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Thursday

BLOC PARTY: Banquet

Eiher they're giant woman hands or miniature Bloc Party Lilliputians. The first slicked up video for the much hyped London four piece. Watch the video (qt).

Wednesday

DAFT PUNK: Robot Rock

The French duo return with their third album and this first single. A very lo-fi, eighties rock concert inspired video, I'm not really quite sure if it's Ratatat hidding behind those robot masks... Watch the video (qt).

Tuesday

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: Movement

Electro punk dance floor destroying funk. New York style. From the man with the band (and the record label) that made the indie kids dance, Mr. James Murphy. Watch the video (qt).

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Monday

BLUR: Good Song

Shynola's treatment of Blur's latest is a shiney example of beautiful black and white simplicity paired with the matured sound of Damon's sombre delivery and the steady gait of the uplifting melody. Yet... it's twisted. What do you expect from Shynola? Watch the video (qt).

Sunday

FRANZ FERDINAND: This Fffire

The Scottish quartet threaten to burn the city in this retro, graphics intensive horror genre inspired music video. As far as I'm concerned, these lads from Glasgow can do no wrong, and this version of the self titled album track is a modified dance floor destroyer of the original. Watch the video (qt).

Saturday

BASEMENT JAXX: Oh My Gosh

Nice funk mutant house tune. What an strangely unappealing video. Those geriatics don't make me think of sexy, slinky house at all. Oh my gosh indeed. Matt Kirby directs this juxtaposed music clip. Watch the music video (UPDATED qt) or music video (real).

Friday

TV ON THE RADIO: Staring At The Sun

Indie darlings TV On The Radio's first single. If may be lo-fi, but the world deserves to hear this incredible rock/soul/electronic fusion from the Williamsburg based band. Watch the video (qt).

Thursday

DOVES: Black And White Town

Manchester's Doves return with their third LP, the lead single being this exceptionally catchy, upbeat pop anthem. A bleaker version of life is represented in the video of trapped suburban teenage blandness. Ultimately, it is a message of encouragement and of change. Watch the video (real).

Wednesday

SCISSOR SISTERS: Filthy / Gorgeous

If this single is any indication, according to the Scissor Sisters all disco would be super gay disco. This track and video are no exception. This is the dirty version of the video from the New York band that cleaned up at the Brit Awards. Watch the video (win).

Tuesday

DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979: Blood On Our Hands

Second release from their brilliant debut, the Toronto duo shake up an underground club in white limo'ed rockstar style. Add harmonies but don't call them a boy band. Watch the video (qt).

Monday

LOUIS XIV: God Killed The Queen

Rolling describes Louis XIV as a sexed up San Diego glam band. With obvious influences from T-Rex, the foursome strut their old school rock theatre without touching the current eighties, new wave revival sounds. Watch the video (qt).

Sunday

MOVING UNITS: Available

This is the improbably chic lead track from the Los Angeles band's excellent debut album, Dangerous Dreams. With sneering post punk attitude, this single will keep the punk kids and the club kids satisfied with grinding guitars and a commanding four-on-the-floor rhythm. Dreadfully underrated. Watch the video (qt).

Saturday

THE BRAVERY: An Honest Mistake

The self titled debut album is creating a stir. Combining dance friendly beats with a melancholy sensibility, (less political than Radio 4, less raw than the Rapture, less funky than LCD Soundsystem, less gloomy than Interpol) the Bravery fits nicely within the New York pantheon of post punk, post New Order, post Smiths assets. Watch the video (win/real).

Friday

THE HIDDEN CAMERAS: I Believe In The Good Of Life

A DIY aesthetic permeates the directorial music video debut of Hidden Cameras frontman and songwriter Joel Gibb. The first clip from the sophomoric album, Mississauga Goddamn, is a camp romp tailing the shenanigans of a pair of drag queens throughout Toronto's indie haunts. Watch the video (win).

Thursday

M.I.A.: Sunshowers

London-based Sri Lankan born M.I.A. (a.k.a Maya Arulpragasam) storms onto the global underground with grime beats, electro angularity and defiant ragga infused lyrics. Expect great, and well-hyped things from this young up and comer. Watch the video (real).

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Wednesday

FISCHERSPOONER: Just Let Go

The New York band that created more buzz with style and showmanship than musicianship has returned with a tight new single and a visually stunning new video. Casey and company tone down the flamboyance, but still keep it high gloss on the glamour. It just goes to prove, a good concept and bankrolled execution is all it takes to replicate superstardom. Watch the video (qt).

Tuesday

KAISER CHIEFS: I Predict A Riot

The British press are going mad for new-wave rockers the Kaiser Chiefs. Being heralded as the follow-up act to Franz Ferdinand, these lads from Leeds are building quite a buzz in North America with sold out small venue shows. Watch the video (qt).

Monday

BLOC PARTY: Tulips

A mellow single of the London four piece, this lo-fi first video will soon to be eclisped by the ensuing indie hype generated by their self-titled ep. Although a subtle mood for the band, advanced copies of their debut album, Silent Alarm, reveal there is more party cued up for the bloc. Watch the video (qt).

Sunday

ARCADE FIRE: Rebellion (Lies)

Unquestionably one of the favourite records of the year, Montreal's Arcade Fire introduce us to their first video with the single Rebellion (Lies). The video is visually as romantic as the music. Watch the video (real).

Saturday

KYLIE MINOGUE: Giving You Up

Directors Alex and Martin turn Kylie's latest synthpop confection into the attack of the 40 foot sex kitten. As slick, stylish and electro revivalist as a revamped eighties icon can be, this latest effort from the most coveted ass in Britain ultimately finds itself as fashionably disposable as last seasons unfortunate Ugg boot. Watch the video (qt).

Friday

BJÖRK: Triumph Of A Heart

The Icelandic music eccentric joins forces with American film eccentric, Spike Jonze, to create a humourous, light hearted love story between pink clad, gold lamé booted fashion plate and humanoid man-cat. Witness a dissatisfied Björk boozing up on the town, slagging about drunk on cold pavement, and inciting an impromptu a cappella breakdown at a local Reykjavik pub. Watch the video (qt).

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Thursday

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: Daft Punk Is Playing At My House

James Murphy, half of the NYC based DFA production team, finalizes the debut album from side project LCD Soundsystem. Riffing off his seminal aging hipster rant "I'm Losing My Edge", Murphy continues with his affection for French electronic pranksters Daft Punk with this post-punk, post-electro, post-ironic gem. Featured in the clip are the costumed characters of Daft Punk's "Around The World" video shot in sputtering stop motion photography. Watch the video (qt).

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Wednesday

DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979: Romantic Rights

Toronto's Death From Above 1979 is the quintessential heavy metal meets catwalk cool punk band and this lead track from their Vice Record debut leaves no mistake. LiteBrite animation from video production team, Ghostmilk, takes the hardcore to the kindercore. Watch the video (qt).

Tuesday

YÉ-YÉ: Eurostar

This is not only a brilliant track from French band Yé-Yé, but the video is a work of genius. Sputtering electro beats juxtaposed with equally jarring imagery from director Gabriel Malaprade. With the upcoming enslaught of a new Daft Punk record, is this the begining of a new French invasion? Watch the video (qt).