the roundup: our five favorite videos from the week that was
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

  • Posted by: Baeble Staff

Navigating through the cavernous depths of music blogs for video content that diverges away from the frightful trends (i.e. Ms. Black) is a daunting task. Here at Baeble, we consider ourselves professional stumblers, and our goal is to alleviate your surfing anxiety. After a brief hiatus (sorry, we took a Texas holiday), our Roundup is back in action. Our latest collection of grandeur includes a video by Fleet Foxes, which unfortunately fuels the insatiable desires for their upcoming release. Chk Chk Chk's Nic Offer gets his Beck on at a SXSW barbeque, and The Dodos partner their percussive muscle with bare knuckle beat downs in "Black Night". Craig Finn assists The Mountain Goats at Bowery Ballroom, and Fitz and The Tantrums seal the deal with a video for the infectiously catchy "Money Grabber".
Fleet Foxes- "Grown Ocean"
Fleet Foxes continue to keep us on our toes with their latest savoring glimpse of Helplessness Blues. The Beach Boys of winter provided a visual narrative for the album's track "Grown Ocean". As if Robin Pecknold's mesmerizing hymnals weren't consoling enough, the beautiful documentary footage supplies the folk tune with an appropriate, rural setting.

Fleet Foxes - Grown Ocean from Fleet Foxes on Vimeo.

Chk Chk Chk- "Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass"
Sacramento's dance-punk enthusiasts Chk Chk Chk performed at Other Music and Dig For Fire's Lawn Party at SXSW. Comfortably clad in gym shorts (apparently from middle-school), Nic Offer convulsively flows to the funky rhythm of "Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass".
The Dodos- "Black Night"
The battle in The Dodos new video for "Black Night" is a violent competition that rages between a variety of bare knuckle boxing addicts, with Meric Long and Logan Kroeber choosing to remain scrutinizing observers of the brawl. Tempers flare, money changes hands, and well...folks get pummeled. Somehow it all makes for fantastic visual accompaniment to the band's heavy handed, percussive thwacks and fearsome guitar work.

Watch the full video at Baeblemusic.com
The Mountain Goats/Craig Finn- "This Year"
Concertgoers at the New York City show for The Mountain Goats at Bowery Ballroom received a treat as The Hold Steady frontman, Craig Finn, took to the stage and performed with the band. Finn lended his vocals alongside The Mountain Goats' lead singer John Darnielle for the song "This Year" off of their 2005 studio album, The Sunset Tree. The energy of live music is rarely so tangible than when it is captured in true front row fashion, so check out a fan-recorded video from the actual crowd to take a passionate, unedited look at the on-stage collaboration.
Fitz & the Tantrums- "Money Grabber"
The music industry is plagued with attempted revamps of previous sonic phenomena. Michael Fitzpatrick and his Tantrums are refurbishing the classic sounds of Motown without delivering replication. Self described as, "soul-influenced indie pop," Fitz & the Tantrums are grabbing audile attention with their contagious and genuine tunes. Flashing color washes and interesting dance moves lead into a mighty chorus that will be loom in your head for days.
Fitz and The Tantrums - "Money Grabber"
Watch the full video at Baeblemusic.com
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