Before today the only effective treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder was massive amounts of questionable drugs (or if you're a naturopath, drinking massive amounts of questionable urine). But if you watch all of Ben Semie's new video, I promise you'll be so bored you'll never waste time washing your hands again, no matter what filth you touch.
Suuns' album Images Du Future is out now on Secret City Records. Get it on iTunes.
Fresh Snow, "Blood In The Sun"
The sun gets too much play as a "giver of life." What about all the lives of origin myths its tried to snatched out? "Blood In The Sun" is one such retelling, the psych-kraut group's first animated video from animators Nick Sewell and Hector Herrera.
Get Fresh Snow's "Blood In The Sun" on Bandcamp.
RATKING, "So It Goes"
RATKING subverted expectations of New York rap on their debut album So It Goes, and the title track does the same if you were expecting them to directly address the turmoil NYC has seen in recent months. The TV monitors behind Hak, Wiki, and Sporting Life show indifferent cops and more scenic and abstract material, like graffiti or two cats playing. It's only when it all comes crashing down that it feels like a condemnation not of turmoil, but distractions from it.
Ratking's So It Goes is out now on HXC. Get it on iTunes.
TOPS, "Way To Be Loved"
You know those old Nickelodeon (sorry, TeleToon) contests where you could win a house party with all your favourite characters, fully catered, and even at 11 you were pretty sure one of the mascots was off doing blow in dad's study? If you're a Montreal scenester, "Way To Be Loved" fulfills this same kind of fantasy. The clip gives Montreal's hottest synth-pop band the loft's stage while hot clothes and hotter famous people mingle over a single lobster.