New Animal Collective Video
The Jack Kubizne directed video for Animal Collective’s “Brother Sport” came out earlier this month. The song is a favorite of mine but not since Blonde Redhead’s 23 has a video for a song I love met my expectations so I didn’t go into this one hoping for much. During the first minute or so I wasn’t sure how I felt; I’m not a huge fan of the MGMT / kids running amok / Where The Wild Things Are vibe that sort of got bludgeoned to death last year. But the song is so solid it works and the final freakout pulls it all together. All in all a nice trip. Although I think the animation would have meshed better if the live action was shot on film.
I wonder how much input the band had on this? I think I’d find it very difficult to hand over the reigns and let someone else interpret my music visually.
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mc hammond says:January 22, 2010 at 6:21 am
those poor kids…
Tortuga says:January 22, 2010 at 7:58 am
wow… no need for acids to trip with this clip.
nick robinson says:January 23, 2010 at 10:49 pm
woah that one segment that begins at 1:42 is too overwhelming. what a peculiar song.
Spencer says:January 23, 2010 at 10:52 pm
the bubbling paint or whatever remind me of gumby or something i used to watch when i was a kid
nick robinson says:January 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm
I feel like there’s a heavy influence from Ryan Larkin (http://www.onf.ca/film/Street_Musique/), artist & cartoonist from the 1970’s.
slofu says:January 24, 2010 at 12:35 am
That ’23’ vid is perfect. Thank you for sharing it.
Brendan says:January 24, 2010 at 6:40 am
Yes this is quite the mindtrip of a video. I actually met Charles Wilcox this summer at a festival, he knew my friend for a long time. Really really nice guy, its still shocking/sad to have lost him
I think he knew the people from AC – this video is a sweet dedication
phil couzens says:January 31, 2010 at 4:27 am
really like this, its a magic video, something that gets you fixed on the screen till it ends.. nice post
Zachary Stowasser says:March 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm
I made my first video with an animal collective song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aud8SsoqvWs
and this one is my latest using a pilot priest track set in a dystopian future.. :) – http://vimeo.com/10077285