"Afraid Of Heights" might not clear up the mystery of The Monolith any more than 2001: A Space Odyssey, but there's a whole lot more sci-fi action surrounding it — making for a video that's maybe more Besson than Kubrick.
Sometimes your mind starts to wander when you're stuck in traffic, but so does Travie McCoy who finds himself in a circular and increasingly bizarre and bombastic journey to see what's further on up the road.
Try not to guess the plot in “The Swimmer" — LeBlanc + Cudmore’s super-stylish punk whatever video, until you’ve watched it two or three times — the video is more a pastiche than a strictly plot-driven affair. And quite the pastiche it is! Watch as a guy gets baptised, slapped and beaten-up while taking breaks to enjoy the television or watch some kids dancing.
If "Left Hand Free" is the closest Alt-J will get to beer commercial guitar, then this video is the closest they'll get to a bro's and ho's pool party. Of course, there's a twist, with sly hints at incoming danger eventually descending into assault rifle madness.
Anyone following Stephen Malkmus since Slanted And Enchanted shouldn't be surprised that this lyric video off his new Jicks album is more obscuring that illuminating. Which isn't to say it isn't great — it is — but you won't come away knowing the lyrics unless you parlez-vous français.
Remember making out with your crush in your parent's station wagon? While lunatics smash the windows with sledgehammers, and a woman tapdances on the roof, and all sorts of other inexplicable madness? No?