Saturday, 12 December 2015

Royal - Jump ( Dir : Michael Moss ) 2015


... clever modern Hip Hop .... luv'it ( & I hate tatoos ! ) .... mega catchy dope stuff  .... Devon Lee & mikeflo ....

Friday, 11 December 2015

Animal Party 7.1 x sherman x sagatumis - Sagatumis Peaceful Buffalo ( Dir : Rebecca Shenfeld ) 2015


... crazy stuff ... highly enjoyable & free ... a kind of freehoppsychekidpop extravaganza .... experience it !

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Tom Jones - I Wish You Would ( Audio track , 1955 Billy Boy Arnold's cover ) 2015


... classic rockin'blues song ... Chicago/Bo Diddley style ... enormous Welsh voice ... ( song also covered by Bowie on " Pin Ups " & many other version including The Yardbirds on their first single ,1964)  ..... Listen to it HERE !

Saturday, 5 December 2015

School of Seven Bells - Open Your Eyes [Audio] 2015


... the closest sound/spirit to the late & amazing Cocteau Twins  .... evanescent & dreamy indie pop  ...

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The Meters - Fire On The Bayou ( Audio track ) 1975


.... one of the finest funk band ever , from New Orleans .... they inspired many , many bands around the world .... produced by the legendary Allen Toussaint ( a musical genius ) who just died recently ... R.I.P. ...

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Underworld - Born slippy (Nuxx) ( Dir : Michael McCool ) 2015

..... at last but not least  !  A proper music video for this masterpiece ( they used " Trainspotting " movie excerpts to promote it 'till now ) ... still a marvellous track ....

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Dear Prudence ( Dir : ? ) 1984



.... shot in Venice ... Robert Smith was on guitar ... they were friends then ... wonderful voice & cover ... she's an incredible singer ... underestimated of my point of view ....

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Andrew Stockdale - Long Way To Go ( Dir : Taylor Steele and Todd Diciurcio ) 2013

 .... great " greasy " rock sound .... rings , long hairs , SG Gibson & pretty babes ... Australian classic rock & catchy track ....
                                      Watch it HERE !

Friday, 13 November 2015

Persepolis - Out of the black ( Royal Blood's cover ) Live 2015


.... special  " friends at court " ! ..... recorded live at Rock n' Skate Festival , Tarnos ( Aquitaine , 40 , France ) Sept.26th 2015 .... Milo ( guitar ) & Robin ( vox & drums ) ..... tight musicians ...  17 ...( pfffff ......  ) !

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Other Lives - English Summer ( audio track from " Rituals " LP ) 2015



.... superb pop orchestral song with amazing vocals harmonies ....  Beach Boys/Kinks/National  ... americana  ..... melancholia ....

Friday, 30 October 2015

Chimney Crow - 17 Guns ( Dir : Electric Phantom Productions ) 2015



..... very low-fi , exciting & funny .... Is it an Alan Vega clone behind the mask ? .... ( or a Martin Rev one? )

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Breaking Bad - Motivated Camera Movement ( Scene analysis by : Vashi Nedomansky ) 2014



..... instructive & clever ..... how appealing is to have your brain manipulated by these artist .... one of the best series ever done ...

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Heyrocco - Loser Denial ( Dir : Jenna Stebbins ) 2015


.... great track & attitude ! ... I love those self-confident teenagers who do it like if they had invented power-pop just yesterday ! ... rock is not dead ( but it's getting more & more difficult to do it right ) !

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Jan Dark - Thin Ice ( Dir : An Tôn That ) 2015



... very nicely shooted in Taipei & Saigon ( Hô-Chi-Minh City ) ... beautiful sounds , amazing voice , very moving  ...  Sylvian/Sakamoto/Bowie's connection .... a really interesting artist ... human & sensitive ... I'm a fan ! ( also :  http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2015/05/jan-dark-im-all-around-dir-jan-dark-at.html )

Friday, 16 October 2015

General Elektriks - Whisper To Me ( Dir : Arno Salters ) 2015


..... Arno does the filming , Hervé is singing & create the music .... two gifted brothers .... nice stuff .... Berlin ...

