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Some say video clips are the new ‘abum cover’, others may argue t-shirts are (and everyone knows that’s where musical artists make their real money from 🙂 Some bright spark has finally combined the two into this pretty cool film clip for Justice, it sticks around a little too long with the premise, but add it to the list of great clips that seem to be coming out fast and furious over the last year or so.

I’ve been listening to acoustic troubador Fionn Regan a lot of late and I really love his film clip to the song ‘Be Good Or Be Gone’. The clip skips from location to location, with each location change, the tone of the song also changes to match the ambinece of the new place. It’s a brilliantly simple and beautiful evocation of the artists style. he also sports a haircut circa myself age 11 in 1981, I knew it would only be a matter of time before it came back in style!

Favourite band name of the moment would have to be the UK’s ‘Shitdisco’, coincidently, my favourite film clip at the moment is for their song ‘OK’, a wonderful ‘lo-fi’ combination of paper pop up artistry and puppetry directed by Price James. Dig it.

30gms is a new design blog that I frequent quite often, created by London design firm Fibre. I’ve posted some links from them before, they always have interesting design and non-design snippets to impart upon the masses. Want to know what’s on Kurt Cobain’s Ipod at the moment? Find out here! For me, it’s been a great source for discovering visually stunning music video clips (I’m getting too old to sit up to 3am in the morning watching ‘Rage’). The following are some that have caught my eye.

This film clip for Black Tambourine by Beck has been around for a while. Produced by Associates In Science, this ASCII art extravaganza is a typography lover’s wet dream (probably for programmers as well). It’s a fantastic song as well.

A stunning Australia clip for the band The Presets. Produced by Kris Moyes, it’s a tour-de-force in experimental animation and film-making techniques with a decidedly ‘1980s’ feel.

The antics of the lead singer of the Vines do more to interest me in them than their music ever has (read Karlsson Wilker’s book ‘Tellmewhy’ for some interesting insights into his mania). This music clip produced in ‘claymation’ by Michael Gondry’s brother Oliver manages to be both cool and sort of creepy.