The 25 Best Music Videos of 2012, Nos. 25-21
This year was a big one as far as music videos go, and we covered a ton. More than that, it was an amazing year for videos from local bands breaking the mould and playing at the same level as the big boys. So we'll be counting down the best of the best as normal, but this year we'll be doing so all week!
25. Grave Babies, "Fuck Off"
Director Jordan Utley put together this low-budget, lo-fi creepfest for the Grave Babies. It's a bit eye-rollingly goth, but you can't deny the atmosphere the video manages to conjure as a young woman is assaulted by black-clad demons in her sleep. If nothing else, this video proved that talent, not money, is the key to making the most out of a finished product.
24. Kerry Beyer, "Across the Universe"
For a while there I was getting a lot of really excellent home-produced cover videos from local director Kerry Beyer singing some of his favorite songs. Though I joked often that I was going to write a sequel to my laziest music video article consisting entirely of his work, they really were stunning interpretations that used Beyer's considerable skill as a film director to produce A-level videos. I kind of miss him flooding my inbox.