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Hamilton Bohannon - Bohannons' Beat ( Audio track ) 1975



..... hypnotic ( Booker T. & MG's like ) & repetitive .... so groovy it hurts ..... a gem of the " genre " .... pure funk beyond disco....
( see also , a very good " modern " Bohannon's remix ( 2005 ) :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwz2_rpWeDM )

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Cameo - Be yourself ( Live playback on US TV - Rythm & Rawls ) 1982


...... another of my fav' track by my fav' funk band ( see also : http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2014/05/cameo-talkin-out-side-of-your-neck-dir.html ) .... mega syncopeted & slapped bass line ... catchy & fun ....( from LP " Alligator Woman " 1982 ) .... Atlanta , ( Georgia ) ... ( sorry for the poor visual Q , can't find any better ) Prince 's Doctor Fink lookalike on keyboards ????

Friday, 9 October 2015

Will Butler - Anna ( Dir : Brantley Gutierrez ) 2015



... Arcade Fire's leader goes solo ... catchy danceable track ... sensual star actress ( Emma Stone ) .... classic choregraphy ....

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Liz Phair - Supernova ( Dir : Liz Phair ) 1994


..... Supa Sexy Super Nova ..... " you fuck like a volcano " ( censored by MTV , good old times ....! )

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Friday, 11 September 2015

Satellite Party - Wish Upon A Dog Star ( Dir : Ben Dickinson ) 2011


..... Great pop song by master pop Perry Farrell & super group/friends  ..... " it's time to shine .... "
Link to the vid : ( cannot embed it !! )  https://vimeo.com/25105901

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Brigitte Fontaine - Conne ( from " Genre humain " LP ) 1995


..... just great : atmosphere , lyrics , attitude , voice , funky guitar hooks , all time fav' .... good rotoscopic FX ....

Friday, 4 September 2015

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Can't Keep Checking My Phone ( Dir : Dimitri Basl, Cooper Roussel ) 2015



..... one of my fav' " new " band ( of the last four years ) is back in good shape ... beautiful dreamy & bizarre clip + a catchy "discoïdal " ( ?!? ) track .... luv this !

Saturday, 29 August 2015

The REAL Grumpy Cat !!! ( from Angoulême , France )


... c'est le vrai y'a pas de doute .... un mastard , un teigneux râleur ....je suis sûr qu'il est tatoué .....
No doubt , he's the one ... a rude boy , a real moaner .... I'm pretty sure he's got looooooads of tatoos under the fur ....

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Tame Impala - Let It Happen ( Dir : David Wilson ) 2015


.... if you are ( even just slightly ) paranoiac , claustrophobic or just overstressed ... it is not for you .... but for raisonnable people , let it go and let it happen ....

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Jain - Makeba (audio track ) 2015


 ... catchy soundtrack of summer 2015 from Toulouse ( France ) .... Hommage to South-African's Diva ...

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Mansfield.TYA - Bleu lagon ( Audio track ) 2015


... pop intelligente et moderne ... accrocheur et charmant ... le charme frenchy ... ( enfin le tube qu'elles méritent depuis si longtemps ? )

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Cass McCombs - County Line ( Dir : Malcolm Pullinger ) 2011



.... this guy knows how to create an atmosphere ... Mexican's Day of the Dead ... frontier & desert .. New Orleans' Red Indians , Mardi gras & bayou ....

Monday, 27 July 2015

MGMT - Your Life Is a Lie ( Dir : Tom Kuntz ) 2013


Great vid , really funny & catchy track ... ( I can't believe how this summer is so poor on good clips & songs  ..... the music industry is in a bad shape ) ...

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Wray - Bad Heart ( Dir : Justin Gaar ) 2015




Reference to Link Wray from whom they borrowed the twang and explosive guitar sound ... catchy garage stuff ...

Friday, 24 July 2015

The Bohicas - Swarm ( Dir : Chris Turner ) 2015


.... great crossover rockin' band ! " Light " sound ( compare with today's standard .... distortion & more distortion ....) but nervous and sexy .... I buy it !

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin ( Dir : Daniel Henry ) 2015



.... perfect " slacker " song & clip  ... younger ( ? ) version of " The Big Lebowski " ! Do not miss it , Dude , it's sooo catchy  !

Friday, 10 July 2015

PJ Harvey - Good Fortune ( Dir : Sophie Muller ) 2000



... this was the best " Patti Smith's "  song since " Because the night " ( ?!? ) .... easy & simple like all great songs ....a nugget .... & she's so sexyyy it hurts !

