A motley collection of videos out this week includes clips from The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Hanson, and Snoop Doog. Also: the next installment in Lil' Wayne's pre-prison filming frenzy, plus clips from Morning Benders, Jamie Cullum, and Deftones.
Hanson: "Thinking 'Bout Somethin'"
This video for Hanson's single from Shout it Out re-creates the Ray Charles/3Shake a Tail Feather" scene from The Blues Brothers. Look for Weird Al Yankovic on tambourine.
Snoop Dogg featuring Kid Cudi: "That Tree"
"That Tree" finds Snoop Dogg and Kid Cudi romping around in a fake 2D setting, interacting with set pieces and local fauna. The track is featured on More Malice, a re-release of Malice n Wonderland.
LCD Soundsystem: "Drunk Girls"
Directed by Spike Jonze, this clip finds the band being heckled, then attacked, by panda-suited hooligans. The track is the first single from This is Happening, due out on May 17.
Lil' Wayne: "I'm Single"
Shot just before the rapper began a one-year prison term, this black-and-white video collects documentary-style clips and scenes of various women. The song is off mixtape No Ceilings.
Flaming Lips: "Powerless"
This bizarre video featuring a monkey and a girl tied to a chair accompanies the equally psychedelic six-minute song "Powerless," off The Flaming Lips' upcoming album Embryonic.
Jamie Cullum: "Wheels"
"Wheels" is the latest single off the UK pop singer's album Pursuit. The accompanying video shows Cullum playing piano on an NCAA basketball court while surrounded by unicyclers.
Morning Benders: "Promises"
From the California indie band's recently released second album, Big Echo, this clip follows two kids as they smoke, drink, rob, and kidnap, all the way to a grim ending.
Deftones: "Diamond Eyes"
"Diamond Eyes" is the title track and first single off the California alternative metal band's upcoming album, due out May 4.