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August 2014



FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (8/31)

Posted by Adam Alexander on August 31, 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 across the world. Sit back, relax, and open your mind’s eye; things are about to get interesting. The following are our selections for the week ending August 31st, 2014.… Read More

It’s no surprise that the week after the VMAs, the most popular video features the three ladies who opened the show: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj. Their video for “Bang Bang,” directed by Hanna Lux Davis, was a fun a stylish blockbuster that pulled in over 6.5 million… Read More

The first guests on our inaugural podcast episode back in in February 2011 – then called The FilmedInsert Podcast – was director Mike Diva (who joined us along with PDFlo and Josh Harraway). One of the things we talked about in that episode what Mike’s prank video Sexy sax man… Read More

Hannah Lux Davis has become the go-to director for the post-VMA pop star blockbuster music video. Last year, she was in New York the day after the VMAs directing “23” by Mike WiLL Made It feat. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J – one of the biggest videos if the year, currently… Read More

*Good Ass Job was supposed to be the name of Kanye's My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy and it felt appropriate.PRESS PLAYWhat it do IMVDB heads!It's ya boy CB aka Kenan Thompson's stunt double aka Yung Long Read. Apparently IMVDB felt the hate mail we receieved (we received A LOT) wasn't… Read More

Hiro Murai’s newest music video for “#CAKE” by Shabazz Palaces centers around a deserted, broken down city that has been taken over by giant heads and snakes. The video follows a young man running through the city as he encounters surreal object that seem inspired by Shabazz Palaces’ new album… Read More

Juicy J pretty much owns the southern style club bangers lane. A fan of the finer things in life, Juicy J has turned his love of lean, stayin’ fly, and tearing da club up into a remarkably successful career than spans over 20 years. Whether it’s writing songs for Academy… Read More

Chris Black's VMA recap

Posted by Chris Black on August 25, 2014 in Event Coverage Contributor Post

What's gucci my hittas?!?!Did you watch the MTV Video Music Awards last night? I didn't. I mean...if Yeezy ain't there, then why bother?Here's my recap of the VMA's...First of, shout out to Jackson Hunt for winning Best Cinematography for Beyonce's, "Pretty Hurts". The video looks good and he certainly did the… Read More

Last night we did what we do every year at IMVDb - dutifully watched the MTV Video Music Awards. It's the most talked about night dedicated to music videos - a big venue for the format. Not only do all the awards go to music videos (even the Artist to… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (8/24)

Posted by Adam Alexander on August 24, 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 across the world. Sit back, relax, and open your mind’s eye; things are about to get interesting. The following are our selections for the week ending August 24th, 2014.… Read More

40 million. That’s how many times Nicki Minaj’s music video for “Anaconda” was watched this week. That’s over 6 years worth of time spent watching Nicki Minaj shake her butt and spray herself with whip cream over the past 2 days. It is by far the most popular video of… Read More

MTV 2014 VMA Liveblog

Posted by Adam Fairholm on August 22, 2014 in Event Coverage

This year, as we are accustomed to doing, we shall liveblog the MTV VMAs. We'll be around most of the day updating with interesting bits and pieces, but our official start in 8pm EST. (function() { var lb24 = document.createElement('script'); lb24.type = 'text/javascript'; lb24.id = '24lbScript'; lb24.async = true; lb24.charset="utf-8";… Read More

Did you guys know that butts rule the internet? It’s true. Exhibit A of this claim is Nicki Minaj’s newest music video for “Anaconda,” directed by Colin Tilley. Released just two days ago, the video has already racked up over 37 million views, and it now holds the record for… Read More

Hi IMVDB heads! It’s your boy Chris Black aka Yung John Coffey aka Gulluh Guluh Island! The good folks at IMVDB have decided that it would be a good idea to give me a column (send all hate mail to doug@imvdb.com & adam@imvdb.com). Before I continue, let me give a… Read More

It’s impossible to make a music video that takes place on a dark highway without drawing comparisons to “Karma Police” by Radiohead. That’s why it’s no surprise that a lot of the articles covering director Hiro Murai’s new video for “Gold” by Chet Faker reference the 1997 Jonathan Glazer classic.… Read More

Come Blog For Us!

Posted by Adam Fairholm on August 20, 2014 in Site News

Like blogging about music videos? Well we have a blog platform, and we're opening it up to those who love music videos and love writing about them.The IMVDb blog runs off a custom blogging platform that is integrated with our database. So, for instance, on the IMVDb blog you can… Read More

Director Lance Drake gives us a taste of what life would be like in a video game in the video for “Wasted Love” by Steve Angello. The lyrics of the song, sung by Dougy Mandagi of The Temper Trap, talk about a person giving all of themselves to the one… Read More

Last month I gave a talk at the Sprockets music video festival in Athens, GA, and one of things I covered is the idea of the triple-faceted nature of music videos. Music videos are the only art form that simultaneously have elements of commercials, music, and film. Each one of… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (8/17)

Posted by Adam Alexander on August 17, 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 across the world. Sit back, relax, and open your mind’s eye; things are about to get interesting. The following are our selections for the week ending August 17th, 2014.… Read More

Odds are, are some point in the last week you Googled the words “what is the ice bucket challenge?” This search was likely inspired by the sudden increase of videos on your Facebook or Vine feed of your friends dumping ice water on themselves. You soon learned that the Ice… Read More

If you like weapon wielding lady pop stars in your music video, this is week is your jam! It's your jam because both of the top two videos this week feature deadly divas – including Ariana Grande with rocket boobs and Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora rocking Kill Bill style… Read More

In most cases, garage sales are the worst. They’re full of people trying to get way too much money for their old garbage and other people trying to pay way to little for the one pair of nice shoes that are actually worth buying. They also attract hoarders by the… Read More

Lil Wayne has always been down to play with the idea that he is a little off. He's had albums with titles like I Am Not a Human Being, and a few months ago he was definitely the most unhinged of the Young Money participants in "Senile." But Lil Wayne… Read More

There was a time in the mid/late 2000s where we finally could easily upload and distribute videos on the internet (thanks, YouTube), and we were binging on all the things that we could share. For a while we all decided that our new favorite thing were these little funny clips… Read More

Last year we had a Jay Z/Justin Timberlake video premiering on Facebook, and now Michael Jackson's estate is taking it to another level tonight with the premiere of the video for "A Place With No Name" on TV, Twitter, and in Times Square.Probably most importantly for us on the internet,… Read More

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