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Stan Getz - Dum ! Dum ! ft Renè Thomas, Eddy Louiss & Bernard Lubat ( Live French TV show ) 1971


... Stan Getz' Dynasty Band ... track written by the late Eddy Louiss ( he died in the end of June ) ... fantastic & subtle musicians .... ( Thanks Charlie ! )

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Mastodon - Asleep In The Deep ( Dir : Skinner, Shane Morton & Video Rahim ) 2015



... cats have nightmares too ... very catchy & rather " mainstream " track by my fav' metal band .... trippy & psychedelic ... colours' explosion  ....

Friday, 3 July 2015

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

DLID ft The Rodeo - Anchors ( Dir : Damien Vignaux ) 2015


.... beautiful clip ... landscapes & model .... it reminds me a bit of Fever Ray & various Nordic stuff .... it deserve to be watched ...

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

GENER8ION ft M.I.A. - The New International Sound Pt. II" ( Dir : Inigo Westmeier ) 2015


I do not really the music but this video is fantastic36,000 kids from China's Shaolin Tagou fighting school  !!! They kick asses !!!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Friday, 12 June 2015

The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It ( Dir : Joseph Connor ) 2015


..... Elephant & Castle " spirit " capture .... it's exactly that .... AAAaaahhhhrrrrrrgggggg!!!!!!!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Fidlar - 40oz. On Repeat ( Dir : Ryan Baxley ) 2015


.... DIY  famous clips' version ( Quizzzzz ! ) .... ( see Gondry's " Be kind rewind " ) .... fun & energetic ....

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Red : A Kubrick Supercut ( Edit : Rishi Kaneria ) 2014


.... geometry & collective subconscious .... a supercut examining Stanley Kubrick's use of the color red .... stunning ...

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Dirt Bikes - Ocean = Amazing ( Dir : Tobias Stretch ) 2015


... another beautiful & poetic clip by Tobias .... wonderful director ... it always seems so easy , so dreamy , so fluant  ... DO NOT MISS IT !

Monday, 11 May 2015

Django Django - Reflections ( Dir : Natalia Stuyk ) 2015


... another great single by our favorite Scots of the moment ( with Nicola Sturgeon ! ) ... creative & free ... beta band ...arty clip ....

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Metz - The Swimmer ( Dir : LeBlanc + Cudmore ) 2015



.... crazy & shaky ... if you suffer from asthma , DO NOT WATCH THIS ! It's suffocating ! .... back & forth photo FX ....

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The Chemical Brothers ft Q-Tip - Go ( Dir : Michel Gondry ) 2015

  
 ....kings of electro  & king of the music video  are back ! ..... with dancers performance in concrete surrounding ... great !

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

THEESatisfaction - Recognition ( Dir : Tiona McClodden ) 2015


... moody , creative & militant ... splendid music & prod ( jewels , clothes , gold based make-ups )... ( Thanks Jean-Vic for the discovery ! ) .... there is some links with Sun Ra ....

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Desaparecidos - City on the Hill ( Dir : Rob Soucy ) 2015


catchy track & vid' ..... skate punk from Nebraska , project headed by singer/guitarist Conor Oberst  ,  Bright Eyes' frontman....

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Saturday, 25 April 2015

JFJ - Honey ( Dir : Jonas FJ ) 2015


.....music videos are so boring at the moment ... so I prefer to post some good  DIY stuff ... fun good idea behind ....

Monday, 20 April 2015

Japanese but Goodies - Early Monday Breakfast ( Dir : Stefano Bertelli ) 2012


... Italian indie rock band ... music video shot in Iceland ... moody , dreamy ... great pictures & pace matching the sound ....

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Knife - A Tooth For An Eye ( Dir : Roxy Farhat & Kakan Hermansson ) 2013



... another great moody track by The Knife ( Fever Ray's Karin Dreijer Andersson & brother Olof Dreijer ) .... swedish & creative ....

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell ( Complete LP's Audio Tracks ) 2015


... splendid & moving songs " à la Elliott Smith / Cass McCombs " .... Sufjan has written a collection of songs in relation with his mother ....  she died recently ...

