Every Wednesday on Video Roundup we gather a shortlist of videos currently circulating the blogosphere, sometimes around a theme, sometimes just a random collection. While gathering fodder for this collection, we were happy to see the young folks represent amid all the veterans like Siouxsie, Duran Duran, and PJ Harvey, who continue to weigh in with their own videos.
Although it’s not the first time KEXP faves Vampire Weekend have created a video, like this college trailer for a movie of the same name, “Mansard Roof” is their first official video for their upcoming album to be released by XL. Thankfully, they give fresh new meaning to “yacht rock”:
Exactly how and why they found this I don’t know, but Live Journal blog Oh No They Didn’t unearthed this clip of a 12 year old Rufus Wainwright singing a song that he actually wrote for the Canadian kid’s film Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveler.
Maybe Rufus was a precocious child, but it certainly seems like kids writing songs, let alone playing instruments, is a thing of the past -- and there’s no better authority than South Park to prove it:
The young lads from The Rumble Strips may at first seem like layabouts, but just ‘cause they can’t get up out of bed doesn’t mean they don’t have time for their instruments. Check out the new video for “Time”:
And then of course, there’s the edgiest new kids on the block, Tiny Masters of Today, learned critics our times at the early ages of 11 & 13. Here’s their biting polemic “Bushy”: