Great Lake Swimmers, “Ballad of a Fisherman’s Wife”
As the winter chill kicks in, be reminded that summer will once again return in this dip-ready video by the Great Lake Swimmers, who shot the clip around the Lake Fleet Group of Ontario’s Thousands Islands – and on a floating barge just big enough for the band.
Toronto synth pop duo Trust gives its single “Sulk” the stripped-down solo piano treatment in this spare performance video, which was shot at Revolution Recording in September, and gives the tune an even darker, more haunting feel.
The Stanfields, "Death and Taxes"
Creeped out by how much of your personal information is available online? This new interactive video by Halifax rockers the Stanfields – which you have to access via Facebook – will freak you right out as draws you, and your personal information, into a violent kidnapping.
Sisters of Séance, "Tasnif for the Dead"
Taken from Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1949 film Manon, eerie clips of a French resistance fighter who rescues a woman believed to be a Nazi collaborator perfectly match this heavy, lurching track by Sisters of Séance, the solo synth incarnation of Basketball’s Luke Rogers.
“No friends, no money. Aw, what’s the use. If I had a gun I’d shoot myself,” says Woody Woodpecker at the start of this latest by Canadian rapper and former Swollen Member Madchild, who raps about money woes and other travails while buxom babes show off their, er, dance moves.
The Snips, “Microscope”
Ontario pop punks the Snips get right down to the microscopic in this video for “Microscope”, which mixes a warehouse performance with all kinds of mysterious - and teeny-tiny – substances.
July Talk, “Let Her Know”
Sweetness and grit mix in the music of Ontario band July Talk, and the same holds true in this gritty black and white video, which sets shots of an anxious guy and a carefree gal to a song about a fella who is afraid to say he’d rather be alone. So what wins in the end: love or solitude?
The Great Lake Swimmers swim, Trust goes solo and the Stanfields get interactive - this week's new videos
Metric hits the stage, Neil Young looks back and Mother Mother goes post-apocalyptic - this week's videos
Canadian artists get dark, sexy and head for the desert in this week's new videos
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Jennifer Van Evra
on Nov 24, 2012