Sunday, December 9, 2012

Lickity Slick Vid Clips 2012 #06: Jack White "Sixteen Saltines"

"Sixteen Saltines" is fucking chaotic. The first time we watched it, we noticed some Gummo qualities, which made this an immediate top 10 contender. More recently, we took special notice of a very non-Gummo moment when a kid starts levitating in the middle of an inner-city basketball game. It also didn't immediately hit us that all the crazy characters in this video are high school age and younger.

We decided to do some digging and found Pitchfork's write-up, revealing the man responsible for this video: AG Rojas, who just happens to be the same guy who directed Earl Sweatshirt's equally Gummo-esq "EARL," a video that we wrongly assumed was directed by Tyler The Creator.

This is good news. We mentioned just yesterday that we've been searching for "the next big names" in music video directors, and this guy is apparently so DL that he doesn't yet have a wikipedia entry, thus making it all the more difficult to discover what other videos he's done. We will get to the bottom of this, don't you worry...

EDIT: Okay, that took about 30 seconds. All of his videos are at his Vimeo page:

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