MV Monday: Airwalker, Birdstriking, The Big Wave, Zuoxiao Zuzhou


Some stellar videos premiering this week – including tour videos from Birdstriking and The Big Wave, as well as MVs from Shanghai shoegazers Airwalker and avant grade pioneer Zuoxiao Zuzhou. Gald to see more folks picking up cameras – so sit back, relax, and take a break from your lazy Monday.


Alessio Avezzano of Live Circus Productions in Shanghai is absolutely killing it – after releasing the technicolor splash of Round Eye\’s latest, the filmmaker is back with another MV – this time for shoegazing indietronica outfit Airwalker and their newest single \’Bird\’. It\’s a lavish, simple yet entirely effective piece of work that superimposes cityscapes and more over lead singer Sangsang. And those macro close-ups – not sure what\’s got me more roused up – Sangsang’s facial features or the lens Alessio is using. Oh, great song too – dig the opera-style breakdown at the end.


Remember that Birdstriking documentary that premiered last month at XP – the one chronicling the noise rock trio\’s UK tour (first international tour mind you) alongside The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Well, it\’s available now for your viewing pleasure with a bit of a touch up and with English subs. Nice work. Definitely worth a looky looky.

Speaking of tours aboard – synth punk faves The Big Wave recently returned from a trip to Taiwan and they\’ve got the video to prove it. Great to see the band getting some love from their neighbors and looks like it was tons of fun for all. It\’s only a matter of time before I cracked and have to hit up Revolver in person and see what Taiwan has to offer.

Last, we have the music video to one of underground rock’s pioneers, Zuoxiao Zuzhou, who’s now prime restate for Modern Sky as he prepares his latest album. The avant grade artists, part of the ‘Beijing East Village’ community, released the MV for ‘You Would Say’ last week and it finds the artist sulking about art district Cochangdi with a gang of younger handsomer kids. Still singing in typical monotone fashion. Definitely hints at a more mainstream Zuoxiao Zuzhou, though, gotta say, that voice has grown on me.

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