Neato Viddys on the Intertubes

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No Top Ten this week since I was back home in Nebraska for the weekend (I’ll have a posting on a snazzy new Omaha music venue later this week), but in the meantime enjoy some new music video clips, and one that’s not so new but still very good.

Kanye West – “Stronger”
In which Kanye West invites Daft Punk (whose “Harder Better Faster Stronger” is sampled prominently) to watch him emerge from a weird EKG-looking machine in bulge-enhancing briefs, and then dance around in a denim vest and louvered sunglasses while Japanese subtitles explain it all

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Rockers to Swallow”
In which a leotard-sporting Karen O performs the band’s new song (from Is Is, out July 23rd) in front of funhouse mirrors to an appreciative crowd, filmed by what appears to be surveillance cameras
Watch on Yahoo! Music here

Ali Love – “Secret Sunday Lover”
In which the young British singer (featured on the new Chemical Brothers single, “Do It Again”) imagines himself in a kind of campy spy-slash-disco movie. He even gets the girl at the end

Interpol – “The Heinrich Maneuver”
In which director E. Elias Merhige portrays a surreal, slowed-down (and possibly reversed) Los Angeles street scene (apparently referencing the song’s bitterness towards a West Coast ex-lover) complete with eye-rolling “surprise” ending which almost ruins it

Sonic Youth – “Teenage Riot”
The original video, in which the band perform the “hit” from their just-rereleased masterpiece Daydream Nation. Also featuring, um, everyone from Pee Wee Herman to Sun Ra

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