A strange Day In The Life for Interpol that blurs reality with fiction and psychedelia as they have an actual press conference in Mexico City — check the recording of the livestream — where a character played by actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach brings chaos to the table.
Paul Banks, Interpol:: “I like to describe the video for ‘The Rover’ as a prequel. It’s the origin story of the character described in the song, the birth of a cult leader. When we meet him he is partly unhinged. He’s a man on the verge, an artist subjected to great pressures, and beset with existential frustrations. A distracted hipster who enjoys psychedelics, let’s say.
The events that take place in Mexico City, be it a bump on the head, a visit to a shaman, or the influence of his rescuers (the street gang known as ‘Los Locos’) trigger the birth – the eruption – of this new figure, ‘The Rover.’ His rescuers become his first followers.
In the end of the video he exacts his ‘revenge’ on Interpol with a mischievous act of disruption during the press conference. He grabs me by the head – to save me? Forgive me? Or simply as a gesture of his new independence – the butterfly becoming."
A versatile and creative pair, Alabama are at the forefront of London's new and exciting young directing talent, primed to make some serious waves in the music promo world on both sides of the pond.
Alabama got their first 'seismic wave of attention' for their recent video for Polydor's latest electronic offering, Monsta. Shot in the deep dark dirty South woods of Savannah, Georgia, this is a surreal, chaotic journey to places you wish you'd never seen ... but leaves you wanting more.
They will now be represented by the guys at OBmanagement in both the US and the UK.
This might sound weird, but this feels a bit like a combination of the Radiohead videos "Street Spirit" and "Lotus Flower," but within the context of an old-time soulful traveling salvation show where people really get moved by the spirit. C'mon, get happy.--> watch "Happy"
Usher breaks out of the box (literally) in a glossy, yet emotional video that begins with a career lowpoint and ends in catharsis. The "on display" performance is broked up by a sharp and kinetic edit that rockets through a series of personal and universal experiences that reresent the song's maxim, "What don't kill, only makes you strong." --> watch "Numb"
Dragonette put on some acid-washed jean jackets, white gloves and proceed to pull off a nifty dance-fueled hipsterfication trick by magically turning everyday schlubs into sexy women ready to get freaky. --> watch "Live In This City"
Watchmen director Zach Snyder and My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way on the set of their video to support the movie's soundtrack. The video is set to be released on iTunes tomorrow, Friday, January 30, with a sneak peak and further details available now at MTV.com.