Thursday, February 17, 2011

The New Pornographers, "Moves"

The New Pornographers' video for "Moves" was released about ten days ago, so many of you have seen it by now, but I still can't get over how good it is. Full of send-ups of music-bio-pic cliches, a clever assortment of indie musicians and indie comedians cast as members of the band, and more self-effacing jokes that a full-length Albert Brooks feature, "Moves" is one of the funniest music videos I've seen in a long time. Julie Klausner as Neko Case? How did they not think of that before? The video inspired me to revisit Together, which, like each of the previous two New Pornographers' albums, has, in the words of the AV Club, gone from "ho-hum, another good New Pornographers' album" to "holy shit, how did they do that?" over the course of ten or twelve listens.

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