Music Video Roundup: New Clips From Dominant Legs, Bhi Bhiman, and More
Battlehooch's lonely mariachi.
It's a new year, and with a new year comes a new crop of music videos. Less than two weeks into 2012, we already found a bunch from (mostly) local artists that we dig. So instead of posting each one individually, we thought we'd round up our five favorites and serve 'em to you in one big dose. After the jump, check out cool new vids from Dominant Legs, Battlehooch, J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science, Bhi Bhiman, and Royal Baths.
Dominant Legs -- "Make Time for the Boy"
San Francisco's Dominant Legs get into a dance-y dream sequence in the video for "Make Time for the Boy," a slow, sensual cut off their 2011 debut Invitation, which was one of our favorite local rock records of the year. Catch them opening for Eleanor Friedberger Feb. 4 at the Independent.
J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science --¬†"Magik (Egyptian Lover Remix)"
S.F. party master J-Boogie got his new single "Magik" relemixed by Egyptian Lover -- so naturally, he had to make a video for it. This Nintendo-themed clip has J-Boogie piloting a spaceship made of turntables and speakers, defeating all enemies of a good time. Winning guest verses come from Aima the Dreamer and Raashan Ahmad.
Royal Baths -- "Black Sheep"
Royal Baths may have relocated to New York last year, but since they were one of our favorite locals before the move, we're including them here. This clip for new song "Black Sheep" includes all the band's usual gothy, Velvet Underground-esque creepiness, with dueling voices and some downright scary lighting effects.
Bhi Bhiman -- "Time Heals"
S.F. folk singer Bhi Bhiman has a new album, BHIMAN, out Jan. 24. "Time Heals" is the second video from it, and the video's stop-motion graphics and newspaper background are certainly eye-catching. Bhiman is featured in more than 4,000 individual shots, and shows more than 662 facial expressions. He plays Feb. 18 at Bottom of the Hill to celebrate the release of the new album.
Battlehooch -- "Pickin' Fields"
Say what you will about local genre-tripping band Battlehooch -- the guys made a brilliant video with "Pickin' Fields." Follow the unloved mariachi as he wanders through the Mission, gets kicked out of a busking gig in North Beach, and finds redemption onstage at Bottom of the Hill. Bonus cameo from Bill Clinton... or is it?