Johnny Cash is back! He was kidding this whole time! Is no one else excited about this?? There's even a new video to prove it, and it's really good. One of this week's five best music videos, in fact, along with clips from YVETTE and Dean Blunt. Go nuts!
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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"
"I watched the first episode of the new Cosmos yesterday (it's great), the same day as my dad's birthday (he is also good), so of course I'm all about the former Emeralds guitarist's celebration of his father, with its home movies and classic space animations layered on top."