Brendan Maclean – Stupid

I had almost made it out the other side of my Aussie-ophile-lism, when Welcome to Night Vale had Brendan Maclean’s Stupid on The Weather. It’s a great song, that went great with the episode, and had a great video! His other videos are pretty good, but there’s just something about this one that I love. Maybe it’s juxtaposition between the “The Party Girl” and Brendan. Like: sometimes you can either choose to be miserable or choose to have a good time no matter what. Either way, I love this video.

Also: I like that The Party Girl looks a bit like the character from Hyperbole and A Half. I tried to tell Brosh this; I don’t think she was amused.

I used to talk to Brendan every now and then on Twitter. He seems like a pretty cool guy. Go check his other music out.

Architecture in Helsinki

A while back I when through an “Aussie-ophile” period, listening to a lot of bands outta Australia. One of the bands that I picked up – and still really like to this day – was Architecture in Helsinki. Their songs are pretty good and the videos are always creative and usually add a lot to the song.

If you ever get a chance to see them play live, take it!