Video Roundup: You Me Directing!

Check out the KEXP listener-created video for The Blakes

We have just launched Discover KEXP, our user submitted art page, where you can send us your own KEXP-related artwork. Our most recent t-shirt, the KEXP Mouse Tee, was designed by a KEXP listener Amanda Burleson. This video, the first to be featured from Discover KEXP, was created by Christina Pulido and Barrie Arliss. Enjoy The Blakes “Lint Walk”:

Go to Discover KEXP for ways to submit your own artwork.


Brooklyn’s Les Savy Fav just announced the winner of their LSF:LSF live video contest, judged by the viewers (the vid with the highest view count wins). Aspiring auteurs submitted their own videos for LSF’s “The Equestrian,” and here’s the official winner, “Performed in the key of Bunny”:

You can see the other submitted videos here.

And if you’re thinking that your videos might not be up to snuff, you’ll be pleased to know that home-styled vids are the new trend. Check out Les Savy Fav’s recent “official” video for “Patty Lee” — I mean, who can’t shoot a video like this, right? You just need a friend with no shame (and kicking moves) and an empty stage:

Of course, when Tim Harrington and the rest of the band join the hoedown — well, that’s just magic. The onstage antics remind me of this, more theatrical, but still home movie-esque video for Los Campesinos‘ latest, “The International Tweexcore Underground.” For something like this, you may need to enlist your local high school drama department to provide actors and sets:

Seattle band Minus The Bear prove that a good video only needs a living room, a short drive, and a kaleidescope effect on your video editing program. Here’s the latest, “Knights,” from their new album Planet of Ice:

Wanna go more lo-fi? Grab a handheld camera, a portable mic if you have one, and head out on the streets of Paris — or maybe just your hometown — and create your own La Blogotheque-styled impromptu video, as you see here with Portland’s Menomena performing “Wet and Rusting” for some very young and excitable new fans:

Live in the country? No problem. Plant your band in a field at night, like in this second video from Battles‘ recent release Mirrored. Here, in the video for “Tonto,” the band wails away in a seeming field of lightsabers:

See, creating your own video is easy. Now grab your camcorder and your friends, and head out there. We want to see those videos at Discover KEXP.

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