Sigur Ros makes pretty music, for sure. Generally that music is the kind I imagine people do yoga to—I don’t do yoga, but if I did I would probably do it to Sigur Ros, or maybe something by John Adams in case I was feeling spunky, because I’m also a reeeeeal smug asshole—or, you know, the kind that people nap to. Sigur Ros kinda makes me really sleepy! Anyway, if you have nearly seven minutes to spare and want to watch a lady roll around and stretch and shake her head to ambient instrumental music made by people from Iceland, you’re in luck! If you’re looking for another chance to watch Shia LaBoeuf get naked and weird, I’m sorry. Check out the video for "Varðeldur" below.
After Shia LaBoeuf bared all for Sigur Ros yesterday, Daniel Radcliffe is the latest movie star to feature in a music video. In the clip for folk-pop duo Slow Club’s typically gorgeous track “Beginners,” Radcliffe has a dramatic breakdown in a pub, all filmed in one take. (If the teeth-gnashing and fist-shaking weren’t clear enough, it’s obvious that his character is in a bad place from his Hawaiian shirt.) Watch “Beginners” below, and check out some other music videos with celebrity guests.
Slow Club – “Beginners”
The Shoes – “Time To Dance” Jake Gyllenhaal channels Patrick Bateman as he goes on a killing spree soundtracked by the French dance-pop duo the Shoes.
The Apples In Stereo – “Dance Floor” This isn’t another Daniel Radcliffe clip; it’s Elijah Wood being transported through time and space to meet indie-pop stalwarts the Apples in Stereo.
Brandon Flowers – “Crossfire” Killers frontman Brandon Flowers never did anything on a small scale, so it made sense to have Charlize Theron play a warrior on a mission in this video for one of his solo songs. Her?
Father John Misty – “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” Aubrey Plaza gets angry, bites/throws things, and goes through some sort of party/nightmare hybrid.
Vampire Weekend – “Giving Up The Gun” This earlier foray sees Jake Gyllenhaal brandishing a tennis racket in one hand and a handle of whiskey in the other. The video also features cameos from RZA, Lil Jon, and Joe Jonas.
A Sigur Ros video starring Shia LaBoeuf? Sure, why not. The Transformers star shows another side in the Alma Har’el-directed clip for “Fjögur Píanó,” from the Icelandic band’s latest album, Valtari.
LaBoeuf and a lady friend, played by Denna Thomson, spend most of the eight-and-a-half minute clip getting naked and freaky while surrounded by butterflies. They also eat those scorpion lollipops from Southwestern gift shops, pretend to be in a car that’s sinking underwater, and get blown away by some sort of psychic wind.
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