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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Two-Fer Tuesday: New Music Videos From Goodnight, Texas and Opio x Free the Robots

Posted By on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 2:40 PM

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In which we pair two new (ideally wildly different) music videos from local artists. Because everyone needs a little help getting through Tuesday.

Hey guys, it's Tuesday! Which means it's time for two of our favorite things: Alliterative headlines and music videos. This week's selections prove, among other things, that you don't need a gargantuan budget (nor live human beings on film) to make a damn cool music video.

First up: The gents of S.F. four-piece Goodnight, Texas are already known around these parts for their sense of humor in addition to their poignant, simultaneously foot-stomping and heart-swelling songwriting. But this DIY video for "Hello Nebraska," off last year's Uncle John Farquhar, has been making us grin in a whole new way. Created by the band's own bassist Bobby Kendall —  who presented it to the rest of the guys, finished, as a belated Christmas present — the video sees cartoon likenesses of the dudes traipsing about a very Blazing Saddles-esque landscape, making friends with a bevy of animals in the song's namesake state. 
Switching gears entirely: This trippy video provides appropriately heavy visuals to accompany "Let the Bass Go," the second single from a forthcoming collaboration by Hieroglyphics' MC Opio (one-fourth of Oakland vets Souls of Mischief) with L.A. beat scene producer Free the Robots. The EP, The Subconscious Mind, drops March 3, but this video serves as a welcome teaser — its visuals are taken from the album's artwork, along with a disorienting yet hypnotic mix of movies scenes and vintage cartoons.

What other local songs/videos are you using to pass the Tuesday time? Bonus points for alliteration as always:

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