Good morning from sunny St. Paul, the city enjoying a compliment bath on my Twitter. Before I head into work this afternoon, I wanted to tell you about a few music videos I’ve enjoyed this week. Here we go.
Sleeping Jesus – “Lay”
This new Sleeping Jesus video is enjoyable but grim. Frontperson Nick Elstad plays the main character, who finds a happier life…only to lose it. The Winona band perform today at Big Easy Bar and Grill in Austin, Texas (hi, South by Southwest!).
Annie and the Bang Bang – “Crow River Drive”
Are Annie and the Bang Bang referencing the Crow River Drive in Rogers, Otsego, or Hanover, Minn.? Mystery abounds. So does a wealth of animation by Sara Richardson — using tools that range from Etch-A-Sketch lines to lovely colorful shards.
Ben Noble – “Night Wakes”
Images clatter together in this Ben Noble video, a response to his experiences with “night wakes”: sharp anxiety episodes that kept him from sleeping. According to a press release, it’s the first single from his forthcoming album, due to be released this fall.