Brandon Soderberg

Brandon Soderberg is the news editor of the Baltimore Beat, cofounder of the Baltimore Institute For Non-Profit Journalism, and the former editor-in-chief of Baltimore City Paper.

In Memoriam

10 Thoughts on Holger Czukay, the Cosmic Dad Jokester of Krautrock, Who Is Dead Now

The 79-year-old co-founded the legendary German art-rock group Can, who produced some of the most influential music of the 70s and 80s.
Brandon Soderberg
9.6.17
Features

Framing New Atlanta: Photographer Cam Kirk Captures the City's Rap Scene Before It Happens

The eye of Atlanta has captured Young Thug, Migos, Rich Homie Quan, iLoveMakonnen, and pretty much every other single rapper you love turning up to.
Brandon Soderberg
2.12.15
2014 in Review

20 Surprisingly Sweet Music Videos of 2014

From Florida Georgia Line to Nicki Minaj, these are the videos that didn't suck this year.
Brandon Soderberg
12.22.14
Premieres

See All the Beauty Around You with Schwarz's "Open Up Yr Mind" Video

FUCK IT IF IT AIN'T REAL FUCK IT IF IT AIN'T REAL FUCK IT IF IT AIN'T REAL [INSERT EMOJI EQUIVALENT OF AN AIR RAID SIREN HERE]
Brandon Soderberg
4.22.14
Almost Art... With Brandon Soderberg

Todd Terje's "Leisure Suit Preben" Video Pays Tribute to Porny Video Games and It's Great

It's rare these days that a music video thoroughly captures the aesthetic of a musician while indulging the quirk necessary for potential virality or meme-fication.
Brandon Soderberg
4.18.14
Almost Art... With Brandon Soderberg

Jennifer Lopez May Luh Papi, But She Does Not Luh Music Video Patriarchy

"I Luh Ya Papi" serves as an appropriately twisting and turning history lesson for an art form as counterintuitive as the music video.
Brandon Soderberg
3.28.14
Almost Art... With Brandon Soderberg

Shut Up Because Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll" Is a Total Fucking Banger

This is how we ro-oh-oh-oh-oh-oll.
Brandon Soderberg
3.14.14
Almost Art... With Brandon Soderberg

Dean Blunt's Video for "Mersh" Is Brilliantly Half-Assed

Dean Blunt managed to capture the druggy melancholy of modern videos with a girl, some weed, a bummy couch, and a static camera.
Brandon Soderberg
3.7.14
Almost Art... With Brandon Soderberg

Haim's Regular Ass Dance Moves in "If I Could Change Your Mind" Are Perfect for Dancing Alone In Your Apartment

Directed by Warren Fu, the charming video will only make you love the Haim sisters more.
Brandon Soderberg
2.28.14
Almost Art... With Brandon Soderberg

YMCMB's Video for "We Alright" Takes on 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Completing the circle by making a rap video based on 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' a movie that shows business fuckheads acting like bigger assholes than similarly-ballin' rappers.
Brandon Soderberg
2.24.14
Almost Art... With Brandon Soderberg

Casino's "Killin Shit" Video Radically Reimagines 'Spring Breakers'

“Killin' Shit” still captures the darkness and energy of Korine's movie, reflecting its freewheeling maximalist energy, but it doesn't play its hedged hipster post-everything game for even a moment.
Brandon Soderberg
2.18.14
Almost Art... With Brandon Soderberg

Cry with Your Computer While Watching Jerome LOL and Holly Herndon Music Videos

“Have you ever updated your Flash player? It is so sad. What happens to version 11.4?”-Liz Lemon, crying very hard.
Brandon Soderberg
2.7.14
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