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MGMT 'When You Die' by Mike Burakoff & Hallie Cooper-Novack

Alex Karpovsky (from Girls) is a bad magician in the new MGMT video, hated by his meagre audience for his terrible tricks. And he's stuck in a Groundhog Day-style loop. Maybe he's dreaming - or dying? Because then the world changes, with new hidden, and frankly horrible depths, as he falls onto the operating table surrounded by surgeons.

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Mark Kozelek and Sean Yeaton 'The Reasons I Love You' by Luke Gibbs

Adelaide, Australia-based motion designer Luke Gibbs goes for a combination of abstract and literal in animating Mark Kozelek and Sean Yeaton’s countdown of The Reasons I Love You, and does a lovely job. 

The track is from the album Yellow Kitchen, a collaboration album between American musician and singer Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon and Sean Yeaton, bassist of Parquet Courts.

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Grandbrothers 'From A Distance' by Dan Medhurst

Dan Medhurst's film for modern classical artist Grandbrothers is a loose adaptation of the ancient Greek myth of Sisyphus, who struggled to push a large rock up a mountain only for it to roll back down and for him to start again each day.

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Mobilegirl 'Forest Coloss' by Ilona Mcilwain

Ilona McIlwain has created a hypnotic compliment to Berlin-based producer Mobilegirl's Forest Gloss - from her debut EP Poise.

Featuring Bao, aka Mobilegirl, in contrasting situations of swimming pool and nightclub, it maintains a reflective cool throughout.

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Tune-Yards 'ABC 123' by Dear Mr Quistgaard

Tune-Yards are renowned for their zany and colourful videos that often feel they could sit comfortably within an episode of Sesame Street. In Brit director Dear Mr Quistgard's video for ABC 123, overall-clad Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner have swapped the playpen for the woodwork shop. But apart from that, this is wacky-business-as-usual.

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Visionist 'Value' by Frederik Heyman

In a visual tour de force for Visionist, Frederick Heyman stages a number of documentary scenes involving extreme peril, placing numerous versions of the experimental composer within each scene. The effect is mesmerising and very eery. Then he deconstructs the whole process, which makes it even eerier.

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Dirty Projectors 'Up In Hudson' by Daren Rabinovitch

Daren Rabinovitch of Encyclopedia Pictura addresses the tricky business of love in his video for Dirty Projectors. He charts the classic stages of a relationship, from beginning to end, through a cast of characters who all share a common distinguishing feature.

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