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Friday, April 5, 2013

Video Vriday! The Hound of Love, the Woolen Men, & UMO

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 4:28 PM

It wouldn't be Vriday without some vrideos! Let's get this done quicklike.


Here's the Hound of Love, covering "If Not for You." The Bob Dylan chestnut (also covered by George Harrison, Olivia Newton-John, and ten zillion other people) has been given sugar-rush glowy synth-pop clothes and has never sounded better. Who's the Hound of Love, you ask? It's Andrew Bassett from the Mean Jeans, playing cheese-tastic '80s pop, and if you can resist his magically addictive synths you are a stronger person than I. This wonderful one-take video was actually shot all the way back in 2010, but "If Not for You" appears on the Hound of Love's brand new tape Careful Houndy, which was just released this week on Burger Records/Gnar Tapes. Go listen to the whole thing, it is amazing. Meanwhile, I'll be watching this awesome video over and over.
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Here's a video from the Woolen Men, those practitioners of lovely, rumbly pop with lots of rough corners. This video for "Hold It Up" is not recommended for the seizure-prone, but it is pretty rad, a black-and-white animated clip of primitive but eye-catching animation. It's something in between an early '80s computer game and one of those psychedelic, funky cartoons from old episodes of Sesame Street.
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Lastly, since today is all about Unknown Mortal Orchestra, here is the video that Into the Woods shot a couple weekends ago at Boise's Treefort Music Fest. Shot at the El Korah Shriner's Hall, this is a sweet live take on "No Need for a Leader," from the excellent II album. UMO tonight at the Aladdin! See you there.

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