Let These Freaky Videos Wash Over You

by:   |   Nov 8 2013

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Whether you’re freaking out on LSD, glued to your sofa while crazy stoned, or being rolling hard on ecstasy, there’s one element in common: the evening’s soundtrack is ultra-important. (If you wanna see how big of an effect it has on your night, just blast some Insane Clown Posse in a room full of stoners and watch them all yell in agony.) Luckily, the website Stereodose has come to the rescue with an oddly specific and kind-of hilarious service. Just go to the site, click on your drug of choice and your mood, and they’ll provide streaming tracks that fit your preferences. Are you on shrooms and feeling like a “shaman”? Are you on ecstasy and in a “rachet” mood? Stereodose has you covered.

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But if you don’t want to get your evening’s entertainment from The Man (I’m almost 100% certain Stereodose is run by a gang of white British guys with mutton chops), you’re in luck. We here at G.A.L. are also fans of trippy music, but we also like some freaky visuals to go along with them. If you’re in the mood to lightly bug out to some music videos on YouTube (I’m pretty much always in the mood for this), check out my selections below:

“Feels Like We Only Go Backward” by Tame Impala, an Aussie band full of shaggy, foxy stoners.

“Frankenstein” by Randa, a Kiwi rapper who needs to become my best friend immediately. Imagine the pizza parties we’d have, for starters.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is essentially Japan’s Lady Gaga, but minus the frequent nudity. This video, for the single “Candy Candy,” is one of the best examples of her insane visuals and personal style.

Oh hay young, gaunt David Bowie! Here he sings “Young Americans” on the Dick Cavett show, flanked by some stellar backup singers. That heavyset dude in the blue suit to his left? A super young Luther Vandross.

I have a friendship-in-my-head with the YouTube user daviddeanburkhart, who cuts together vintage movie clips and found footage to create surreal and perfect vids for rad indie songs.

Happy viewing, y’all.

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