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FULL SCREEN: Rihanna & FKA twigs play TV performances good enough to be music videos

PLUS: Junior Boys, Parquet Courts and more of the week's best music videos.

- Feb 25, 2016
Full Screen is our rumination on the remarkable music videos of the day. Today, two TV performances good enough to stand on their own, channel flipping from Junior Boys, and yet more of the week's best videos.

Rihanna "Work"  w/ Drake + "Consideration" w/ SZA (live at the BRIT Awards)

Rihanna - Work - Live at The BRIT Awards 2016 ft. Drake

Last year's BRIT awards gave Kanye the platform for a performance so good he made it his official video. Rihanna & Drake already gave us two "Work" videos, but if all the hype over that double video taught us anything, it's that people will watch Rihanna dance all up over Drake in any number of locations. And, thanks again BRITS, this neon setpiece can stand on its own. I guess we'll have to listen to "Work" again. And maybe a few more times after that. And then maybe a couple more. - Richard Trapunski

FKA twigs, "Good To Love" (Live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

Speaking of live performances good enough to stand on their own, here we have twigs on the Tonight Show. Everything is impeccable, from her custom outfit designed with Grace Wales Bonner and Swarovski to the moody disco lighting to her out of nowhere final spotlight dance moment. This is an immortal performance you're going to want to have around forever, but that after a few week will probably only live in crappy YouTube rips where Jimmy Fallon's voice is an octave higher. So enjoy it now. - Richard Trapunski

Junior Boys, "Big Black Coat"

Junior Boys - Big Black Coat (Official Video)

Junior Boys' music video for the title track off Big Black Coat begins with a shot of a (digitally rendered?) television hovering above a plaster pedestal. The clip, directed by Tim Saccenti, flips channels like the song surfs genres, clicking through experimental film art clips, retro a/v club oddities, and other wacky adventures in analog video. It's warm and hypnotic, like the CRT TV you grew up to. - Chris Hampton

Junior Boys' Big Black Coat is out now via Geej and City Slang.

Parquet Courts, "Berlin Got Blurry"

Parquet Courts - Berlin Got Blurry (Official Video)

'A friend of mine' puked in the garden out front of the Bauhaus Museum. Berlin can get blurry, especially for a North American drunk on the relative liberalisms of Eastern Europe (and cheap lager). In the clip for "Berlin Got Blurry," directed by Claes Nordwell, Parquet Courts frontman Andrew Savage tours the Grey City and gets a little overwhelmed by its peculiar charms and the distance — cultural, psychic and physical — from someone he left at home. - Chris Hampton

Parquet Courts' Human Performance is out April 8 on Rough Trade.

Twin Peaks, "Walk to the One You Love"

Twin Peaks - Walk To The One You Love

You know that tiny town your dad would drive you to for a hockey tournament when you were younger? I’m almost certain that’s where Twin Peaks drove to for their latest music video shoot (just kidding, it’s outer city Chicago). In a one-shot video, you’re taken on a journey through the oddities and occurrences of a bleak day in the neighbourhood. Next time you turn a corner, watch out for the dude in a duck mask or the person winding up to throw lettuce at you. - Ryan Parker

Twin Peaks upcoming album Down in Heaven is out May 13th on Grand Jury.

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