MIX/VHS | Week 045

Post-Austin Music Video Festival has got a lot of our MIX/VHS contributors in the mood for music videos. All very wild and different than the last. Watch them all, including all the other eclectic recommendations from this week's mix, and enjoy!


Justin Roiland Prank Calls Joel Osteen's Mega Church



Hell hath no fury like Justin Roiland playing Rick calling into the prayer hotline for Joel Osteen's mega church post-Hurricane Harvey. This video is insanely funny, and always brings me to tears laughing.

-  Jake

Skankenstein // Gigantic



The finesse and meticulous planning needed to create a great continuous take music video is something that should never be over looked. Synchronizing visual queues with accents of a song in a flowing and unbroken sequence is a dubious task at best. This video takes this concept and throws a bucket of red paint at it. Skankenstein by Springfield Missouri's Gigantic flashes tantric movements, ratty (though still flashy) outfits, fire, mud, and wheat flour fly about the screen as the energetic ensemble belts out some electric energy, definitely something you could and should, bang your head to.  The video producers Locke + Stache Co. specializes in capturing the beauty of movement to tell a story and their other work is definitely work looking into as well.

-  Cameron


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This short's got an extremely distinct voice writing-wise, and the plot is uh...interesting...to say the least. Watch it for an uncomfortable laugh. For fans of dogs and friendship.

-  JJ

Ben Folds // Landed

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Last week was the Austin Music Video Festival and last night Ben Folds was playing a show across the street from our Cinema Obscura screening.  So, you can follow my journey to this week's pick.  As I walked back to my car in the warm Austin air, after watching some great experimental shorts, I listened to Folds play, and continued the concert on my way home via Spotify.  There's something really moving about this song, and the video for it really pushes that in such an interesting way.  The pacing is beautiful and it really pulls you in.  This was my Sunday night feeling.

-  Carrie

Björk // It's Oh So Quiet



What I find most fantastic about going to any music video focused film festival is it opens up your ears to new artists and their tunes. As someone who wasn't super familiar with Björk's music catalog, this Spike Jonze-directed music video was quite the treat, showing off the eclectic range of both the musician and the filmmaker. Fun energy all around in this one.

-  Spencer

Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen

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Baz Luhrmann, a man of multiple talents in the film industry, took a viral hypothetical commencement speech from the Chicago Tribune in 1997 and turned it into a spoken word song. It's a peaceful melody that takes you along an empowering journey. Enjoy!

-  Clete

Like this mix? Tell us what you think in the comments below, and let us know what you’re recommending for us to watch this week!