So the week is pretty much done. Before leaving the office... oh, who am I kidding? This is Portland. You're not in a damn office. Nevertheless, take a break from obsessively checking March Madness scores and enjoy a few of the new video clips that came across our inboxes in the past few days.
Alialujah Choir, "A House, a Home"
A gorgeously rustic clip for the song that launched a Portland folk-pop supergroup. The band, featuring members of Weinland and Norfolk & Western, came together four years ago to record this song for a compilation album benefiting Lone Fir Cemetery. Directed by Daniel Fickle, the video is a perfect accompaniment for the song's spare instrumentation and goosebump-raising harmonies.
Headphone Party, "Time Expired"
Speaking of supergroups, Headphone Party is an electro hip-hop collaboration between AED of Tony D. and the Flippers and members of In Mono and Pants Machine. The group had a listening party at Holocene this week and debut this whacked-out video, detailing the exploits of a debaucherous robot panda. Need I say more?
This appropriately titled black-and-white clip from throwback garage soulsters Paradise is modeled after this Small Faces promo video. Somehow, it rocks nearly as hard. The band's new album, also titled Diary of an Old Soul, drops March 20.
InfinitRakz, "Lord Knows I Try"
If this clip from his upcoming Music Laundering mix tape is any indication, Portland emcee InfinitRakz is prepared to come hard. Read the shirt: This shit is cray.