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The first video from Grimes’ breakout album Visions was “ Oblivion ,” a seriously unforgettable piece of work that stands as, perhaps, 2012′s best music video to date. She’s now followed it up with a new clip for “Nightmusic.” The new video isn’t going to grab your brain quite so hard, but Claire Boucher still has a ton of presence. In this one, director John Londono films her witching her way across a gloomy wasteland.
Network television got a heady rush of electronic pop on Monday night, as M83 performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (after the Roots welcomed Michele Bachmann to the sounds of Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch," that is). Anthony Gonzalez and his band gave wee-hours watchers a tour of "Midnight City," a highlight from the French keyboard-sorcerer's latest, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming . (Those unfamiliar might've recognized the song's bird-like synth call from a recent Victoria Secret TV commercial ). At the song's climactic moment, a bombastic saxophone solo continued the instrument's long, smooth return — from last year's Deerhunter record ("Next year everyone's gonna have a saxophone on their record because saxophones are just cool," Bradford Cox said at the time) to Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" to Foster the People's bizarre Kenny G cosign .
The video for M83′s skyward synth epic “ Midnight City ” concerns an X-Men -esque school for kids with glowing eyes and freaky special powers, and what happens when a group of those kids escapes and has a telekinetic break-stuff party in an empty building. Fleur & Manu direct, and it’s awesome. Watch it below, and shout out to Michael_ for breaking us off with a working embed.