1) The band Evelyn & Evelyn (a side project of Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls) and Jason Webley has a brand new video animating friendly 1920s style cartoons upon a frosty window. The song is called "Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn." It's got some cute lyrics and makes reference to both the Chattanooga Choo Choo and the country Pakistan. Apparently there's a comic book about the band as well, with an afterward by Neil Gaiman (surprising? not that surprising). They'll be playing together at the El Rey on October 29, and Jason Webley will be playing in Tuzla, Bosnia on October 11.
3) Very busy Los Angelenos and hilarious people to know -- Robotanists -- have a cover of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance". They had a bit more time to work on it than they allowed their note for note cover of Radiohead's King of Limbs, but this will do.
4) They Might Be Giants have a new (additional) video out for "Can't Keep Johnny Down" (off of their latest album), which features a street-fighting 80 year old Rip Torn. For those paying attention, Rip Torn ties in with TMBG in that he played Larry's producer Artie on the fantastic 90's HBO series The Larry Sanders Show, and TMBG were once the featured musical guest on that same fictional late nite program.
5) The Stepkids premiered their video for "Legend in My Own Mind" on Pitchfork this morning. It features The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac & comedian Kurt Braunohler. They'll be playing on 10/29 at the Echo. Watch out for the juggalo who turns up later in the video.
6) One of my most favorite Icelandic bands (I've posted way too much about them, I'm sure), FM Belfast have a new video for "American" off of their amazing recent release I Don't Want to Go to Sleep. As you'd expect from these guys, they seem to be having a blast on tour, and maybe somewhere in America. At one point they are on a roller coaster that looks a lot to me like Thunder Mountain, but it's been so long that I've been to Disney-anything, that I can't be sure.
Usually, I'd tell you to email me at RFSLJed at gmail dot com to tell me about all the exciting things happening in the world of music video, but since I'm going to be in Reykjavík, Iceland for a week for Iceland Airwaves 2011 (taking notes in preparation for likely another monumentally rambling festival report), there are surprises lined up for the next two weeks of VFSL. SO STAY POSTED. If you want to email anyone, make it fearless leader and editor in chief K. Pinto at RFSLpinto at gmail dot com.