Cursive: “From The Hips” (download)
“From the Hips” is one of the tracks that most echoes the band’s earliest sentiments on their excellent new album, Mama, I’m Swollen. Opening slow and somber, front man Tim Kasher wearily sings, “I’m at my best when I’m at my worst,” used as a line on a date in this fitting video, chronicling a man and woman’s dating lives all at once. Noteworthy for its hilarity: Kasher playing a mandolin in a suit and bowtie.
Department Of Eagles: “No One Does It Like You (download)
The feminist in me is a little uncomfortable with the battle of the sexes theme that seems to be going on here, but that said, Patrick Daughters and Marcel Dzama created a stunning, highly memorable video for this song by Grizzly Bear offshoot project, Department Of Eagles.
Fleet Foxes: “Mykonos” (download)
Sean Pecknold, the brother of Fleet Foxes’ lead fox, Robin Pecknold, made a video of geometric wonderment that perfectly mimicks the contrasting falling and floating feelings of “Mykonos,” from their Sun Giant EP.