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Doc Brown to Save Us From the Zombie Apocalypse

How about this new video from The Fresh & Onlys?  I'm not going to go so far as to say this is the best video produced for an SF group this year (because that title obviously belongs to Toast), but the video for “Presence of Mind” features an old dude behind the wheel of a bus flying through space n' stuff, reanimating dogs, and stopping the zombie apocalypse.  I mean, it combines the wonder of Back to the Future with George Romero and real life Muni experiences (that is, someone holding a dead animal and a methy dude throwing up a geyser of blood)—this is some choice youtube.

Anyway, if you're looking for more, the group's new album Long Slow Dance is out next Tuesday and they'll be performing at The Independent Saturday the 8th.

[via Amoeba]

Local Band Midi Matilda Projects Themselves All Over the Mission in New Stop Motion Music Video

Midi Matilda, the new indie electro-pop duo that's been described as a cross between “MGMT and Washed Out,” filmed their latest video all over San Francisco and Berkeley.  After shooting a whole mess of footage of themselves rocking out in studio, they projected their performance all over the streets, alleys, businesses, and AT&T utility boxes that make this town the marvel that it is, and pieced it all together for one helluva music video.

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