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January 2014



Music videos just fucked our whole shit up this week, you guys. Going in, we were sure that Bieber was going to take the number one spot. But then Rihanna had to come in and touch Shakira’s butt and ruin everybody’s plans. Yes, that’s right, after less than a day,… Read More

Most people already know that if you want to have a good time, an easy way to do that is to throw on some Chromeo and get funky. But did you also know that getting funky with Chromeo music videos is also super fun? Maybe even more fun that just… Read More

If any of you guys have watched the TV show the news this week, you know our boy Justin Bieber has gotten himself in a little bit of trouble. But in the video for “Confident” directed by Colin Tilley, Justin has way more important things to worry about – mainly,… Read More

To date, seven of 21 year old singer/fashion icon Sky Ferreira’s music videos have been directed by Grant Singer, whose dark stylistic visuals have served exceedingly well at capturing Sky’s essence and the spirit of her infectious tracks. The most recent collaborations for “You’re Not The One" and “Night Time,… Read More

In the video for “Stick To” by Ace Reporter, directors Peter and Annie aim to personify the natural attraction that moths have to a flame. The video begins by introducing its main characters: Moth Guy, a dust cover dude set in a dimly lit living room, and Flame Girl, a… Read More

Want a fun game to play with music videos? Sure you do. One of our favorite music video games is "guess the year" just by looking at a few seconds of the video. It's easier than you might think. Music videos can sometimes be like visual sponges - they seem… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (1/26)

Posted by Adam Alexander on January 27, 2014 in Lists Contributor Post

Each week, FRINGE MUSIC FIX culls the latest music video releases, carefully selecting the most bizarre, provocative, and remarkable videos from all across the globe and from all genres of music. The following are our selections for the week ending January 24th, 2014. Sit back, relax, and open your mind’s… Read More

This was a big week for popular music videos, you guys. In fact, the video at the top of this week’s list, “El Perdedor” by Enrique Iglesias, is not only the most popular video of the week, but with over 6 million views, the four day old video is already… Read More

In general, you shouldn’t cheat on people, no matter who they are, because it’s mean and dishonest. However, if you are going to cheat, make sure it’s not on Kelleigh Bannen, because based on what we learned in her video for “Famous,” if you cheat on Kelleigh Bannen oh brother… Read More

Dark and sexy, the video for "Desire" by Meg Myers is a twisted take on a romantic relationship that goes to some pretty ghostly and unexpected places while managing to avoid campiness. It's full of unnerving images, eerie effects, and a fantastic performance from Meg that is equal parts innocent,… Read More

Co-conceptualized by director Isaac Ravishankara and Poliça frontwoman Channy Leaneagh, “I Need $ / So Leave” is a video about starting over. We open on a stoic Channy as a maid in a less than fancy hotel, slowly moving from room to room, being very detailed in her work as… Read More

One of the trends in music for 2014 so far is older, established acts releasing some good new music. For instance, everyone's favorite Judy Garland tribute artist Rufus Wainwright just released a new song, "Me And Liza", for his upcoming "best of" compilation album. But my favorite so far has… Read More

In her new music video for "Tookah," Icelandic singer/songwriter Emilíana Torrini is represented by her disembodied CGI head and arms, which are floating in a mysterious, watery green environment. Soon Torrini's face starts to multiply and spin around her before her face becomes temporarily distorted. Eventually she fades into the black. Directed… Read More

The last two months have seen a lot of video releases from Childish Gambino in promotion of his new album, because the internet - including a short film, an album trailer, a music video for "3005," and a music video for "The Worst". On top of that, Childish Gambino himself… Read More

Today is Martin Luther King Jr day in the United States, and in the grand scheme of things, it's a pretty recent federal holiday, having only been signed into law in 1983. (Fun fact: even though MLK Day ostensibly celebrates MLK's birthday, it is always on a Monday due to… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (1/19)

Posted by Adam Alexander on January 20, 2014 in Lists Contributor Post

FRINGE MUSIC FIX is proud to select this week’s most exceptional music videos. Read on to discover which of this week’s new music videos we’re the most remarkable. If you like our picks, visit us at FRINGE MUSIC FIX for more awesome videos like these. The Ben Strebel-directed video for… Read More

If you’re looking for a single thread that ties all of the popular music videos from this week together you’re not gonna find one. I’m serious, Tina, stop trying to find one ya fat jerk! That is, of course, unless you count that they are all awesome, in which case… Read More

Directed by Cameron Duddy and Harper Smith, the video for “Hold On” by Colbie Caillat feels almost like a music video version of a ballet. It builds slowly, opening with Colbie laying and walking on sparkling sand, with a cosmic backdrop projected behind her, surrounded by dancers. As the chorus… Read More

Every time I watch a Colin Tilley video, all I can think about is how bad I wanna be there. Like in the video for “Ride” by SoMo, where we open on SoMo walking around an awesome house on a beautiful day – a place I definitely now want to… Read More

When it comes to bizarre, visceral images, I think music videos have everything else beat by a mile. Especially in the last 10 years or so when the internet has made everything a little bit stranger, music videos have taken the lead in getting weirder and weirder. So today on… Read More

Using a sample from Jermaine Dupri’s 1998 song “The Party Continues,” “Dance With Me” by Le Youth ft. Dominique Young Unique feels like a modern version of a 90s dance track. The Tim Nackashi-directed video for the song is also a callback to 80s/90s vibes, set on a fashion video… Read More

Leading up to the release of his album Because the Internet, Childish Gambino shared three different Hiro Murai-directed video projects: a 25-minute short film called Clapping For The Wrong Reasons, an album trailer called “yaphet kotto,” and a music video for the song “3005.” As someone who has spent time… Read More

“Comme un elephant,” the latest single from French musician Saint André, is a song about a clumsy guy who, while feeling like a “bull in a china shop,” sings about his love for a beautiful woman. Directed by Roboshobo, the video finds Saint André in an office setting, filling the… Read More

OutKast will play a big role in our lives this summer, as they'll be hitting more than 40 festivals around the world, starting with Coachella. So this seems like a good a time as any to revisit the music video that Doug has been suggesting I do a Music Video… Read More

Directed by Kinga Burza, “Goodness Gracious” by Ellie Goulding is an energetic video featuring Ellie and some friends running, dancing, and skateboarding around a neon, almost futuristic version of LA. It features some really extreme color effects from Kinga and colorist Duncan Russell that almost made them lose their mind.… Read More

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