It always amazed me that bands (or perhaps more accurately, their record companies) continued spending their money making music videos long after the big two music channels, MTV & VH1, pretty much completely stopped playing videos a few years ago (and long, long, long after they stopped playing anything by anyone outside the Top 40/Rap realm). But now, thanks to music blogs - biggies like AOL's Spinner and smaller ones like Indieblogheaven - people are actually getting to see music videos again. And some of them are really pretty good.
Check out this one for Modest Mouse's "Little Motel." The band's not exactly known for making what you would call "beautiful" music (they're a great band, but their vocals almost always involve screaming at some point). "Little Motel" is a beautiful song and the video is an even more beautiful story, told in reverse. It's cinematic, and very affecting.
[via the aforementioned Indieblogheaven.]