Posts Tagged ‘stop motion animation’

January 18, 2018

Not only is the claymation video for this new Montero single a visual treat, but the new song from the Australian musician is a dreamy spiraling, synth florid gem, too. Running Race sparkles wistfully, a glossy synthwave and foggy psych pop song that’s unsurprisingly co-produced with Tame Impala’s Jay Watson and Riccardo Damian. Montero’s new album Performer will be out on February 2nd via Chapter Music. Pre-order, here.

November 25, 2017

A new OK Go music video is always a momentous affair. After all, the alt rock/power pop veterans are well known for their exceptional creativity and skillful innovation when it comes to their visual accompaniments for their always catching tunes. In the music video for their song Obsession, which comes off of their 2014 album Hungry Ghosts, OK Go utilizes a crazy amount of desktop printers to create a jaw dropping stop motion animation clip. The band recycled all of the paper that was utilized for the video, as well as donated proceeds to Greenpeace. As always, it’s a clever and fun watch to go along with such a sprightly rollicking OK Go jam. And if anything is “obsessive”, it’s OK Go’s dedication to their audio-visual artistry.

OK Go says: 
“This video has a lot of flashing colors. If you’re susceptible to seizures, be careful, please. Your viewing experience will look significantly better if you manually set your YouTube resolution settings to 1440p or 2160p (for desktop, click the gear icon in the lower right). Just leaving it on ‘Auto HD’ results in some pretty intense distortion during a few sections, because when the the colors and patterns get crazy, there’s actually just too much information flying by for YouTube’s normal HD compression. We broke the matrix. The good people of YouTube have been working with us to solve this (it’s a bit rate limitation issue) over the last 24 hours, but there’s no quick fix, and now it’s Thanksgiving in the US, and we’re all with our families. We hope you like it! Many, many thanks to our collaborators at Double A (http://www.doubleaxokgo.com).”

From the album Hungry Ghosts, out now everywhere: http://smarturl.it/Hungry-Ghosts

September 1, 2016

Before we dive into the thick of things, let’s just take a moment to marvel at one incredible fact. The artist we’re listening to, Juliana Wilson, a singer from New York, is only 13 years old. Let that simmer for a bit as the stop motion animation in the video for her debut Blah Blah Blah pleases the eyes. I had no knowledge of this fact the first time I listened to this deep soulful, raw hooking tune. I’d never have guessed. She sounds cultivated and mature, sophisticated and witty… wise beyond her years. It’s no wonder many are calling her the “next big thing”. Blah Blah Blah feels larger than life, a conflagration of self-assured, headstrong mettle. What she’ll continues to present us in her youthful years is sure to be exciting.

November 8, 2014
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Arcadia is a lively and radiant single off Australian indie rock band Fairchild’s forthcoming EP Sadako, out in North America on November 18 via OK! Good Records. The vivacious, passionate dance rock song wiill give you the urge to get up and move. There are plenty of pop hooks, like in Two Door Cinema Club’s infectious music, and plenty of rambunctious plucky rhythm, like in Foals’ music. Fairchild released an amazing stop motion video for the song this week, one that looks like it took a lot of time and meticulous work to create.

November 8, 2014
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Arcadia is a lively and radiant single off Australian indie rock band Fairchild’s forthcoming EP Sadako, out in North America on November 18 via OK! Good Records. The vivacious, passionate dance rock song wiill give you the urge to get up and move. There are plenty of pop hooks, like in Two Door Cinema Club’s infectious music, and plenty of rambunctious plucky rhythm, like in Foals’ music. Fairchild released an amazing stop motion video for the song this week, one that looks like it took a lot of time and meticulous work to create.

September 10, 2014
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I was quite happy last month to discover that my lovely city of San Francisco is home to a wonderful indie band named Split Screens, helmed by multi-instrumentalist Jesse Cafiero. Their debonair single Stand Alone had me swaying away to its breezy psych pop charm, fleshed out with plenty of airy synths, dreamy brass, and swooning autoharp. This week, Split Screens released their debut LP, Before The Storm, on Name Drop Swamp Records. They also marked the release with a stop motion music video for Stand Alone, and I really could not resist revisiting the track. The video was completely hand animated and edited by Jesse himself over the course of 5 months, utilizing hundreds of vintage collage cutouts ranging from the 1950’s and 1970’s. It’s amazing how meticulous of a project he’s completed. I always wondered about the sheer amount of patience required for stop motion animation work. The video pairs perfectly with gorgeous Stand Alone.

OFFICIAL VID: Atoms For Peace – Before Your Very Eyes

October 17, 2013

I’m seeing Thom Yorke’s supergroup Atoms For Peace in two days at Treasure Island Music Festival. It’s going to be a heckuva headlining night set. In fitting fashion, the band released a hypnotizing stop motion animation video for Before Your Very Eyes off of critically acclaimed album Amok. Thom Yorke tweeted “Aaah Blinkin’ Hollywood” about the video, which is supposed to be some sort of hint for how to watch it. I don’t think I quite get it. I just sat here like an idiot in my office blinking and fluttering my eyelids at my computer while my co-workers walked by. Am I missing something? It makes the stop motion animation flow smoothly. Everything seems to go faster, too. Is that it? Ahh, now my eyes hurt. Alright, I’m just going to enjoy the experimental track before I lose a contact lens.

OFFICIAL VID: Atoms For Peace – Before Your Very Eyes

October 17, 2013

I’m seeing Thom Yorke’s supergroup Atoms For Peace in two days at Treasure Island Music Festival. It’s going to be a heckuva headlining night set. In fitting fashion, the band released a hypnotizing stop motion animation video for Before Your Very Eyes off of critically acclaimed album Amok. Thom Yorke tweeted “Aaah Blinkin’ Hollywood” about the video, which is supposed to be some sort of hint for how to watch it. I don’t think I quite get it. I just sat here like an idiot in my office blinking and fluttering my eyelids at my computer while my co-workers walked by. Am I missing something? It makes the stop motion animation flow smoothly. Everything seems to go faster, too. Is that it? Ahh, now my eyes hurt. Alright, I’m just going to enjoy the experimental track before I lose a contact lens.

OFFICIAL VID: The Melodic – Ode To Victor Jara

October 16, 2013

Let me tell you. This song was absolutely magical when I was privileged to hear it live at Sofar Sounds in San Francisco in a lovely private home. The Melodic from London is a folk pop band with a very bright future. Their debut album Effra Parade comes out on November 5th, and it’s going to be a great release. Ode to Victor Jara easily brings to mind The Decemberists for me. In particular, it reminds me of The Mariner’s Revenge Song, though it doesn’t build to a frenzied fury. Watch the new stop motion animation video for the folk tune below.

OFFICIAL VID: The Melodic – Ode To Victor Jara

October 16, 2013

Let me tell you. This song was absolutely magical when I was privileged to hear it live at Sofar Sounds in San Francisco in a lovely private home. The Melodic from London is a folk pop band with a very bright future. Their debut album Effra Parade comes out on November 5th, and it’s going to be a great release. Ode to Victor Jara easily brings to mind The Decemberists for me. In particular, it reminds me of The Mariner’s Revenge Song, though it doesn’t build to a frenzied fury. Watch the new stop motion animation video for the folk tune below.