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Trust us that by the end of the new Holy Ghost! clip for "Okay," you'll appreciate the bluish color distortion of the opening scenes for much more than a digital filter. The video follows the pair through a bunch of screen-within-a-screen transitions, until the progression ends in a gallery space with a cameo from their awesomely weird Dynamics cover art. Check out the clip below, with some stills of the type-heavy title cards. 

Head to Pitchfork for Holy Ghost!'s fall tour dates. Dynamics is out now from DFA

Drawing inspiration from the stop motion animation work of filmmaker Jim Blashfield, whose work you've likely seen in videos for Talking Heads and Michael Jackson, the design studio DR.ME's new video for Dutch Uncles required around 1,800 frames of collage-based animation. The narrative is intentionally fuzzy, but we're sure Terry Gilliam would approve

Check out the video for "Nometo" below, and revisit DR. ME's tour poster for Grizzly Bear and the xx

When Annie's new video for "Back Together" caught our eye last week, we traded emails with producer Richard X's Black Melody Studios who confirmed the graphics aren't original Amiga, but instead sampled from "The ITV Chart Show" sometime around 1991. The production team reportedly chose to use imagery from the show because it was one of the first places to play early rave tracks from the UK and Europe. The rest of the background visuals were assembled with found VHS graphics, and processed images from the artwork for Annie's new A&R EP.

A&R is out now on Pleasure Masters. 

MGMT's third LP, the self-titled MGMT, will see release in just about a month and a half, but this morning they've shared a new clip for the second track we've heard from the album, "Your Life Is A Lie." The Tom Kuntz-directed clip is a series of pretty amazing scenes with some impressive recurring visual rhythms. If the surreal visual language of the video looks familiar, director Tom Kuntz is also responsible for Old Spice's "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" spot. Check out both clips and some of our favorite scenes from "Your Life Is A Lie" below. 

MGMT is out September 17 from Columbia Records. 

Old Spice's "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like"

Photo by: Courtesy of Salon 94

The hyper-realistic visuals multimedia artist Takeshi Murata created for Oneohtrix Point Never's new "Problem Areas" clip are actually a big departure for Murata, whose work in the past has been considerably glitchier.

To create the images, which originally appeared in his 2012 solo show "Synthesizers," at Salon 94 in New York, Murata either purchased stock images from a ready-made 3D web mall or rendered images from scratch using digital imaging software. He also made use of open source projects, and what an artist's statement describes as his "DIY high-tech vocabulary." 

The pair also collaborated on PointNever.com, which is Murata's interpretation of OPN's new music. Check out some images from "Synthesizers," the "Problem Areas" video below, as well as a 2010 Creators Project feature with Murata showing some of his earlier "data mosh" work

Oneohtrix Point Never's new full length R Plus Seven is out September 30/October 1 from Warp.

While Phoenix's new "Trying to Be Cool" clip is technically a live video, there's a lot more going on than the average concert footage typically found in that genre. Shot in continuous takes by the Spanish filmmaking collective Canada, the band travels through a treacherous soundstage facing obstacles like a young boy chess opponent and choosing the right mustache from a board of stage facial hair, before finally making its way into a choreographed and custom-tailored finale. 

"Trying to Be Cool" was produced in collaboration with The Creators Project. Head to Pitchfork to see Phoenix's upcoming tour dates, and check out Laura Snapes' 2011 interview with the directors in the Guardian