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When you take the music out of this Michel Gondry-directed music video for The White Stripes, it looks a bit like a Sesame Street video from the 1970s. This is a “musicless” version of The Hardest Button to Button, one in a sound experiment series edited and remixed by Mario Wienerroither.

Related stop-motion: Shugo Tokumaru’s Katachi, Royal Canoe’s Bathtubs, Ben Garvin’s Magic Beard, and More (The Hunter Pixilation Project), a video inspired by Joey Ramone.

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Giant Anteaters get in on the fun (and some yogurt) as Michael Hearst and PBS Digital Studios return with Songs for Unusual Animals. Michael visits the Nashville Zoo and then composes a song for the Giant Anteaters with all sorts of musical instruments found around his apartment.

Related watching: Songs for Unusual Creatures: The Elephant Shrew, the Otomotone Jumbo, and the Tube-Lipped Nectar Bat.

From 1941’s Hellzapoppin’, watch this phenomenal performance by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, the Savoy Ballroom's supreme swing dance group founded in 1935 by Herbert “Whitey” White. This clip is annotated with the teams’ names: William Downes & Frances “Mickey” Jones (0:39). Billy Ricker & Norma Miller (1:09). Al Minns & Willa Mae Ricker (1:29). Frankie Manning & Ann Johnson (1:55).

You’ll recognize Al Minns from these classic clips with dance partner Leon James. There’s more swing in the archives. Also, don’t miss The Nicholas Brothers in another one of the greatest dance performances ever filmed.

Watch Tom Tom Magazine's The Oral History of Female Drummers, presented with ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1. Featured drummers include Mindy Abovitz, Sean Desiree, Kiran Gandhi, Linnea LaMon, Ashley “Say Wut?!” Moyer, Kristin Mueller, Chloe Saavedra, and Kate Ryan.

There’s more drumming in the archives, including how drums are made, Max Roach on hi-hat, cdza’s Intro to Drums, and playing a river like a drum.