We get it; our most loved songs will one day become commercials that sell us cars and video games and Jamaican vacations. Sometimes it’s shocking; sometimes it just works. These are current favorites (mostly).


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Interactive dance clips; dangerous escalators; one-shot wonders; murderous muppets; product whores – our favorite 11 music videos from this year cover a lot of ground.

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Great song. In fact, the entire Gloss Drop album is fantastic. The highly amusing video, part of The Creators Project, features a poor soul who is bested by an escalator. These guys are awesome.

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Portishead curates this year’s three day event, featuring Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel, Battles, Swans, Ultramagnetic MCs, Mogwai, The Horrors and more.

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eMusic has put together a free, 29-song sampler with artists playing at this weekend’s Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Fleet Foxes, Battles, Toro Y Moi, Neko Case, Deerhunter, OFF!, Yuck, Shabazz Palaces and more show up.

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Seattle’s next big music weekend: TV On the Radio, Explosions In The Sky, Ghostland Observatory, Thurston Moore, Yuck, Austra, The Cave Singers, Best Coast, Handsome Furs, Kurt Vile, Cold Cave, F*cked Up, Les Savy Fav, Battles, Ra Ra Riot, My Goodness and a whole lot more.

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This week: Wood’s continue with more lo-fi magic, Brooklyn’s Ford + Lopatin synthesize and stimulate, Battles’ first album without their frontman (still good!), Mark Ronson gets Black Lips polished (for them), Arctic Monkeys continue their journey with a more serious sound.

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Don’t feed the animals. In fact don’t even go near them. It’s Man vs. Beast, so let’s get ready to rumble!

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LaBlogotheque says: “For days we were searching for hangars, warehouses and big empty loft spaces. We got the opposite: it was incongruous, it was bloody exciting. We were going to shoot Battles in a rococo style lounge in The Hotel de Ville, the magnificent city hall and mayor’s office in the centre of Paris.”

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NYC’s Battles’ first cut from their new album, Gloss Drop. Everything about it screams summer: the song is bouncy, the visuals are beachy, full of almost-nudity, and shots of chicks licking things, including ice cream (duh).

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