Saturday video roundup: Phoenix, Modest Mouse and Marilyn Manson

New videos from Phoenix, Modest Mouse and Marilyn Manson have hit the world wide web, and forgive me for being biased, but one of them is ginormously more awesome than the rest: PHOENIX! Those Frenchies really know how to (alt)rock, and their song "1901" is breezy, infectious and just plain great — easily making it one of our picks for a song of the summer. Just 10 days until the Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix album releases, kids. I hear it’s pretty swell. Check out their artsy/shadowy performance-based video below.

Phoenix: "1901"

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your tastes), the Marilyn Manson video is not embeddable, so head here to view it in full. I’ve always said Marilyn Manson is a lot like a fine wine, and would only get better with time. Actually, neither I nor anyone else in the history of time has ever said that. Someone needs to tell the dude to grow the hell up. His song is actually titled "Arma-Goddamn-Motherf*****-Geddon." Really? My soul is the corner crying, so thanks for nothing, Marilyn.

Also terrifying, but not in a so-bad-it-makes-your-ears-bleed kind of way, is Modest Mouse’s video for "Satellite Skin." The song isn’t the greatest, but the imaginative video has aliens, bald children in cloaks, and walking animated mailboxes (or are they birdhouses?) Cool stuff! But not as cool as the Phoenix video, or as cool as I’m sure Marilyn Manson thinks he is. Which is your favorite?

Modest Mouse: "Satellite Skin"

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Comments (6 total) Add your comment
  • mario

    im really liking the sound of marilyn manson’s new album. going back to “Smell Like Children. Anti-Christ Superstar” era. title of the single is a bit, odd and too manson like. IMHO. dont get me wrong im a big manson fan and i liked eat me, drink me more than other people seem to have.

  • kornhole

    Your telling Manson to grow up but your all hot for that pop junk.

  • jennyleigh

    The Phoenix album is already out.

  • Scholomance

    Wow. You’re a dilettante…..
    What a superficial article. I’m not even entertained. Your Marilyn Manson is like a fine wine (pause-pause) “NOT!!!” joke is such a cliché. In fact, Borat performed a stinging satire on those that play it as a humour card in his 2006 film.
    Other techniques I am sure you are fond of are the classic “Knock Knock” jokes or “I know you are but what am I” rebuttals.
    What college did you earn your English degree from? Do you even have one?
    as I said earlier, dilettante…

  • jasmin

    alright i’m gonna get angry now.marilyn manson will always be great!he doesn’t make music to sell it like all the others.if he doesn’t have inspiration he won’t make music or other type of art.now that he had,he’s gonna bring out the high end of low and he doesn’t care about anything.some will love it,some will hate it as it was always the case.if u say ”thanks for nothing”,i say ”thanks for the music”…

  • Alec

    The title of Marilyn’s song is dumb, and the video looks insanely cheap. The Phoenix song is better than the video but the video is still cool.

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