The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 13

The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 13

Soak up the best new sights and sounds of the week including new music videos from Arab Strap, Crumb, Elizabeth M. Drummond, Jessica Pratt, Pond and more!

Image credit: Still from John Cale's 'How We See The Light' video

Music videos are artistic extensions of the songs themselves, with many visual accompaniments becoming just as, if not more iconic than the songs they were created for. As usual, some of our favourite songs of the week also had some of our favourite videos, with this week's list including Charlotte Day Wilson, Crumb, Elizabeth M. Drummond, Girl and Girl, Jessica Pratt, John Cale, Marina Allen, Men Seni Suyemin and Pond!

Arab Strap - Strawberry Moon

Our favourite legendary Scottish indie experimentalists named after a sex device, Arab Strap edge closer to their eighth studio album with a new cut of driving, 808-heavy electro influenced sounds, while the gorgeous, HD cinematic music video takes cues from ‘Teen Wolf’, with a priest on the hunt for a werewolf through bars and back alleys. Arab Strap’s new album I’m totally fine with it :thumbs-up: don’t give a fuck anymore :thumbs-up: is out May 10 via Rock Action.

Charlotte Day Wilson - Canopy

Canadian singer-songwriter delivers a sultry, stripped back cut of modern r&b based around a building, hypnotic lead guitar line and Wilson’s smooth vocals that explore the silver linings of loss of love. The striking black and white music video sees Charlotte showcasing her ice skating and stickhandling skills… and leave us wondering if Wilson is indeed a Maple Leafs fan, from her hometown of Toronto. Charlotte Day Wilson’s new album Cyan Blue is out May 3 via XL / Remote Control.

Crumb - AMAMA

American slack psych-rock / dream pop quartet announce the long awaited follow-up to 2021’s Ice Melt EP with an irresistible new cut of indie goodness. Inspired by a video of frontwoman Lila Ramani’s grandmother singing, the track features this sampled throughout, while the collage-style music video opens with said footage before combining archival family footage with drawings sent in from nearly 1000 fans. Awesome stuff! Crumb’s new album AMAMA is out May 17 via Crumb Records.

Elizabeth M. Drummond - Simplify

Two years on from her self-produced debut solo EP, self-confessed misfit Elizabeth M. Drummond returns in fine style with captivating and dark, new wave influenced alt-pop that builds to a wild climax, inspired by the concept of "spiritual bypassing," where spiritual practices are used to evade personal struggles. Inspired by absurdist & surreal comedy greats like Tim & Eric, the two-part music video sees Elizabeth become Linda M Drummond, with Part 1 a surreal 80s-style talk show interview (featuring the talented Merpire as talkshow host Denise Swain), with Part 2 a David Lynch-esque live performance. Out now via Young Poet.

Girl and Girl - Mother

The second single from their highly anticipated forthcoming debut album, Aussie garage indie rockers Girl and Girl continue their ascent with a jangly, uplifting new single that showcase singer-songwriter Kai James’ distinctive, vibrato vocals. In an age of instant 3D graphics, Girl and Girl kept things decidedly analogue in the music video that features some kind of gross & surreal costume design. Girl and Girl’s debut album Call A Doctor is out May 24 via Virgin Music Australia.

Jessica Pratt - World On A String

From one distinctive voice to another, the inimitable Jessica Pratt gears up for her first album in half a decade with a tender & touching new single of gentle acoustic guitar strums, mellow rhythm section, ethereal strings and Pratt’s melodious vocal’s floating above. Matching the calm nature of the single, the music video sees Pratt and friends in a dream-like forest setting, exploring the gorgeous landscapes. Jessica Pratt’s new album Here In The Pitch is out May 3 via Mexican Summer.

John Cale - How We See The Light

At 82 years of age, the legendary former member of the Velvet Underground shows no signs of slowing down, following-up last year’s star studded collaborative record MERCY (that saw features from the likes of Animal Collective and Weyes Blood), with a new solo album on the way. To announce the record, Cale has released a beat-driven new single of alt-pop vibes alongside another music video featuring some bizarre costume design (massive papier mache heads) while the narrative takes shots at the bleak nature of corporate life. John Cale’s new album POPtical Illusion is out June 14 via Domino.

Marina Allen - Red Cloud

LA-based singer-songwriter announced her third solo album with a new single of atmospheric and dreamy new single of indie pop, inspired by imagery surrounding Nebraska and watching The Wizard of Oz as a kid. The equally dreamy music video sees Allen exploring a wide range of natural settings, from muddy fields to sunny seasides and winding up in a gorgeous winter wonderland. Maria Allen’s new album Eight Pointed Star is out June 7 via Fire Records.

Men Seni Suyemin - Dark Waves feat. Kristina Li

Minona Volandova is a classically trained guitarist and producer from Kazakhstan, who under the name Men Seni Suyemin crafts some incredibly engaging, experimental sounds that fuse a range of electronic styles, as heard on the dark, driving and addictive new single Dark Waves, featuring the hypnotic vocals of co-writer, Kristina Li. Meanwhile, the cinematic music video was inspired by Kazakh mythology and rooted in the concept of the importance of not forgetting one’s roots, and channelling a little bit of Midsommar or The Wicker Man vibes. Out now via 2MR / Remote Control Records.

Pond - (I'm) Stung

Check out what we said about Pond’s new single, video and album announcement earlier in the week!

Enjoy all these tunes as well as our favourite singles of the week and a stack of other new music we've been feeling in our Spotify playlist.

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