Hive's Weird Video Premieres -- Best of 2011

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Hive has had the pleasure of premiering many strange, awesome videos in 2011. It's not a coincidence that our favorite premieres this year were also the weirdest, from the highly ritualistic clips from Chelsea Wolfe and NewVillager, to the birthday party funeral scene in White Mystery's video and the cross-dressing road trip in Hunx's "Lover's Lane." Do these clips point to a particular trend or theme for music videos in 2011? Perhaps it's a desire to explore mankind's most primal drives: sex and death. And eating birthday cake.

1. Hunx and His Punx, "Lover's Lane"

2. CAMERAS, "Defeatist"

3. White Mystery, "Birthday"

4. Chelsea Wolfe, "Mer"

5. NewVillager, "BigShotHorixon"