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Two Video Tuesday

Bombay Bicycle Club‘s music videos are usually one of two things:

  1. Set outdoors and done very well, OR
  2. Set indoors with their electronic sound similar to their album.

You should be able to figure out which one it is in this video. The song is Dust on the Ground and I much prefer this acoustic version to the one on their album.

But this video from The Thermals for A Pillar of Salt is practically the exact opposite. It’s fast, flashy, and a lot happens. And did anyone else have trouble figuring out that their bassist is a girl?

P.S. The second video is broken, but if you click it twice you’ll be taken to youtube to watch it.

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Snowpocalypse

In the midst of the great Snowpocalypse of 2011 we’re putting on a Red Umbrella playlist to remind us that at least we don’t have it as bad as Canada does weather-wise. So, if you are a person who loves the snow then strap on those snowshoes, otherwise you’ll wanna bundle up with a good playlist to survive the Snowpocalypse.

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Because it’s Loud (With the Shop Vac On)

I’m not really sure why this song is as good as it is. Maybe it’s because it’s good and catchy like our post on Jingles covers, maybe it’s because I’m in my mid twenties and marriage and the rest of life is calling, or maybe it’s just because I really like shop vacs. They make life better.

Whatever the case, this is a pretty solid song (funny, too) and the video is a great example of kinetic typography. Animation wise it was pieced together with Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere and Toon Boom Animate and incorporates a bunch of iconic font-work and signage. If you pop over to this website here you can download the mp3 and even donate towards that 500-1000 hours worth of work Jarrett Heather says it took them to create.

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How To: Turn a Sucky Song into a Rocking Song

Once upon a time I listened to bad music, which included boy bands (I’ll hold my ground and say I’ve never listened to country or rap). I was young and naive back then, but N’Sync was cool, alright. Upon entering middle school I was exposed to other talented musicians who had crunch and depth. “You mean there’s more to life than puppy-make-me-vomit-romance?”

But kids still like that music for some reason, so while I stopped following crappy pop-boy-band-musicians a long time ago they keep popin’ back up. Just like dandelions, we’ll never be rid of them until we tear out their roots, which sadly appears to be adolescence itself. Rather than attempt this endeavor the Canadian band Red Umbrella, who I’ve seen twice in concert, decided to turn one of Justin Bieber’s probably terrible songs into a not so puke inducing melody. Here’s the stellar music video they made based on the song Baby. Wait, is that really it’s title? Just shoot me.

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