Friday, 17 April 2015

Best Coast - Heaven Sent ( Dir : Lana Kim , Bethany Cosentino ) 2015


..... you used to like Belly , The Breeders , The Darling Buds & the 90's indie rock/pop .... you're gonna like this track ....

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Snarky Puppy - Lingus (We Like It Here) ( Dir : Michael League & Andy Laviolette ) 2013


....amazing Cory Henry's synth solo ... astonishing live TV session at Kytopia Studios , Utrecht, the Netherlands ... fabulous musicians & musicality ... a gem .... DO NOT MISS IT !

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Matthew E. White - Rock & Roll Is Cold ( Dir : Kevin Bennett ) 2015


..... you were a J.J.Cale fan ? You are inconsolable at his death ... here's the cure ! ..... soft & cool rock at its best .....

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Band - Maid - スリル Suriru [ Thrill ] ( Dir : ? ) 2015



... cosplay & rock metal from Japan ... good beat & basslines ... the end of bearded / tatooed / overweighted macho musicians ?!

Friday, 10 April 2015

The Roots - The Seed (2.0) ft. Cody ChesnuTT ( Dir : ? ) 2002


... supa track , supa musicians , supa vocals ( ft Cody ! ) , supa groove .... just HIGHLY ENJOYABLE !

Friday, 3 April 2015

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Pleasure - Joyous ( pure funk audio track ) 1977


..... absolutely perfect funk music .... groovy , tight & inspired musicians ... uplifting  mood  ...

Monday, 30 March 2015

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Zinc - Show Me ( Dir : Price James ) 2014


.... " commercial " sell out & average electro music  but the video is amazing & worth watching... great technical skills & tricks ...  going through the mirror ....

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Cody Chesnutt - Till I Met Thee ( Dir : Terence Nance ) 2013



... astonishing singer & composer ... underated ... a kind of Marvin Gaye reincarnated ... if you like genuine good " black " music  , DO NOT MISS IT ! ( Pour ceux qui préfère u2b : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iTRRkOXIoI )

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Orange Blossom - Black Box ( Audio Track ) 2014


.... fantastic arabic/indian/funky/world rock .... start quietly 'till 1: 00 & then .... catchy , strong & heavy stuff ...

Monday, 2 March 2015

Django Django - First Light ( Dir : Daniel Swan ) 2015



... superb indie pop song .... ( best "new" band with Alt-J ? ) ... dreamy clip , primal light ,  mirrors & reflections of all sorts ....

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Nils Frahm - Says ( Dir : Romain Assénat & Ana Silva ) 2014


..... improvisation with inks on glass & a video-feedback device, captured live without any post-production .... dreamy ... ambient .....

Monday, 23 February 2015

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Paolo Nutini - Scream (Funk Up My Life) ( Dir : Nez ) 2014



... extraordinary singer ... this guy could sing the phone book & making you cry ...beautiful B & W shots & cool dancers ....

Friday, 20 February 2015

Coo Coo Birds - Muchachita ( Dir : Camila Magrane ) 2014


... retro sexo erotico ( coo coo ) cuting .... fun & danceable ... light & pleasant in this troubled period ....

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Danse à Deux Temps - ( Dir : Jessy Moussallem ) 2015 & Color and Dance ( Dir : Jon Cheung ) 2014



... Special dance ... two for the price of one .... wonderful & creative .... A delicious mix of breakdancing, gymnastics & contemporary dance ..... Music by Jon Dix & Beck Goldsmith ... &  Robert le Magnifique " Oh Yeah Baby " (for Colour & Dance ) .... Beirut , Lebanon .... second video link :  https://vimeo.com/107420096

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Interpol - Everything Is Wrong ( Dir : Paul Banks and Carlos Puga ) 2015



... funny & extremely pleasant B& W slow mo video ... Paul Banks as the unbearable spoiled rock star ... Daniel Alexander Kessler as Mr Nice Guy ....boxer's Jason Lee as the  bodyguard/servant ...Helena Christensen & many cameos ... supa band & supa sound too

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Witchi Tai To ( 6 versions of one of my all time favorite song )

The original version by the composer Jim Pepper , an American jazz saxophonist, composer & singer of Native American ancestry , well known part start at 1 mn 08 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnBdaYKqMUs&index=12&list=PL1DEF5AF3749FDBA8

The acoustic version by a French wonderful guitar player , Dominique Delmas : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkn-FWITKfQ

