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OK Go Releases New Video “Skyscrapers”

Indie-rock band OK Go has found a niche in the indie scene, in that they  almost more known for their creative music videos than for the music itself. The trend continues with their latest video for “Skyscrapers,” from their record Of the Blue Color of the Sky.

Beginning with the famous “treadmill” video for “Here It Goes Again,” OK Go just seems to keep outdoing themselves, leaving us scratching our heads and asking the same two questions:

  1. How did they DO that? And
  2. Where do they come UP with this stuff?

OK Go’s video work has become an international phenomenon over the years. Their last video, for “Needing/Getting,” was even featured in a Chevy commercial during the Superbowl (the video includes the band driving a modified Chevy Sonic).

So I’m a fan of OK Go, but I have to be honest: this video left me scratching my head just a little bit less. Oh, it’s super-creative and fun to watch, just like the others. It just doesn’t have the same “how-in-the-WORLD” factor as some of the previous stuff. Nonetheless, the “Skyscrapers” video is worth watching, so I’ve embedded it below. Just for comparison, I’ve posted a couple of their earlier vids as well. Enjoy!

OK Go “Skyscrapers”

OK Go “Needing/Getting”

OK Go “Here It Goes Again” (Treadmill video)

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About the Author


Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Kim Phelps found her inspiration and love for music listening to local bands play in the coffeehouses around town. She soon found her own voice as a singer-songwriter, and eventually began playing her own gigs in the coffee shops. Her personal influences include Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson and Cat Power, but as an indie musician herself, she has an affinity for any band or artist who pursues creative freedom on the outskirts of the music industry. As our Indie correspondent, Kim makes a point of highlighting up-and-coming independent acts who are creating a buzz and building an audience. When she's not blogging for us or playing in the coffee shops, Kim works as a barista herself to help pay the bills. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

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