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Thursday, August 17, 2006

That new OK Go video

Alright, so I would be completely remiss (because I have a penchant for posting about them) if I didn't even mention the new fantastic OK Go video for their song "Here It Goes Again." It is just right-at-the-edge of wearing out their lame dance routine welcome, but somehow therein lies the brilliance. This one is arguably almost better than their first one (for "A Million Ways") because it involves the most fun you will ever have at the gym. If you haven't already, peep the speed skating moves and the over-under-the-legs majesty:

Their low-budget YouTube success is putting their lovable mugs all over the media as well. The local news in New York City ran this little piece on their success and they were also on the national ABC World News (at the very end). Apparently in the first week of the release of the video for "Here It Goes Again," it was downloaded TWO MILLION TIMES. Now that's just crazy talk.

I own and recommend both of their albums, OK Go (2002) and Oh No (2005). The only danger in putting out all of these gimmicky dance videos is that people may discount their music itself as being any good. But au contraire - both of their albums are quality releases with clever pop music that is catchy as all get out. Plus, frontman Damian Kulash majored in semiotics in college (language, communication, semantics, etc.), so he uses big intelligent words, which is hot.

And P.S. - they do dance at their concerts. Worth the price of admission alone.

"Here It Goes Again" - OK Go

"This Will Be Our Year" (Zombies cover) - OK Go

"Letterbox" (They Might Be Giants cover) - OK Go
(from new TMBG tribute album on Bar None Records)


At August 17, 2006 5:18 PM, Anonymous worldclassfad said...

cool that the tmbg tribute album features a track by steve burns, aka steve from "blues clues". dude rocks.

At August 17, 2006 6:09 PM, Blogger Shelby said...

Hahaha, I love that video! Especially when they look like they're ice skating.

At August 17, 2006 7:36 PM, Blogger mickeyitaliano said...

Hey Heather...
I wanted to post on the Ryan entry, but I hoped you would read this...
Any different versions of "Silver Bullets" in your collection?
P.S. is your wish list current...cause I wanna send you that book "No Way Back" and I did not see it listed.
take care


At August 17, 2006 7:59 PM, Blogger Trellick Tower said...

The most awesome thing I've seen since Britney belching! Seriously, it is outstanding.

I never got into Ok Go, but thanks to this video (and the last one you posted), I am going to try again.

At August 17, 2006 8:48 PM, Blogger MKinMotion said...

is it just me or is the TMBG file the same as the OK go file?

At August 17, 2006 8:53 PM, Blogger heather said...

Thanks - fixed now!

At August 18, 2006 12:58 AM, Anonymous Natalie said...

That was hilarious...I'm off to check out more of their music, thanks!

At August 18, 2006 1:51 AM, Anonymous Cousy said...

Oh yeah. Their videos rock all the mad notes.

Thanks for sharing that.

I definitely have to get their new album.


At August 18, 2006 2:34 AM, Anonymous lism. said...

My early highlight of 2006 was watching OK Go perform the "Million Ways" dance in the middle of St Vincent St after a power failure in the venue, while the police looked on nervously.

That video is ace, shame the song's cack though ;)

At August 18, 2006 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i never got why the bald guy sings in the dancing vids...isn't the guy in pink pants their vocalist?

At August 18, 2006 12:26 PM, Blogger j.d. said...

I love this video. I saw it about a week ago and didn't even it was OkGo at first.

At August 18, 2006 1:02 PM, Blogger heather said...

Anonymous, I think the bass player Tim sings just because, well, it's funny.


At August 19, 2006 9:43 AM, Blogger Michael said...

I saw this video for the first time on TV a few days ago while, oddly enough, I was on the treadmill at the gym. I thought about speedskating my way back to the locker room, but I didn't think all the other runners would have appreciated it.

Never heard of OK Go, but I'm definitely gonna check out more of their stuff now. Thanks.


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