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Friday Five: Enemy Planes, Warehouse Eyes, and more new Minnesota music videos

Enemy Planes: “Bare Your Teeth”

Enemy Planes, still flying high from their victory in the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands, have released a stop-motion video for their new single “Bare Your Teeth.” The Nightmare Before Christmas meets Friday the 13th meets The Science of Sleep in this creepy clip about a doll who seeks revenge from beyond the grave.

Warehouse Eyes: “The Same Dream”

Vocalist Jennie Lawless enters the Matrix and lavishes attention on a mysterious, stoic masked figure in this dreamy clip for “The Same Dream,” from Warehouse Eyes‘ 2015 EP Prisms.

Ecid: “Watch It Burn”

“Watch It Burn,” a Mercies May video for a song by local rapper Ecid, takes a fairly literal approach to a dark song about a young boy whose mother has surprising plans for a buried treasure. Ecid will be at the Triple Rock tomorrow for the “Worst Dressed 3” showcase with BLEUBIRD, Sayth, Bae Tigre, and FAROUT + Dom Chronicles.

Night of Joy: “The Better Life”

Melissa Kraemer Olson’s new video for Night of Joy’s “Better Life” gives a new meaning to “flashback.” The band’s EP Better Life is out now.

Astrobeard: “Hello Dr. Strange”

Astrobeard’s video for “Hello Dr. Strange” gives you a sense of what you might see if the Flaming Lips went cyberpunk and took over a public-access TV station.

Bonus: Kitten Forever

We’re premiering Kitten Forever’s new video — “200X” is The Current’s Song of the Day! The band’s new album 7 Hearts is out on March 25.

Double Bonus: Gaelynn Lea

NPR has just released the Tiny Desk Concert by national contest-winner Gaelynn Lea. Read Andrea Swensson’s interview with Lea.