Friday, October 07, 2011

The Truth about Cats and Dogs

Apparently it's a creepy music video kinda week, and I'm wrapping it up with something that MC Lars passed my way just yesterday. The track in question is the haunting "Amateur Rocketry" by rootsy indie rocker Dan Wholey, but its link to the House of Horris concerns the video itself.

This fancy, freaky, Freudian little piece of eye-candy was animated by Brooklyn's Awesome and Modest whose Sean Donnelly also directed the video for Lars's own "Ahab." This one is, admittedly, less about fake beards and cheerful children on a cardboard boat, and more about the maturation of a relationship. And also vagina-portals.

Still, it's a great song with some genuinely interesting visual accompaniment, so take a gander. If you like what you see/hear, you can hit up the creators via Bandcamp and the Awesome and Modest site.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Cellar Dwellers

One of my favorite Halloween releases from 2010 was an Insane Ian's collab with Kiki Canon, Devo Spice and Schaffer the Darklord entitled "We're All Gonna Die." It's a comical send-up of the classic slasher movie motif – which likely won't surprise you as comedy music is sort of Ian's thang.

While checking out his newest video (for the post-apocalyptic gamer anthem that's also the sort-of title track from his The Last Arcade album), I realized that a motion comic-style video for that song had also been released. Back in July. So, y'know, so much for me keeping shit current.

Still, it is an uncannily appropriate selection as we gear up for Halloween.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The Death of Me

It's the Halloween season, my nerdy friends, and that means I will be dazzling you with holiday-appropriate songs and videos throughout the month of October. I hope.

We shall kick shit off with the latest from Superpowerless. Okay, admittedly it's a Muse cover, which isn't exactly what one would likely term frightening, but there's a certain subtle creepiness. Plus the associated video is chock-full of footage cribbed from classic films Plan 9 from Outer Space and Attack of the Monsters.

Give it a gander, and then head over the YouTubes to like it or favorite it or comment or do whatever the hell it is that you kids are into these days.