So the first time I watched the above I was truly distracted by the video, hardly could process the music at all, kept wondering if it wasn’t a weird act of violence against the singer, but the second time through I was listening to the music, and though I still kind of had trouble with the video, found it distracting and kind of demeaning, the whole play-joyfulness of it got to me, and I found myself listening to it more closely, and, by now, I’m just into it, even though I’m still not “sure” about it -- but… it’s just a single song, and it’ll make me remember Lisa Hannigan as a good sport as well as a good singer and overall a phenomenon I can feel comfortable with…
…so I guess it works really well, in a way.
UPDATE: Now, the third time, when I put it on full screen, picked 1080p, and turned up the sound, well, that version removes all doubt: The color and life justify all -- love the song, love her, and great visualization for both.
As for the next, was immediately hooked by the animation, still haven’t figured it out in any relation to the song… Was originally going to put it first, but the Hannigan vid grew on me and I still haven’t even listened to this one all the way through yet.
The throwback musical style on #3 suits the throwback cassette deck action. Most of Nerdcore’s young-guy-band stuff doesn’t appeal to me enough to re-post here, but that one worked for me.
Some electro-industrial or whatever they’re calling it these days to round off the selection. Good semi-off-rhythm, complementary/spatializing visuals:
If have a little more patience than I did, go back to Nerdcore and tell me if there was something there I should have given more time to.