Video Hits:: Fucked Up, Honheehonhee & Ambition

Fucked Up - Queen of HeartsGood afternoon, it’s Thursday and we’re trying to get back on our regular, Video Hits schedule now that we appear to have gotten through the backlog we had. So it’s back to 3 videos per post, short and sweet, but what a fantastic three videos we have today.

 

I have to give it to Fucked Up, although the Ack and I had never been big fans of the Toronto hardcore superstars, and we weren’t overly thrilled when they won the Polaris that Ack was on the Grand Jury for, they are kind of killing it right now. They have a great new album that has won over the hill and pretty much everyone else, their Pop-Up record store generated plenty of additional buzz for them, and now they’ve put out one of the best videos I’ve seen in a while. Perhaps we should call Alanis, because it seems a little ironic that a band with one of the most un-sellable names ever, is doing better than pretty much everyone else in the new music economy. And the video for Queen of Hearts is indeed rather well done, with a makeshift kids choir in an old-timey schoolhouse and their classicly icy British headmistress doing their rendition of the song. Good stuff.

 

Next we’ve got a new video from one of my new favorite bands from the last few months: Montreal’s Honheehonhee. Their clip for A. Is For Animal reminded me of a couple things: 1 - I need to get a review posted for their debut album, Shouts, and 2 - I miss Youppi. Sure, it seems Youppi is still around, but I miss Expos edition Youppi. But seeing his pink cousin schlep through a crappy workday like any other 20-something business boy and end up passed out drunk in front of his laptop with his hand down his pants is both enjoyable and sad at the same time. Great video either way though.

 

We’ll wrap this edition of the Vid Hits with a new video from one of the hill’s favorite MC’s at the moment, Halifax’s Ambition. The video for A.M.B.I.T.I.O.N. [Just For Kicks] also features Ambition’s frequent musical collaborator, DJ Uncle Fester and has the guys performing inside Halifax’s premier sneaker spot, Soled Out. Great hip hop & awesome sneakers, what more could you want in a video? I need nothing else, so I’ll leave it at that, but before I split, I’ll tell you to check out Fes & Ambeez’s mixtape K.R.E.A.M. if you haven’t already. Enjoy!

 

Fucked Up - Queen Of Hearts

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MP3:: Fucked Up - Queen Of Hearts
Web:: lookingforgold.blogspot.com

 

Honheehonhee - A. Is For Animal

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MP3:: HONHEEHONHEE - A. Is For Animal
WEB:: www.honheehonhee.com

 

Ambition - A.M.B.I.T.I.O.N. [Just For Kicks]

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MP3:: Uncle Fester & Ambition - Just For Kicks

WEB:: kream.bandcamp.com

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