the good in everything

Protomartyr – Come & See

Okay. I don’t know how I feel about this song. It is noisy and has a bizarre rhythm and the singer’s style is, to put it politely, unique. Everything kind of pulls together in the chorus, though, and “Come & See” kept bouncing around my brain for quite some time after hearing it only once. I’ve got my eye on you, Protomartyr. Y’all are just going to take a few shakes to sort out.

i think i tolerated all the haters i can stand

Girl Talk & Freeway f/ Waka Flocka Flame – Tolerated (NSFW)

“Tolerated” – from the upcoming Broken Ankles EP by Girl Talk & Freeway – makes me feel like I could could kick some ass. Unsurprisingly, that is exactly what happens for the duration of the song’s video from Maker Music. The violence is so over the top that it manages to side-step being nauseating, and for me it’s particularly hilarious because Gregg Gillis (aka Girl Talk) is one of the most polite and mild-mannered artists I’ve encountered over the years. Pump this jam and take up the whole sidewalk, but be sure to resist the urge to actually body slam the people you encounter on the way.

hoping that she’ll hit that floor

Little Racer – Dancing

In February M|H featured a download of “Dancing” from Little Racer and they’re back with a video. Smooth and smoky, it’s infatuation in black and white. Sometimes a glance from the girl with the golden hair can feel like a kick to the chest that knocks you right over. Come dancing and see if she looks your way.

if we swim we can make it

Miniature Tigers – Swimming Pool Blues

Snow is still predicted this week in Wisconsin and I’m hoping that by posting this summer-centric video from Miniature Tigers I can ward off winter for good – a rain dance for the modern age. For the first few seconds of the video I thought I was being tricked into watching an audio-only video, but soon realized the men of Miniature Tigers had been pasted into still shots of mid-century pool scenes. We’re treated to more action as the video continues on, but the selective movement of the first two-thirds is oddly eye-catching. Come along, summer, we’re ready to jump in.

get up, get down

Sylvan Esso – Coffee

My baby does the hanky panky, she’ll dance all her cares away. It’s really too bad there aren’t more people dancing in real life all the time. Bring on the spandex jumpsuits, world. We’re ready. Sylvan Esso will give us all the buzz we need.

it don’t make sense

The Trouble With Templeton – Soldiers

Memories and nightmares cling to us like shadows, or at least I think that’s what’s going on in the video for “Soldiers” by The Trouble With Templeton. The echos of this track by the Brisbane, Australia quintet will haunt you, too – it doesn’t really sound like anything else and nips at your heels when you try to move on.

i can see you with my eyes shut

Bombay Bicycle Club – Feel

Appropriate to its title, the video for “Feel” by Bombay Bicycle Club has got viewers feeling emotions. There’s something honest and sweet at play despite the theatrical Bollywood setting. Hope rides the strings of the chorus as we secretly hope we bump into someone next time we turn a corner.

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