Neato Viddys on the Intertubes

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In this edition: Outer space! Sufi trances! Bling! And, er, an animatronic bear!

Charlotte Hatherley – “Behave”
In which the former Ash guitarist’s quirky guitar rock is elevated by a mesmerizing animated video directed by the brother of “Shaun of the Dead” director Edgar Wright

The Good, The Bad and The Queen – “The Good, The Bad and The Queen”
In which Sufi men whirl about in a traditional ceremony, reflecting the song’s ecstatically accelerating tempo

(Via Pitchfork)

Swizz Beatz – “Money in the Bank”
In which the cliché theme of the gold-digging woman is given new life with hypnotic and amusing visuals to match the entrancing beat and silly sped-up vocals

(Via The Fader)

Patrick Watson – “Luscious Life”
In which the Canadian singer-songwriters Jeff Buckley-meets-Coldplay tune is given the Monty Python-style collage-animation treatment

(Via Stereogum)

Animatronic Bear – “Hey There Delilah”
In which a robot bear from like a Chuck E. Cheese or somewhere is reprogrammed to sing the inescapable Plain White T’s hit, making the song seem far more melancholy and meaningful than it did before

(Via Copy, Right)

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