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.
Yuksek go out on a limb with “Off the Wall.”
Odd Future get slap-happy with a centaur in “Rella.”
Screaming Females indulge in a little bit of the old ultra-violence in “It All Means Nothing.”
Islands channel “The Nightmare Before Christmas” in “Hallways.”
Willis Earl Beal pencils himself in for “Evening’s Kiss.”