Full Screen collects all of the remarkable videos we've seen in the day. Today, Vince Staples marches through the apocalypse, Major Lazer figures out what's up with Riff Raff, Courtney Barnett shows the danger of ignorance and Fred Thomas gets slapped a lot.
Vince Staples, "Señorita"
Vince Staples seems well on his way to being the next big rapper, and this stark black & white clip fits the stature. In a post-apocalyptic zombie-scape that looks a lot like a racialized suburban ghetto, a tattooed man leads a procession through the streets as his congregation gets gunned down one by one. It all marches up to a twist ending that both flips the rap video script and implicates the white viewer. It's a bit of a mindfuck, and one that perfectly suits the ominous, piano-led, Future-sampling “Señorita." - Richard Trapunski
Major Lazer ft. Riff Raff, "2 Cups"
Finally, an answer to the question, "What the fuck is up with Riff Raff?" Turns out, he's just super goosed on lean — a double cup full (two gallons at a time, if you trust his recipe) — and acting under the delusion that's he's some sort of supervillain bent on conquering your town. His secret power: he's got enough codeine to slow the whole city down. This explains a lot actually. - Chris Hampton
Major Lazer's Peace Is The Mission is out June 1 via Mad Decent.
Courtney Barnett, "Dead Fox"
The Rory Kerr- and Paul Ruttledge-directed and animated clip for Courtney Barnett's "Dead Fox," flips the table on the carnage that casually happens every day out on the interstate. In this vision, animals operate the swift metal harbingers of death and it's the humans getting mowed down as they go peacefully about their daily travels. The song ties in grand ideas about consumerism, big business, and the environment, which might usually cause my eyes to roll violently back into my head, but I think Barnett's artfully appropriated an elegant nugget about awareness and interrelation from the back bumper of some big rig: "If you can't see me, I can't see you." It's ignorance that's dangerous. - Chris Hampton
Courtney Barnett's Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometime I Just Sit is out now on Mom + Pop.
Fred Thomas, "Cops Don't Care Pt. II"
The video is simple: soft-spoken Detroit singer/songwriter Fred Thomas (who also fronts Saturday Looks Good To Me) plays on as he gets slapped in the face over and over and dumped on by shit. It is, I think, a metaphor for life. Or am I projecting too much? - Chris Hampton