On Sunday, Mumford & Sons released a super funny music video for their song "Hopeless Wanderer," starring Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte; and today, The LA Times caught up with the video's director, Sam Jones (I Am Trying to Break Your Heart) for a look behind the scenes. Here are some bullet point facts about it:
The video was shot in one day in April on a Southern California movie ranch called Golden Oak Ranch.
The actors offered to work for free, but they had to be paid hundreds of dollars because of Screen Actors Guild minimums.
Here's a faux-Taylor Swift music video for a song called "Glitter and Ribs" made by Billy on the Street star Billy Eichner for Funny or Die. I wish we could replace Taylor Swift with Billy Eichner's Taylor Swift.
Here's a music video Jimmy Kimmel Live aired yesterday during a special NBA finals edition of the show yesterday. It's for a song called "(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum," and it features Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Olivia Munn, Gabourey Sidibe, Miley Cyrus, and Jimmy Kimmel rapping and/or singing about Channing Tatum if that's something you're interested in.
Comedian Tom Scharpling, host of The Best Show on WFMU, has been directing excellent, funny rock music videos for years now, so it's no surprise that his latest, for Kurt Vile's song "KV Crimes" is very good. In real life, Vile's hometown Philadelphia has declared August 28th "Kurt Vile Day" by the mayor, but in Scharpling's video, he's carried into town on a throne and treated to a feast of hoagies and Wawa drinks.
The Lonely Island put out a new music video over the weekend. Called "We Need Love," it's for a track off of The Wack Album, released last month. The video stars Lonely Island members Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, and it's the fourth in their "Just 2 Guyz" series. Pretty great that they've been playing these two badasses for nearly a decade now.
Check out the other three "Just 2 Guyz" videos below:
Quick history lesson: if a music video was funny in the 1980s, it was probably completely unintentional. In the first half of the decade, the ridiculously low production values provided all of the humor, and in the second half, it was the unabashed bombastic elements that made you laugh. Weird Al, the Beastie Boys and their pie throwing antics, and weirdly enough Phil Collins' meta work were some exceptions to that, and helped lighten up the art form in the nineties, when directors like Spike Jonze presented artists in innovative and fun ways. In the mid-nineties comedic actors began to be cast in videos1, notably in [...]
For the past month, musical comedy outfit The Lonely Island has been releasing a new video or song every Wednesday as part of their promotion "Wack Wednesdays," and this is the last one seeing as their new release, The Wack Album, comes out Tuesday. And the full thing that Andy Samberg is spelling in this video is "Dude that has sex with pigs for money but only as a side thing right now,i'm just short on cash and have irons in the fire but in this economy it'll have to do my name is Lenny."
Here's the latest video in the Lonely Island's Wack Wednesdays video series in anticipation of the June 11th release of their new album The Wack Album. It's called "Go Kindergarten" and features Robyn, although neither The Lonely Island guys nor Robyn appear in the "Blurred Lines"-inspired music video (unless they're some of the people wearing bags over their heads).
Here's Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman pissing on a lot of different things/places in a music video for the LA-based skate punk band FIDLAR's song "Cocaine." (WARNING: Video contains fake Offerman penis).
The folks behind the excellent comedy podcast Superego are releasing a comedic country-rock album called Mount Us More on Tuesday. Here's a music video for the first track off the album, a Jerry Reed-esque song called "Eighteen Wheels." It's an authentic-sounding song that manages to pack as many jokes in as their dense podcast usually does.
Here's The Lonely Island's latest music video, for the song "Go Kindergarten," which is on their new release The Wack Album, out today. The video features Paul Rudd, Sean Combs, Robyn, and, of course, The Lonely Island guys, and it's the best video they've put out for this album yet.
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