Welcome to FACT’s weekly video round-up.
As we note at the end of every year, music videos have never been better. But too often, music videos — along with documentaries, live sets and interview clips — get lost in the shuffle of news and new music.
With that in mind, FACT is doing what it does for mixes, mixtapes, vinyl and more: rounding up the internet’s best videos on a weekly basis. And to remove our bias, we won’t be including our own content — you’ll have to stay tuned to FACT TV for all your Against The Clock, FACT Freestyles and Confessions needs.
Read more: The 20 best music videos of 2015
Dir: Fleur Fortuné
Neon ice cream wreaks psychedelic havoc on a backwater town, turning airboat paintball battles into Vietnam flashbacks and family dinners into mind-expanding trips.
Dir: Angel Olsen
A tinsel-haired Angel Olsen previews her new album with a preview of her Twin Peaks-esque new mood that’s as effective as any movie trailer: we definitely want to see and hear what’s next now.
Dir: Jude MC
Fade to Mind collaborator Jude MC returns with a video for NA’s ‘Cellar Theme’, melting and distorting basements, factories and, yes, cellars that look like FPS levels.
‘The Orange Monkey’
Dir: Seamus Murphy
After featuring Kosovo and Washington in a trilogy of The Hope Six Demolition Project videos, PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy document their time in Afghanistan, a country forever marked by military invasion.
ScHoolboy Q feat. Kanye West
Dir: Collin Talley
Collin Talley plays with long shots and the color palette to turn rap tropes (strippers, mansions, literally faceless extras) on their heads.
Dir: Rohan Blair-Mangat
TRAPSOUL singer Bryson Tiller tries to win back his ex with a book of Polaroid memories in a muted, cinematic video that feels as throwback as the song’s K.P. & Envyi sample.
‘POC That Still A Ryda’
Like a lo-fi version of ‘Bad Girls’, the ‘POC’ video heads to the desert as horse riders race SUV drivers in one long shot.
‘No One’s Business’
Dir: Simon Mercer
In this time-lapse video, it’s ‘No One’s Business’ what our protagonist does in his basement – especially when that means donning clown makeup and setting up a VIP section for a creepy doll.
Dir: Dan Tombs
Director Dan Tombs turns a Japanese travelogue into a kaleidoscopic video inspired by the grid of the MPC that Gold Panda uses to create jams like this.
Dir: Hiroo Tanaka
Hiroo Tanaka shoots Miss Red and friends in eerie black-and-white, chopping and melting film until the ‘Fever’ video looks like a supercut of German expressionist horror.