OK Go – Of the Blue Colour of the Sky

With the arrival of their album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky this past January, OK Go started a new wave of viral videos, the first of which, features the Notre Dame marching band. I can’t embed it for whatever reason their publishing company decided (explained here by the band on Gizmodo). Regardless, it’s an interesting video with lots of surprises. But their next video (of the same song) was released with the new month, seen below.

If you haven’t seen it already, it features an extremely elaborate Rube Goldberg machine that clicks and clacks to the beat of the song. It’s incredible to think of the amount of work that had to go into putting this together, filming it in one take, and resetting it when it broke.

As for the album itself, it’s a fairly big departure from their previous releases — less pop and more experimental with the sounds. It takes a few listens to get accustomed to, but it’s a solid album. Stand-out tracks for me are “Needing/Getting”, “White Knuckles”, and “Back from Kathmandu”.

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