Junior Senior – Move Your Feet (2002)

If you can’t tell shit from Shynola, thats ok because Shynola is the shit. British filmmaking team Shynola have directed some of the best music videos this millennium. They haven’t been very active these past few years, but back in the early 2000’s they were making the coolest videos for the coolest artists around, artists like Blur, Morcheeba, Radiohead, and Beck. But their greatest accomplishment was their great animated videos. They simply made the best ANIMATED videos ever. Hopefully if you watch Adult Swim now or Liquid Televison back in the day this will be right down your alley.
I don’t know where Shynola has been for these past few years. They last I heard they did the animation for the film “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” with Hammer & Tongs director Garth Jennings back in 2004. Apparently one of Shynola’s founders, Gideon Baws, died this year. Lets hope they they can bounce back and continue to bring us great work.
Lambchop – Is a Woman (2002)

The Rapture – House of Jealous Lovers (2003)

Queens of the Stone Age – Go With the Flow (2003)
Radiohead – Pyramid Song (2003)

One of the coolest things I’ve EVER seen was Radiohead’s 30 second blips for their album Kid A. They didn’t make any full length music videos, but instead 30 second blips for each song on the Kid A album. MTV would play these amazing snippets at random, in-between shows, before commercials, in-between music videos. It was perfect advertisement that I guess didn’t work. But who did Radiohead enlist to make these short, odd animated clips? Well Shynola of course. And here is my favorite blip of all of them.
Radiohead – Kid A Blip (2000)

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