Believe it or not, music videos still exist. Sound Tracks trolls the internet to find the best and the worst of local artists’ new singles and the good, bad, or otherwise noteworthy visuals that accompany them.
Instead of making more new videos for new songs, why not release old videos for old songs? Hidden Cameras’ ringleader Joel Gibb shot a couple of Super 8 films in the first half of the Aughts and paired them with the band’s songs “Mississauga Goddam” from the album of the same name, and “Golden Streams” (under the cut) from The Smell of Our Own. They made their way to the internet last week and obviously, obviously, we just had to tell you about them.
The first video was shot on location in goddamn Mississauga and, like some creepy old Gibb family movies, features costumes and graveyards and airplanes and other imagery that can only look like art on grainy, washed-out film stock.
The second video—which is technically the first video, but we felt weird putting it right out there—is so full of mystery. Is that really just a symphony of people peeing? Why is Joel Gibb so funny? Because, get it? “Golden Streams.” This really is something the internet simply couldn’t have lived without. Thanks, Hidden Cameras. You’re welcome, Torontoist readers.