XLent " Dance " version , by X-Press 2 , sung by Tim DeLaughter ( from The Polyphonic Spree ) ( slide show by myself ) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJyuqPf33mQ&feature=youtu.be

another beautiful jazzy/soulful /piano/voice version by Tom Grant : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jYf6WQOcxo

 a looper & bass version by Pierluigi Balducci : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnOYhxvrMlw

& for the fun , the 70 's/hippies/pop version by a singer from Montréal , Canada ,  Robert Charlebois : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWQcbvrVUeA


 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

St. Vincent - Birth In Reverse ( Dir : Willo Perron ) 2014


... it's always nice to hear from Anne Clark .... top skinny/sexy/rockin' lady ... good track & vid ...

Friday, 6 February 2015

Vaudou Game - Pas Contente ( Dir : ? ) 2014


.... Afrobeat ... Togo/Lyon ( France ) ....very catchy funky track ... sung in english/french ..... Peter Solo ....

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Ajna Nirvana - Black as a rock ( Dir : Michael Ryals ) 2015



.... psyche synth based music ... arpeggios' & noises ...  colored DIY FX's ... cute babes ... cool homemade stuff ...

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Drive (2011) - The Quadrant System by Tony Zhou 2015



.... Nicolas Winding Refn .... frame composition ... visual education  ... very interesting short doc ....Bryan Cranston ....Carey Mulligan ... Oscar Isaac ... Ryan Gosling .... 
             *****      Best of 2011    ******

Monday, 2 February 2015

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

ocp - bliss ( Dir : NASA / Edit : João Ricardo ) 2015



..... 2 minutes & 32 seconds of dark side of the Earth ..... relaxation , zen attitude , calm & beauty ..... Brazilian spirituality .....

Monday, 19 January 2015

Charlie Hebdo, Before the Massacre - Documentary/New York Times Video ( Dir : Jérôme Lambert and Philippe Picard ) 2006



WITH SUBTITLES ! Very interesting doc showing how easy going and friendly all those people are ( were for the main caricaturists , alas ....) TO BE WATCHED ! .... nous sommes Charlie ....

Hauschka - Craco ( Dir : Tobias Stretch ) 2014


.... another marvel by Tobias .... this man is a real great artist , a poet .... he's my favorite music videos' director ... always creative & interesting .... ( & a good musical taste  .... )

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Wallflowers - Funny animation ( Dir : Bjorn-Erik Aschim ) 2014



..... amazing funny animation ... soooo well spotted ! ... Creatures of the night ... Keith Haring .... discotheque's clichés !  ....

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Etienne Chouard - excerpt Ce soir ou jamais ( French TV show ) september 2014



.... how corruption lie in our voting system itself ...why all big companies are buying medias & news group ...& how our leaders represent .... only themselves ....& their masters  ( those big companies which are financing political parties) .... sorry , no subs ...   http://chouard.org/blog/

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Masters In France - Flexin ( Dir : Cyrus Mirzashafa & Nicolas Booth ) 2014



..... megacatchy synth bassline .... electropop at its best ...should be a smash hit .... somewhere between Hot Chip & LCD Soundsystem .... Wales ...

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

The Cramps - Bikini Girls With Machine Guns ( Dir : Rocky Schenck ) 1990



.... a "classic (?)" garage/fun/psychobilly/swamp rock extravaganza .... for a better quality ( Vimeo ) : http://www.dnala.com/rocky-schenck/   & click on The Cramps

Monday, 5 January 2015

PowerSolo - Boom Babba Do Ba Dabba ( Dir : Emil Brahe ) 2014



...  Danish rockers .... basic , intense & funny , just perfect ! .... ( Dylan's " Subterranean Homesick Blues " MV inspired ... )

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky ( Dir : Daniel Wolfe ) 2014



..... probably THE best 2014's music video ... Eastern Europe ( Ukrainians ? ) crack addicts , popes  & dancers ... headache ... pollution & bad vibes ... radioactivity ... very moving & fascinating ... ( music starts at 1: 56 )  wonderful singing too ....
                                  BEST OF 2014

DJ Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down for What ( Dir : DANIELS ) 2014


.... fantastic MV , funny & powerful , great direction  ! My mistake , I've missed it completely last year ! Error corrected ....