After temporarily removing all traces of their online presence, Radiohead surprised fans this week with a new song, “Burn the Witch,” complete with a creepy, claymation video you never asked for, but always needed.
After drawing attention by deleting every post from the band’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, the band dropped two small clips at teasers before launching the full video today.
The video, highly speculated about in the band’s silence, is fun and interesting to watch, but don’t let it distract you from the really interesting things happening musically in this new single.
Watch the full video here
Miike Snow (who, if you didn’t know, is a band, not a person) released the music video for “Genghis Khan” in January, so this is hardly breaking news. The video has, however, been increasingly shared online, now having more than 4,000,000 views on YouTube alone. The second single of their latest album, iii, features an adorable and hilarious plot of a cliché evil villain falling in love with his James Bond-style nemesis.
It pairs drama with cute dance moves, more akin to what one would expect in a Fred Astaire musical than in a pop song, but it somehow perfectly complements the song’s serious content and yet fun, catchy sound.
Watch it, or check out the whole album, at miikesnow.com
OK Go, the band first made famous by their treadmill music video for “Here It Goes Again” in 2005 has continuously impressed fans with their over-the-top music videos. Highlights include a massive rube goldberg machine for “This Too Shall Pass,” a warehouse full of continuous forced-perspective shots in “The Writings On the Wall,” and the AMAZING aerial shots of 2,300 dancers with umbrellas in “I Woln’t Let You Down” (if you haven’t see in yet, check it out. Its unbelievable).
In the most recent music video, for “Upside Down & Inside Out,” the second single off their most recent album, Hungry Ghosts, continues the trend of outdoing themselves. The video was shot entirely in an airplane flying parabolic maneuvers, providing weightlessness. The effect is a video seeming to be shot in space.
See the whole video here
Like the band’s previous videos, it was filmed in one continuous shot. However, since in an airplane the longest period of weightless possibly is a little less than 30 seconds, chunks of time had to be cut out while the plane recovered height. The cameras were continuously rolling, although we have to take the band’s word on that more so than in their previous continuous-shot videos.
It’s hard to say how the band will top this, but that has been the sentiment after each music video they’ve put out, so we can look forward to something even crazier.