Back in March, we presented our Quarterly Report of the 10 best videos of 2013 that were released within the first three months of the year. Today, we're unveiling our Q-2 report, with 10 more videos (not including those that we have already listed).
10. Charli XCX - "What I Like"
This young Brit is a total smokeshow and her debut album True Romance
has revitalized our love for girl pop. The video for "What I Like" brings you to a pillow-fight slumber party that every teenage boy has dreamed of being invited to.
Watch Charli XCX Live at Hype Hotel on Baeblemusic
9. Toro y Moi - "Never Matter"
Without showing his face and deep glare once, Toro y Moi provided a smile-heavy music video for "Never Matter", off his 2013 studio release Anything in Return
. The video features some very
regular, real-life dancing shoppers at a rural flea market. Luckily, Toro's hipster crew came armed with a VHS camcorder, which certainly made these people feel more comfortable.
Watch Toro y Moi Live at Hype Hotel on Baeblemusic
8. Water Liars - "Wyoming"
The music of Mississippi duo Water Liars has a way of cutting straight to your soul. So when they presented their new music video for "Wyoming" featuring a lip-syncing, thonged temptress on a stripper pole, the emotional clash was astronomical.
Watch Water Liars Live at the Baeble HQ on Baeblemusic
7. Ghostface Killah - "Rise of the Ghostface Killah"
With a Spaghetti Western twang, Ghostface Killah's song was born to be its own Midnight Movie.
6. David Bowie - "The Next Day"
Not only does David Bowie's upbeat rock haunt feature Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard (who plays a mega hot nun) mocking the church as a brothel, but it pissed off the Catholic League, who are sort of like the Justice League but rather than save people, kinda just annoy the shit out of them.
5. Major Lazer - "Bubble Butt"
Director Eric Wareheim made our first quarterly report with his outlandish video for Beach House's "Wishes", and for his latest project with Major Lazer, he transformed the song title into an outrageous visual spectacle.
4. Disclosure - "When A Fire Starts To Burn"
Whoever is responsible for conceptualizing Disclosure's music videos deserves a raise. Their bizarre interpretations of "real" people make their music all the more enjoyable. Most electronic musicians perform with vague allure, but the Disclosure brothers are injecting their quirky senses of humor into the visuals, making their tunes more approachable, and enjoyable.
Watch Disclosure Live at Hype Hotel on Baeblemusic
3. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - "Better Days"
We're incredibly excited for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' forthcoming, third record due to the group's apparent newfound love for doo-wop and early rock in general. Their "Better Days" music video is a surprising super-edit of the greatest dance movies of the 80s that magically suit to the Zeros soulful sound. The movies edited together are Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo, Paris is Burning, The Boyfriend, Rappin'
, and Beat Street
Watch Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at World Cafe Live on Baeblemusic
2. Har Mar Superstar - "Lady, You Shot Me"
This video alone inspired me to see Har Mar Superstar perform live
and it was one of the most electric shows I've been to in years. The dude has forever held a cult following, but I wouldn't be surprised if the release of his latest record Bye Bye 17
catapulted him into mainstream consciousness. He's the fucking coolest dude out there.
1. The National - "Sea Of Love"
Perhaps the best song off Trouble Will Find Me
, "Sea Of Love" is an energetic burst, and its video is four minutes of heartwarming awesomeness. A little kid in a tux rocks out the air guitar as the band behind him performs with a frenetic intensity that will inspire you to shimmy and shake along.