Full Screen is our rumination on the remarkable music videos of the day. Today, Grimes reenacts the coolest scene from Blade, ODESZA flip through their history textbooks, and Other Jesus become our favourite fugitive indie band.
Grimes, "Kill V. Maim"
On Halloween, Grimes tweeted: "No new costume tonite cuz every nite is Halloween for grims." She emptied the costume box for "Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream," and her latest video, "Kill V. Maim," continues to follow the art angels that haunt/inspire her pan-subcultural kaleidoscope.
The video, directed again by Clarie Boucher herself and her brother Mac Boucher (with animations by Boucher — more personalizing marginalia), adds a whole new chapter to the story of Grimes, the holistically-minded, autonomous, and self-actualizing pop star. But her relationship to pop appears sinister. She prefers to play the fallen angel, the vampire. She feasts on its blood. - Chris Hampton
Grimes' Art Angels is out now on 4AD.
“It’s Only” by ODESZA spans the earth’s timeline, going throughout the Pleistocene epoch during the Ice Age, the Old Kingdom, Roman period, all the way through the 19th, 20th and 21st century. You see the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, gladiators fighting, the Salem witch trials, native land being encroached upon, WWI, WWII and more. The video, directed and written by Dan Brown, is cinematically stunning, showing each era in its tumultuous state. It’s a story of love, connection, greed, discovery, death and evolution. It brings one question to mind: how incredible or horrifying would it be to experience the planet in its entirety and to see it develop through time? - Ryan Parker
ODESZA’s album In Return is out now on Counter Records.
Other Jesus, "Modern Art"
Vancouver-based post-punk trio Other Jesus throw an unannounced, illegal rooftop concert, like The Beatles, and shutdown most of Metro Vancouver as the police rush to gain control. After a cool 4-minute bop re: the parade-like succession of 'next big' art movements, and despite the six-star GTA wanted level, the three-piece manage to slip off into the setting sun. But not before a kiss. - Chris Hampton