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RETIRED, SEE YA!
Music video blog that also includes video, audio, and interactive media. You'll find some reviews and recommendations from the underground of the entertainment world, covering music, film, gaming, and more.
Rummaging through the interweb since 2010

29 November, 2012

Music Video: Tegan and Sara - "Closer"

We've been excited to see this particular music video ever since the release of Tegan and Sara's first single off their upcoming album. The song is called "Closer", and we loved it at first listen, even though it is a definite departure from the duo's previous works. In fact, the entire album, entitled Heartthrob, is expected to explore new grounds, with the twins shifting further towards what we like to call the "dancey, shakey type sound" they experimented with on their previous album, Sainthood (2009).
The music video premiered a few hours ago on Spin.com and it has made the hungry Robotic Reptile very, very pleased. Here's what Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara had to say about the inspirations behind this topnotch retro dance tune:
When we were growing up in the 1990s, Tegan and I loved to raid my stepdad's closet for his baggy jeans. I'm talking size 34 to 36 waist, and long enough to be normal for a man standing 6 feet, 4 inches tall. To describe our look as "grunge" or "baggy" or "teenage runaway" is generous and really barely scratching the surface. We thrived during that decade, soaking up the music and subsequent culture and aesthetic that accompanied it. Our friends were our world and we lived for the weekend when we would congregate in living rooms, basements and, sometimes, random abandoned fields where we would dance and laugh and partake in the standard teenage behaviors one associates with people who congregate in fields. It was a special time that we look back on with irrational sentimental fondness. Source
Unfortunately, Warner Music Group won't always let you play the video on our blog, but we had to make this post anyway because we loved it so much. If you can't load "Closer" here, click to watch it on the Mother Ship a.k.a. YouTube. Enjoy!

28 November, 2012

Music Video: The Paper Kites - "Featherstone"

Here's a sweet little midweek tune to keep your spirits high, accompanied by a music video that is simultaneously cute and awesome! Thank you to our friends at Paper Moon for the recommendation :)
Pillow fight in the woods, anyone? Enjoy!

25 November, 2012

Music Video: Flying Lotus - "MmmHmm"

We hope you all had a lovely weekend. I for one spent it at home with my beautiful cousins and my even more beautiful cat! Family is a priority, right under pets. So for all of you out there spending your Sunday lazying around, please enjoy this lovely little number by the man who (we assume) is the king of lazy Sundays, FlyLo!
In the music video, you will encounter a man named Thundercat dressed as a Native American, and a lady dressed as weed, as well as a kick-back tune and some pretty tripped out graphics. We are going to assume this is all you need to know to already be looking forward to enjoying this fine piece of audiovisual artwork the right way! If you like this song, also check out this animated music video for Flying Lotus's "Zodiac Shit".

22 November, 2012

Music Video: Toro Y Moi - "Still Sound"

Happy Independence Day, Lebanon! In other news, we've been hooked on this awesome track since last summer and we thought we'd share it with you. Toro Y Moi is one of many stage names for California artist Chaz Budnick. This guy knows how to make us dance, and he's also really, really cute. Enjoy this funky tune and its accompanying old time-y music video!

21 November, 2012

Music Video: "Weak and Powerless" - A Perfect Circle

This video is relatively NSFW
A Perfect Circle have been known to make wacky music videos. Usually the point is to incorporate some sort of lesson or message into them, but that doesn't always work out, really. Sometimes they just end up with a video of a half-naked lady tossing scared reptiles into a pit. Poor creatures.
So what we're trying to say is we aren't particularly crazy about this video, but the song is really good!

20 November, 2012

Mechanical Chameleon Art: Part III

Our lovely friends over at Paper Moon have been keeping us well entertained with their beautiful paper magic, and last night they surprised us with an awesome birthday present. We loved it so much we decided to feature it as part of our Mechanical Chameleon Art Project. We must say, this is our favorite one yet! Have a look at this (now in 3D!) version of the MechanoChameleon :)



This little beauty is brought to you by a couple of really old timepieces and a whole lot of hard work. Check out the full post here

16 November, 2012

Music Video: Mogwai - "Friend of the Night"

Mogwai is an awesome band, and since it is the Robotic Reptile's duty to bring you awesome stuff, here you go! This is just one of their several mesmerizing music videos (more to come soon!), the song is gentle yet intense, and the music video (which also happens to be slightly insane) matches quite perfectly. Enjoy!

14 November, 2012

Music Video: Father John Misty - "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings"

Father John Misty is the name of J. Tillman's new project, and for those of you who don't know, Tillman is the former drummer of one of our favorite bands ever, Fleet Foxes.
Even though Tillman's style represents a great departure from the melancholy countryside sounds of Fleet Foxes, we like his solo initiative so far, especially this music video featuring our favorite Parks and Recreation cast member, Aubrey Plaza! Enjoy, friends.

13 November, 2012

Watch: T-Shirt War! A Stop-Motion Video by Rhett and Link

We love stop-motion! And yes, we'll admit it, we kind of love t-shirts too. This may very well be one of the most entertaining videos we've come by while rummaging through the web. Enjoy!

12 November, 2012

Music Video: Tame Impala - "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards"

This is just really, really good! The song is terrific, the video is awesome: this is why we blog!
If you liked this, check out our other blog post featuring the amazing Tame Impala. Enjoy!

09 November, 2012

Music Video: Nadine Khouri - "Rouge"

Nadine Khouri is a London-based artist who has been giving us chills since 2005. The music video (from the album entitled A Song to the City, also available at Virgin Megastore) has been out for quite some time now, and we are sharing it with you guys in anticipation of a rumored full-length album.
The way we see it, "Rouge" is a haunting yet hopeful serenade to the decadence of a generation. Sound too artsy? Just watch the video then, and as always, enjoy!

07 November, 2012

Music Video: Tegan and Sara - "Alligator"

Tegan and Sara are one of our favorite bands ever. And this is one of our favorite Tegan and Sara songs ever. The music video does not disappoint: it's got the lovable twins doing a rain dance of some sort, Sara rescuing Tegan from an imaginary igloo in what we assume is a return to their childhood memories (we could have it all wrong here, but it's fun to think about), and all in all it just puts us in a much needed winter mood! Have a look at this lovely combination of sight and sound.

06 November, 2012

Music Video: Feist - "I Feel It All"

This song has been on our list of favorites for about a year now! We thought we would share the exciting music video with you guys: musically synchronized fireworks anyone?
You may be familiar with the lovely Leslie Feist after she took a short break from her work with Broken Social Scene to start a solo career. If you're not, you should be! Have a listen below ;)

01 November, 2012

Music Video: Little Dragon - "Brush the Heat"

Little Dragon is definitely one of our favorite newly found bands, even though the Swedish lot have been around in the electronic music scene for quite some time now. Our favorite Little Dragon tune (and many others' I'm sure) is called Ritual Union, but today we're featuring another one of their songs that is accompanied by an awesome music video. Enjoy!