In this week's best music videos, Heems is smart and funny at the same time, Sook-Yin Lee's new band JOOJ teams up with the younger Cronenberg, Tyler, The Creator directs a colourful video, and more. Watch them all below.
Hannibal Buress is one of those comedians who can make any line reading funny, whether it's a joke or not (seriously, watch Broad City and try not to laugh when he's on screen). Now, from this new Heems video, we know he can do the same with just a head nod. "Sometimes," which also stars Eric Andre, is, like anything Heems does, smart and funny at the same time.
JOOJ is the collaborative work of Sook-Yin Lee and Adam Litovitz. The pair along with director Brandon Cronenberg, crafted "Shoulders and Whispers" after their mutual fondnesses for film noir, German Expressionism, and classic horror movies.
Norwegian nu-disco producer Todd Terje tapped director Espen Friberg and cartoonist Bendik Kaltenborn (cover artist for Terje's It's Album Time) to envision a story as poppy- and eclectic-looking as his "Alfonso Muskedunder" sounds.
The self-directed clip is very Tyler, full of bright colours and live action cartoon antics (googly eyes, misdemeanor-level explosives, go karts, etc), but dramatizes what could be a real scenario for a maturing young shit-disturber: a six-years-apart love affair. Not as creepy when you're in your later twenties, but not so perfect now.
It's precisely the kind of thing I'd doodle in my high school notebooks at nearly the time I started listening to Lightning Bolt — which coincidentally, is also roughly the same time that I started smoking weed.