We're halfway done with 2014 and, before we know it, it will be time to bring in the New Year. (Okay, maybe that's a little premature. There's something like another five months of summer left first.) There have been plenty of exciting things happening for Dallas artists through the first half of the year, from albums to tours to record deals. There have also been some pretty memorable music videos. So, to commemorate the six months past and to start this week off right, we've collected ten of our favorite North Texas music videos from 2014 -- so far.
Black and white old footage mixed with a beautiful colorful scenic background and the magnificent chorus of the song make this video worthy of this list.Blackstone Rangers - "Frozen Echo"
If one could see what Blackstone Rangers sounds like, this video is definitely what it would look like. It's hypnotizing and relaxing music paired with trippy and enchanting visuals.Blue The Misfit - "Trillionare ft. X The Misfit"
The first six months of 2014 have had plenty of outstanding videos from hip-hop artists. From his latest album debutChild in the Wild
full-length, Blue's black and white video is simple but visually stunning.Buffalo Black - "Bad Seed"
The effects make this video interesting and different from the typical rapper-in-front-of-a-camera cliché. This video is in high contrast black and white. There's blurred effects in some shots and scenes of a sonogram representing the "Bad Seed." The song is from his latest albumREDPILLwondrland Part I
.Centro-matic- "Salty Disciple"
The video has strobe-like and shaky effects that may seem creepy, but it's a creepy-cool video. This song is from their latest album,Take Pride In Your Long Odds
, which was released just last month.Goodnight Ned - "Wolves & Crows"
The five band members of Goodnight Ned allow us to follow them around in this video with a homemade, vintage feel. We get to see them goofing around in the country while they travel. Their new albumEponymous
releases July 29.Ishi - "Emotional Hard Drive"
Animated robots tell the story of how humans let technology control them. The video gives the funky track a deeper meaning. Don't forget to catch Ishi's show at Trees on July 11.Old 97's - "Let's Get Drunk & Get It On"
Although the video doesn't show the band members getting their crunk on, we do get to follow them as they make their way to play a show to a Dallas crowd. At the end of the video Rhett Miller takes his wig off. (Seriously that's not his real hair; he's fooled us all!)
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Ronnie Heart - "Tasty Destination" Former Neon Indian guitarist Ronnie Heart seems to make any boring situation a "Tasty Destination." He brings color, fun and joy to this video. Did you catch his groovy dancing?Sam Lao - "Nirvana"
The gorgeous Sam Lao transports us to the grasslands in her video that feels like it was shot through an Instagram filter. Also, her wardrobe is stunning -- reason enough on its own to watch this video.