BEST MUSIC VIDEOS - WEEK 34 2014
If you’re a little confused as to where you are right now because things look different, FEAR NOT! It’s the same old Bitcandy, we’re just better now. Well, not me. I’m still the same. And so are you, so let’s get back to doing what we do best and let’s check out some AWESOME new videos. I don’t know what you’ve been watching this week (Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off”? That snake song from Drake? Euw) but this is what we’ve been watching and we’re much cooler than you, so pay attention!
CHET FAKER – GOLD
Now this isn’t the first music video to feature a dark, quite road (and when you watch the next video you’ll see what I mean) BUT that doesn’t make it any less mesmerizing. I like roads. I like the dark. I like roller-skating girls doing sexy dancing. And the song isn’t horrible either! All in all, I’d say this is a pretty boss way to kick off this week’s playlist. You’re welcome!
BAT FOR LASHES – WHAT’S A GIRL TO DO
This video wasn’t released recently. Not even close! But if you liked that Chet Faker one then this is where the real magic lies. Circa 2009, y’all. Do you remember all the crazy sh*t that went down in 2009? Yeah, me neither! God, I miss Bat For Lashes. She’s done a track on the new Damon Albarn album though, so definitely check that out.
NICKI MINAJ – ANACONDA
HOLY CRAP! That’s a lot of ass. I gotta say, this video is much better than I was expecting, but then again, I’m a big Sir Mix-a-Lot fan. Drake looks a little uncomfortable though. Maybe he doesn’t like big butts after all.
YEARS & YEARS – TAKE SHELTER
I’ve definitely seen these British hipsters before. Oh yeah, that music video for ‘Real’ was awesome! This video is better. Especially if you like Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as much as I do. Or Suckerpunch. Anyway, someone on YouTube said Years & Years are one of the top 3 bands of 2014. They could be right!
HOW TO MAKE VAPORWAVE
OK, so this definitely isn’t a best new video (if you want some more of those, click here) but I bet none of you can say “No” to any of those culturally-insightful questions asked by Kids Without Instrument’s FrankJavCee. That’s our audience, folks! And we love you guys. I could listen to this man talk for the rest of my life. No jokes! This is my favourite “tut-oral” of all time. AND ALSO….now all of you know how to make vaporwave. WHAT HAVE WE DONE?!
INFINITE INK – INFINITY
That guy is a total player. And he’s pretty good at dancing. This video really makes me want to go to a rave. Who’s in? And I bet this track from London duo Infinity Ink will get stuck in your head too. DANCE, ME INFINITY! DANCE!
MARZ LÉON – FIRE
Hey, I’ve seen that crown before somewhere! Oh yeah, it’s the same one that hippie guy from Cage The Elephant wears. I’m a big fan. Anyway, THIS IS MARZ LÉON from California. If you like this, you should check out her video for L O N E R. Seriously, do it! The line that gets me in this track has to be, “you know I f**k like I hate you.” Pretty hot. I’m loving Marz Léon.
AMBER RUN – PILOT
AMBER RUN! I love Amber Run. Click that link back there to watch Part 1 of this video as this is actually Part 2. But any way you watch it, it’s an amazing piece of music video magic, don’t you agree?! And this band! I know! I want to hug them and kiss them and do other bad things. LOVE ME BACK, AMBER RUN!
ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI – FOR KATE I WAIT
Now this oldie-but-goodie from Ariel Pink is in honor of something special. There’s a new album coming out! OH YEAH! And guess what? We’ve heard it. It’s awesome. And that’s a Bitcandy exclusive, kids! I think it’s time for a solid YouTubing Ariel Pink session. God knows, it’s been a while!
ACTION BRONSON – EASY RIDER
Action Bronson walked past me during a show once. It was pretty amazing, except I had no idea what to do. I think I sort of just poked him with my finger. As weird as that sounds, this new music video is even weirder. But what do you expect, it was released on Noisey. I love how the video is literally about how he “took acid for 10 days straight up in the mountains.” I also really love the lines that go, “rockin’ very loose pants, yeah.” Now that’s some deep sh*t! This video just made your week a little less painful, didn’t it?
FKA TWIGS – TW-ACHE
By now you know what to expect from FKA twigs videos, right?! A whole lot of beautiful eeriness. This is pretty different from what we’ve seen in the past, but goddam it’s perfect. When are we ever going to get enough of this artist?! Never, that’s when!
Now that you’ve got your music video fix, I need you to do us a favor. Live life every day, tell the people you love that you love them (including sexy people), eat delicious sh*t AND TELL US WHAT YOU THINK OF THE NEW BITCANDY!!!! PLEASE. Some people worked really hard on it. Not me, but other more important people. And also, we’re doing this for you, people! Give us a little sugar back x x x
About Bianca Fernandes
Bianca Fernandes has an unfounded love for Taylor Swift and an unexplainable, burning hatred for Bob Dylan. In her opinion, that's the perfect combination to be a music reviewer. And she doesn't give an F about what you have to say about it. She writes for one person, and that's herself. Think grumpy cat with a weakness for music and watching Miley Cyrus twerk. But she does other things simply for cash, like social media, web content creation and some crazy blogging when necessary.