Sack o’ felines
MTV execs need to stop producing music videos. Oh wait, they pretty much already did. It’s a good thing, too, since amateur videos on the Internet are more enjoyable anyway. There are no esteemed music video directors trying to get all film noir with a Top 40 hip-hop single. Once all this fake-ass shit is stripped away, what you’re left with is imperfection, lips slightly out of sync with the music à la YouTube and raw honesty. Take the video “I Used to Say Your Name” by Sacramento collaborative Bag of Kittens. Allyson Seconds’ tranquilizing and earthy voice, combined with music penned by Anton Barbeau and childlike pop melodies create a tender narrative. It’ll make anyone wish they were drinking a warm cup of tea and wearing an oversized sweater while listening to the fall rain pattering on the window—or drinking wine in a Midtown coffee shop on a Friday night.