A video to remind you of the fun that can be had with stickers — or Colorforms, remember Colorforms? — as the cut-n-copy masters LAMAR+NIK go wild with Shins footage shot on a white backdrop, and then printed as 5,566 hand-cut stickers and animated by sticking them down on top of each other at 40+ locations.
Ever wonder what it would look like to mix some of this millenium's most iconic videos? Then try Deep Sea Divers' "See These Eyes," perhaps a tribute to Feist, OK Go, and datamosh. [ed: And, a tribute to Dave Mattews, who makes a cameo!]
I'm personally fond for the toilet humor detour — how can you when the song's refrain asks if you can fuck to this shit — but there's plenty of visual hooks as a camera dollies around MNEK and an ever-changing cast of characters.
"Human lives are comprised of memories, and like bubbles they appear in all forms and colors, shifting shapes as they float. The video for “Recollection” is about confronting those memories, where we follow a world-worn woman along a very personal path. She has a story to tell, things to reconcile – like all of us." - Sarah P [KSIA]
The drugs don't always work for "Indie Cindy," a young woman who's caught up in a situation that gets more and more messed-up as directors LAMAR+NIK rewind, pause and play other tricks with the video footage.
Also of note — in fact, it's more than a sidenote — is that this is the second "surprise" video that L+N deliver for the rejuvenated PIXIES...
Milk baths should be taken with fruit loops. Flares and Roman Candles can be used indoors, with caution. There is such a thing as too many balloons. Lessons abound in this first new Pixies video in forever, "Bag Boy," a modular sort of preacher jam that you can download for free.
Directors Lamar+Nik mostly steer clear of the paperwork that has defined much of their work to date — although there is a small moment of cardboard "Magnolia" lettering — focusing instead on a teenage creep who will either never be left home along again, or is a very silly home invader.