Video Bonanza: OK Go <3′s Dogs, Music Stars Align for ‘ITW Pathway’, El Guincho’s Surrealist Short Film, Mayer Hawthorne and Mazda, Ima Robot vs. Spike Jonze vs. the Fireball

Spike Jonze and Edward Sharpe ride a skateboarde out of Helle.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll let these moving ones do speak for me. Dig in to the final Funny Ha Ha catch-up cache:

  1. FEATURED: OK Go’s New Video Goes to the Dogs*
  2. Moby, Questlove, Will Oldham unite for ITW Pathway
  3. Toe-Sucking and Teets in El Guincho’s Surrealist Flick
  4. Mayer Hawthorne Shills for Mazda, Debuts New Classixx MP3
  5. Ima Robot vs. Spike Jonze vs. Pro Skaters vs. the Fireball

* “This latest video goes straight for the heartstrings. We’ll give you a hint: the crew went through four pounds of dog treats each day that they were filming.”

(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)

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TOP POSTS: N.E.R.D. Still Sucks, New Wavves, Peanut Butter Wolf’s Faves, OK Go Loses to Muppets, Superhumanoids Rule

N.E.R.D. kick it with Clifford (so Team Jacob)

We’re finally, truly all caught up on two weeks of intense blogging for West Coast Sound. We’ve saved best for last — here’s the highlight reel expressly designed for your reading (and viewing, and listening) pleasure.

  1. FEATURED: Can Yeasayer Save N*E*R*D from Totally Sucking?*
  2. New Wavves Album, ‘King of the Beach,’ Streaming Now
  3. MP3: ‘Simple Severin,’ by Echo Park Pop Stars Superhumanoids
  4. Peanut Butter Wolf’s 5 Favorite Stones Throw LPs
  5. OK Go Loses Drummer to the Muppets in Staring Contest
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

* Can a Yeasayer RMX save the Virginia Beach-born, Hollywood-bred band from it’s nearly decade-long obsolescence? “Hot-N-Fun,” featuring Nelly Furtado, is neither of the things that its title suggests.

OK Go to EMI: ‘Okay… No’

OK Goin' for dolo.

Another EMI band breaks rank. West Coast Sound weighs in

“Last week, West Coast Sound published an interview with the executive producer of the band’s incredible Rube Goldberg-inspired new promo clip, ‘This Too Shall Pass.’ […] Couple the details of the clip with the title of the featured song, and it’s not hard to imagine that incredibly complicated R.G. machine — which involves the destruction of a piano an ends with the band facing an automated firing squad — as metaphorically representing the hulking old industry.”