( Dir : the General Assembly ) 2009


fulfill of emotions  ......

Goldspot - Ina mina dika ( Dir : Nick Collett ) 2011


Very naïve sounding &  cute  kitsch  New York - Indian pop , candy coloured , beautiful silk clothing , Bollywood-on-Hudson  , Today's Special movie OST ....

Gnarls Barckley - Crazy ( Dir : Robert Hales ) 2006


classic masterpiece , beautiful vid , song , production ...& THE VOICE !
                                    Watch it HERE !  ( On u2b , the sound is awful  )

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Seasick Steve - Back In The Dog House ( AllSaints Basement Sessions ) 2011


Steven Gene Wold , amazing character & blues musician .....

Fugu - Funny/sad (really) short animation ( Dir : Arthur Philippe ) 2012


masterpiece , really short (1:17 ), Supinfocom , bad luck .....To watch absolutely ! ....

Benjamin Biolay - Aime mon amour ( Dir : Karole Rocher ) 2012


XLent french pop song writer , arranger & producer ,   the actress is directing this as well ...  cinematography , film noir .... perfect match with the song ( great arrangements too )....