This last week has been pretty epic in my opinion for the release of music videos. MGMT, Tokyo Police Club, Baths, Toro Y Moi, and many, many more have all dropped new ocular pleasures for us, but three videos caught my eye more than most.
Obviously, this Wavves video for “Post-Acid” just takes the take. Aliens, skateboarding, weed (we’re assuming that was involved somewhere), it’s just vintage Nathan Williams. Watch an alien be a boss. Watching it, I was not surprised at anything that happened. It’s expected of Williams to make something like this. The coolest part about King of the Beach and this video is that it’s Williams having fun and looking relaxed, something we did not see last summer when he first started to make it big.
To me, this is the preeminent chillwave video. It doesn’t get weird like the Neon Indian or Toro Y Moi videos. It just shows what chillwave is: chilling out, driving your car, and playing great shows. Ernest Greene “feels it all around” all over the country in this video, which I think is pretty cool. Sometimes tour montages can get a little tacky, but Greene does it right here.
Speaking of the aforementioned “weird” chillwave videos, this video for Male Bonding’s “Weird Feelings” gets pretty weird. But don’t be fooled, this is most definitely not chillwave. Male Bonding brings Brit-punk back with it’s simple three-piece sound. The 2010 release Nothing Hurts was a Pitchfork BNM and I really loved it, even though I’d think it has to be one of the more under-the-radar albums that came out this year. Grab it if you get the chance.