The last “Music Monday” of the month is upon us, so let’s make this one count!
No theme this week; just five videos for your enjoyment and consideration. What did I pick? Make the jump to find out!
“Black Celebration” – DMK: This cover of the title cut from Depeche Mode’s 1986 album comes from a father/daughter/son trio who call Bogotá, Colombia their home. Aside from the usual synthesizers, the family makes uses of everything from recorders and xylophones to a 2-litre Coke bottle and small frying pans.
“Gangham Style” – PSY: From South Korean rapper PSY comes this send-up of Seoul’s affluent culture while also poking a bit of fun at hip-hop’s bling culture as well. Gangham, the neighbourhood in Seoul featured in the song, was also used as one of the filming locations for the subway scenes in The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment of the Bourne series.
“Die Hölle muss warten” – Eisbrecher: Germany’s Eisbrecher tries in this video for their second single from 2012′s album of the same name to bargain, gamble or otherwise cheat Death. Alas, Hell waits for no one, not even Eisbrecher. The band are playing festivals as well as their own shows in support of Die Hölle Muss Warten throughout their native land in 2012.
“Big Bright World” – Garbage: The Scottish/American quartet return to the music scene with Not Your Kind of People, released in mid-May of 2012. The band are currently touring to promote their album, making one more trek through the United States beginning in September before departing for South America, Europe and Oceania.
“Mourning Sun” – Fields of the Nephilim: Finally, I leave you with a powerful and inspiring live version of one of FOTN’s most famous songs from their two-night stand at London’s Shepherd’s Bush in 2008. This version is also found in the group’s 2012 live album Ceromonies, the album serving as a document of said performances.