A podcast about cool music videos with hosts Austin and Lisa. Every two weeks we pick a theme and hopefully introduce you to a handful of great music videos you’ve never seen before. Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google, or here! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and email your music video suggestions. Playlists for each episode are on our YouTube channel.
Sam Fender’s “Hypersonic Missiles”; alt-J’s “Hard Drive Gold”; Yard Act’s “100% Endurance”; White Lies’ “As I Try Not to Fall Apart”. Can the meaning of life be explained by music videos? We think so! Join us as we chat about these sweet, touching, existential music videos.(more…)
Somber’s “Violet Days”, Stars’ “Patterns”, K. Flay’s “High Enough”, Zedd’s “Stay the Night”, and The XX’s “Islands”. Relationships are dances! In this episode we look at music videos that spotlight duet dancing, or what could be called couple or relationship dancing. Our selection is admittedly heteronormative, but it’s still a really great collection of dancing and music. Come for the music videos, stay for the night!(more…)
1950s Aesthetic/Role Playing
Pulp’s “This is Hardcore”, Monarchy’s “Disintegration”, & Madonna’s “Material Girl”. This episode is all about 1950’s aesthetic and playing roles—two themes that go surprisingly hand in hand! We talk about the parallels between pornography and life; a uniquely beautiful representation of the bored housewife with wild sexual fantasies trope; and finally how not to woo a material girl!(more…)
Bat for Lashes’ The Bride. We have been excited to do this episode since the beginning! This series of videos is one of our most beloved. We cover the three music videos and one live performance from Bat For Lashes’ album The Bride, which tells the story of a bride whose fiancé dies on the way to the wedding (we know, heartbreaking!). We discuss the lie of fairy tale endings and finding yourself through tragedy and grief, but mostly we gush over the beauty of these music videos. We deep dive into the imagery and song lyrics, and get a little emotional along the way. Come have a good cry with us!(more…)
Dove Cameron, The Regrettes, Phoebe Bridgers, Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion + more!(more…)
Stromae’s “Fils de Joie“, Miike Snow’s “My Trigger” and “Genghis Khan“, and Perfume Genius’s “Describe“.
In this episode we take a look at the sexier side of the military industrial complex. Kind of. Drawing on themes from Dr. Strangelove, we look at music videos that reference the sexualization of war and conflict.(more…)
AFI School of Rock
AFI’s “Medicate”, Silversun Pickups’ “Bloody Mary”, Blondie’s “Long Time”, Interpol, Bishop Briggs, Hole, White Lies, and more! What makes a rockstar look cool? In this episode we examine AFI’s Medicate and Silversun Pickups’ Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) to see if we can discern to what extent its nature vs. nurture that gives musicians that X-factor rockstar coolness.(more…)
Who are we and what are we doing here? We are Austin and Lisa and we think music videos are the highest form of art (duh!). We are non-experts but huge music video fans. We want to share our discussions of music videos and why we believe they are underappreciated forms of art. Each episode will discuss a few videos with a common theme. This introductory episode gives an overview of the genres of music videos we’ll tend to focus on (mostly alternative, indie rock, and pop) and a little taste of how future episodes will go. We hope you enjoy!(more…)