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The Week In Videos (02-04-2010)

This has been a week with no headlines, not that many records or remarkable live activity either, but with plenty of new videos instead. Most of them of tracks that have already been hits in our loop, but didn’t get a release until now –Janelle Monae; Titus Andronicus; MGMT or Dum Dum Girls among others.

To begin with, the newest and most notorious: the return of Band Of Horses after ‘The Funeral’ established them among the A league of American alt-rock. ‘Compliments’ is the first taster taken from their new album ‘Infinite Arms’.

But video of the week honors have to go to Erykah Badu, whose years of experience in the industry have taught her a thing or two on how to create anticipation for a record. The second part of ‘Nu Amerykah: Return Of The Ankh’ finally saw the light of day and Miss Badu launched the video for the first single ‘Window Seat’ at the same time. On the promo the singer pay tribute to the idea behind Matt & Kim’s recent ’Daylight’, both shot with the artists in the nude. The controversy has forced most media not to show it, and as today it can only be viewed in a ‘reverse version’ on the artists’ website.

Janelle Monae flaunts her glamourous style and amazing dance steps next to Big Boi in ‘Tightrope’


A More Perfect Union

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Titus Andronicus release ‘A More Perfect Union’, the opening track from their concept opus dedicated to the American Civil war ‘The Monitor’

Popular Brooklyn duo MGMT throw this video extravaganza for their psychedelia-infused new single ‘Flash Delirium’

And Bristol electronic duo Fuck Buttons use their latest ‘Olympians’ to soundtrack images of an elderly oriental man going karate-crazy.

Catalonian combo Delorean are back with a new distribution deal and ‘Stay Close’, anticipating the arrival of their first international album ‘Subiza’.

All female lo-fi garage band Dum Dum Girls released their debut ‘I Will Be’ last week, at the same time than a video for former single ‘Jail La La’

And veteran electronic wizard Matthew Herbert is back with ‘Leipzig’

And more psychedelia-inspired music from Wooden Shjips.

Cutting edge urban star Kelis survives collaboration with David Guetta and to celebrate it prepares a lavish video for the occasion.

Bonkers R&B singer R. Kelly keeps on pushing the lyrical subjects of the genre with this ode to polygamy ‘Be My Number 2’.

Something like a gay version of Ramones, Hunx & His Punx hilarious video for ‘You Don’t Like Rock & Roll’

And the hottest female rapper of the moment, Nicky Minaj, gets the Hype Williams treatment in the video of new track ‘Massive Attack’.

Finally, the alt-americana supergroup Monsters of Folk put some lovely visuals to one of their album’s highlights.

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