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Friday, January 10, 2014

Video Vriday! Aan, Cars & Trains, Tope, Summer Cannibals

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Vroom vroom, it's another Video Vriday!


Aan's new video depicts a finger-banging standoff, complete with cowboy hats, glares, and a busted bottle of hot sauce (or maybe it's ketchup). Written and directed by KYDJ, it brings the group out to a grassy field, turning the uneasy rhythm of the song into a fateful showdown. "Somewhere's Sunshine" comes from Aan's upcoming album, Amor Ad Nauseum, which comes out on Party Damage on February 4. Aan plays an album release show on Saturday, February 1.
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Cars & Trains have a new clip for the fine song "Nations," off 2012's We Are All Fire album. In it, we see Tom Filepp under a various amount of video noise, which doesn't detract from the song's straightforwardness or Filepp's direct simplicity. The video was directed by Big Pauper, and the album is well worth checking out if you haven't already.
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Here's Tope's "Take Your Time," an atmospheric, jazzy track from his Troubleman EP that boasts and Erykah Badu sample and trumpet from Farnell Newton. Tope plays the role of Soul Flower T, a mustachioed, bespectabled Badu fanatic who performs spoken word poetry. The video, directed by Noah Porter, also features Luck One, Trox, Maya Harper, and of course Newton.

A terrific live video of Summer Cannibals after the jump!

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We'll end today with this great live clip of Summer Cannibals ripping through "Not Your Turn" at Mississippi Studios on December 8. The song comes from their just-released EP Make You Better EP—the band played its release show last night at the Doug Fir. This video, shot by Collective-47 and posted by Banana Stand, captures the Cannibals in all their whirling, rocking splendor.

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