Clip Art: Inventive Videos From St. Vincent, the Shins, the Cool Kids, and More

St. Vincent in "Cheerleader."
(Courtesy the Artist)

It’s only getting easier and cheaper to make a music video these days — and all the more important, as artists compete to be heard, largely without the benefit of big pushes from major labels. For those reasons, the music video has undergone something of a mini-renaissance. Every week ARTINFO video editor Tom Chen, photo editor Micah Schmidt, and performing arts editor Nick Catucci will choose five of the most visually engaging music clips from the previous few days, presenting highlights from each in a video supercut, and a slideshow of stills that link back to the full videos.

This week:

St. Vincent breaks free.

The Cool Kids liven up their live-action.

Black Bananas get stoned and watch bad TV.

Noel Gallagher loves a knockout.

The Shins provide the fine print.

Previously: Music Videos From Magnetic Fields, Die Antwoord, the Darkness, Trinity, and Micaela, Augustina and Velodia Leon
Music Videos From Wilcom, Matthew Dear, Nicki Minaj, Kate Bush, and Mastadon