best music videos of march 2014

The 20 Best Music Videos of March 2014

The best videos of the month, featuring Future Islands, Ice Cream, Le1f, and more. Flash premonitions, trippy animation, living paintings, and Muppets!

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- Mar 31, 2014
Watch all of the 20 best music videos of March, right now! Flash premonitions, trippy animation, living paintings, and Muppets! They look just like work, we promise.

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, "Little Fang"

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - Little Fang (Official Video)

"If you think running off to join the circus has been unfairly maligned since John Wayne Gacy’s unpopular clown act, frequent Avey Tare visual collaborator Abby Portner’s monstrous clip should sit nicely."

Lykke Li, "Love Me Like I'm Not Made Of Stone"

Lykke Li - Love Me Like I'm Not Made Of Stone

"Tarik Saleh directs the clip into a fraught 360 degree single shot from within a spot-lit purgatory."

ZONES, "OPENSKY"

ZONES - OPENSKY

"...reminds me of the lo-fi digital excursions of Vinyl Williams, except here we’re traversing through the Toronto act’s rehearsal session as well as a swooping 3D fingerprint."

Bok Bok feat. Kelela, "Melba's Call"

"Bok BokKelela and art directors Sushon.org have harnessed both R. Kelly’s studio interior design and Minority Report‘s hologram flatscreens..."

Johnny Cash, "She Used To Love Me A Lot"

Johnny Cash - She Used To Love Me A Lot (Official Music Video)

"Filmed over the course of the month across the economic and social devastation of the United States, the black-and-white carnival of calamity exhibits why watching the news is bad for your mind."

YVETTE, "Everything In Reverse"

YVETTE - Everything In Reverse - Official HD Video - GODMODE

"Anthony Sylvester shoots an industrial park backwards and into a menacing atmosphere: smoke stacks inhale their pollutants, the tide sucks back, and cars reverse to their destination."

Dean Blunt, "Mersh"

DEAN BLUNT - MERSH

"The shot, static and uninterrupted, lets nothing new in but allows Blunt to vanish off the couch in the last few seconds, like an alien teleported from an insufficient planet."

Franz Ferdinand, "Fresh Strawberries"

Franz Ferdinand - Fresh Strawberries (Official Video)

"The superficially cheerful and fundamental rotting Franz Ferdinand song gets an appropriate video. An unrelenting black-and-white pan scans across increasingly disturbing images, all somehow related to death, fragility, and disconnect."

Mark McGuire, "The Human Condition"

Mark McGuire - "The Human Condition (Song For My Father)" (Official Video)

"I'm all about the former Emeralds guitarist's celebration of his father, with its home movies and classic space animations layered on top."

Ice Cream, "Fired Up"

"Whether they're going to drive a stake into the heart of the club district or go to work on their Netflix queue, they'll get it done in style."

Neneh Cherry feat. Robyn, "Out Of The Black"

Neneh Cherry feat. Robyn - "Out Of The Black" (Official Video)

"With all the flashes of stocks and suits and the paranoid atmosphere of the Four Tet-produced track, the video will make you want to pull all your money out the bank, invest it in water purification tablets and 'air rifles,' and tent out somewhere in the mountains till it's safe to come down again."

RATKING feat King Krule, "So Sick Stories"

RATKING feat. King Krule - So Sick Stories

"RATKING's Wiki and the others go off during a night out under bypasses, on suicide-gated bridges near graveyards, and amongst other scenes of urban decay."

Le1f, "Boom"

Le1f - BOOM (Produced by Dubbel Dutch)

"Imagine if Le1f weren't a rapper just signed to XL and fresh off a killer performance on Letterman, but instead, ran a diner in New Jersey? "Boom" is a vision of that less desirable but still pretty dope future."

Flume feat. Autre Ne Veut & Ghostface Killah, "Space Cadet"

Flume - Space Cadet (ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut) (Official Video)

"Who built the pyramids, slaves or rapping aliens? Do they answer that on Cosmos this season? If not, Flume's new video for "Space Cadet" makes a strong case for the latter, also using cartoons."

Odonis Odonis, "Order In The Court"

Odonis Odonis - Order in the Court [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Hieronymus Bosch had a way of interpreting Biblical concepts that was somehow even more terrifying than actual Biblical concepts...Now Lee Stringle has put the Dutch painter's awful scenes in motion..."

Weaves, "Buttercup"

Weaves - Buttercup [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"What would the dark ages be like if they had YouTube and everything looked like a Flash animation from 2002?"

The Body & The Haxan Cloak, "To Carry The Seeds Of Death Within Me"

The Body - To Carry The Seeds Of Death Within Me [Official Video]

"...a putrescent and unrelenting vision of gleeful self-harm [that] just might take the air in your lungs hostage for its entire run time."

Daniel Avery, "Drone Logic"

Daniel Avery - Drone Logic (Official Video)

"A fun game to play if you don't want to leave your house is to imagine that behind your door is not the earth, but some leering and impenetrable symbol hovering within a void. Now no one's gonna see your super cute outfit, or anything else, ever!"

Thee Oh Sees, "The Lens"

Thee Oh Sees - "The Lens" (Official Video)

"The cutouts from some other planet's pictorial encyclopedia greets a wandering astronaut as he bobs past star children and into some alien Earth Mother. It's all staged! You can see the set!"

Future Islands, "A Dream Of You And Me"

Future Islands - "A Dream Of You And Me"

"An afternoon of arts and crafts gets brought to life through the even homeier lens of stop-motion."

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