Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. Far be it from me to tell you not to go out and see some amazing live music this weekend, but there's no getting around the fact that it is colder than a witch's tit.
That's not conjecture, by the way. I have a witch at home who is ever so accommodating in my experiments. What with the chill air at night, why not stay in, have a cup of hot chocolate and play a concert right on your computer with the five best music videos I've discovered online this week?
And once you're done, tell us who was the greatest in the poll at the end.
Baby Alpaca, "Wild Child" Baby Alpaca finally managed to knock our own Worhol off the top spot last week with this weird, amazing journey of self-discovery through the sands. Cheer up, my new favorite local goth-metal act, you tied for the longest reign at the top in the column's history with your three weeks of wins, but "Wild Child" upped the ante on haunting treks through strange lands in this effects-laden masterpiece. Let's see if they can hold on to that title.
††† (Crosses), "Bi†ches Brew" Just because we're short Worhol this week doesn't mean we can't keep it spooky. Maybe it's all the American Horror Story: Coven I've been watching lately, but "Bi†ches Brew" creeped me absolutely the hell out.
It's little more than an endless parade of strange-eyed girls in white dancing around a bed they eventually set on fire, but it's executed with an unearthly rhythm that lends a witchy twitch to the experience. It's not as soul-altering as something like Grinderman's "Heathen Child," but that's probably a good thing. Wouldn't want too much of that in the world.
REWIND: Last Week's Music Video Round-Up
Taylor Davis, "Song of Time and Song of Storms" I love me some geeky violin players, and Davis does wonders with two of the most memorable tunes from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Decked out in an impressive Sheik, she tackles both the stirring hero themes and the sadly underrated "Song of Storms."
Having covered the Zelda Symphony of the Goddess when it was in Houston, I can honestly say that Davis puts enough soul into her rendition to stand on that level, and director Landon Donoho pulls it all together with inspired shots that transform the act of playing into a quest. Great stuff!
More videos on the next page.
빅스(Vixx), "저주인형 (Voodoo Doll)" I did not know that gothic K-pop was a thing, but now that I do, I never want any other form of music to ever be allowed to exist. My god, it's like someone put Alice Cooper, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga in a genetic blender and for some reason the end product was Korean.
Such sheer dark majesty mixed with a perfect teeny pop dance sensibility results in a spectacle that kicks more ass than a proctologist with colonoscopy shoes. And the word "style" was redefined and we all stood back in wonder and awe.
Emily Kinney, "Kids" Let's leave on a soft note. First, did anyone else know Beth from The Walking Dead was a legitimate rock star? Because she totally is. It's not a deep work of cinemaudio, "Kids," but that voice and the song's message will bring a tear to your eye.
In a world where it's so easy to get beaten down, it's nice to hear an angel not only acknowledge a desire to remember life as a child, but to actively celebrate it even in the reality of an adult relationship. Hell of a song, and a hell of a way to learn that a great actress is also a great singer.
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