Y’all know I’m not a huge Bon Iver fan, and though he has wide acclaim as some sort of indie rock heartthrob, I find the idea of sexing Bon Iver to be as repugnant as, say, Frenching a trout. Last year, he unleashed his shoe collaboration with the shoe company Keep. What qualified Bon Iver as a shoe designer, I don’t know, but anyway, he made some sneakers with an (of course) feather on them. Just now, we’ve uncovered the commercial Bon Iver made to promote the shoes. It was apparently made on a farm with free-range kittens and pups (all of whom were rescued). It is also deeply earnest and Bon Iver-y, which of course means I had to blow up its spot. After the jump, Bon Iver’s imagined director’s commentary for the video. Keep reading »
Here’s what we know: Avril’s shooting a new music video; the theme is “Tank Girl”; Danica McKellar is making a sexy cameo; there is a good chance that Avril’s hands are permanently stuck in the devil horns position. So, there you go. [Daily Mail] [Photos: Splash News]
Sorry, but my productivity just went to zero because I’m going to spend the rest of the afternoon pressing the tiny David Hasselhoff button on my new favorite website, The ’90s Button. Click on the Hasselhoff icon, and a fresh ’90s video will get served up directly to you. So far, I’ve watched vids from Fat Boy Slim (“Funk Soul Brother”), Ini Kemoze (“Here Comes the Hotstepper!”) and, like, five Take That cuts. It just hit me with “Runaway Train” by Soul Asylum. This thing goes deep. Anyway, it’s been nice knowing you all, but this is my new life now. [The '90s Button]
Fiona Apple, what happened to your octopus? She should do all her music videos while wearing a cephalopod on her head. Maybe Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed “Hot Knife,” wouldn’t let her. Oh well. It’s still pretty good. By the way, that other woman in the video, facing off against Fiona? That’s her sister, the singer Maude Maggart, who also sang on Fiona’s new album The Idler Wheel… [SPIN]
Does watching David Bowie sit, strum a guitar, and stare menacingly into the camera for the better part of 3 minutes and 9 seconds sound like your idea of a good time? Well, it better, because I don’t want to know the person who answers no to that question. In stark contrast to the macabre religiously-themed visuals from the second music video off his new album, “Valentine’s Day” is pretty much just a video, rife with gun imagery, of a casually dressed David singing in a dungeon looking creepy as hell. It’s an appropriate and tasteful tribute to the song’s sensitive subject matter — the lyrics were inspired by the February 14, 2008 massacre at Northern Illinois University.
If conservative moms and diehard feminists thought Robin Thicke’s was sexist for featuring naked ladies prancing around on camera, wait until they get a load of Justin Timberlake’s NSFW music video for “Tunnel Vision.”
The racy clip, which dropped Wednesday, features the fully-clothed crooner belting out his third single off The 20/20 Experience while three topless females contort to the music, letting their uncensored breasts all hang out.
At one point, footage of Timberlake’s frequent collaborator Timbaland – who is also dressed for the duration of the near-seven minute clip — is super-imposed on the dancers’ bodies. Read more on Celebuzz…
One can never be too certain as to what is going on with the Pixies at any given moment — the band’s tense internal relations have received almost as much air time as their music since their inception in 1986. Friction between frontman Black Francis and bassist/vocalist Kim Deal was cited as the reason for the group’s initial dissolution in 1993, and just two weeks ago the remaining members announced that Deal had left the band once again. Back in 2011, drummer David Lovering suggested that the original lineup would in fact be working on a new album, but the tracks never came to light … until now! Yep, that’s right: the Pixies just came out with “Bagboy,” their first song in nine years, and god knows that any day that marks the release of a new Pixies song is a GREAT day. Nothing. Else. Matters. [NYMag.com]
Pakistani singer Taher Shah,wrote “EYE TO EYE,” the ultimate anthem for those who love to eye bang. On Twitter, Shah said he “believes in ‘EYES’ true love and encourages it.” “I request to the peoples and invite all promising generations to please join me and fall ‘EYE TO EYE,’” he tweeted. I mean, who doesn’t want to fall EYE TO EYE? Although the video is a little confusing, because it seems like he’s falling EYE TO EYE with himself. But if I had that hair, I would fall EYE TO EYE with myself, too. I believe “EYE TO EYE” is considered foreplay for oculolinctus. [DListed]