Weekend Music Round-Up: It's too hot edition

(CBS News) Happy Friday! And welcome to The Feed's Weekend Music Round-Up! If you're in Manhattan or anywhere on the East Coast this week, then you are probably sweating your proverbial butt off, like me, so let's cool down for the start of this week's round-up with a little pool action in Moby's most recent video, "A Case For Shame" featuring Cold Specks.

"A Case For Shame" is the first track to be released from Moby's new album "Innocents," due out Oct. 1. And while this self-directed video is definitely dramatically and cinematically Moby and definitely a little bit creepy and strange (what's up with the animals masks? Did it remind anyone else of "Donnie Darko"?), it's also quite beautiful. Shot underwater at Moby's L.A. home, the sparkling water is only made cooler by Cold Specks' amazing vocals.

Here's another watery-cool video from the BRAIDS. The video for "In Kind" captures the cinematic beauty of nature in sweeping panoramic views, interposed with stoic shots of singer Raphaaelle Standell-Preston. This video is sure to make you want to go outside and appreciate nature this weekend, or at least watch NatGeo in front of your AC.

Next up, viral video mastermind Todrick Hall calls on the Pentatonix (who won first place in the third season of NBC's "The Sing-Off") to help him create the awesome a cappella pop medley video "The Wizard of Ahhhs," inspired by, yup, "The Wizard of Oz." Hall plays the Wizard -- while Pentatonix plays Dorothy and all of her magical "Oz" friends. This six-minute mashup includes music from Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Frank Ocean, Danity Kane, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Kanye West and even Anna Kendrick's "Cups" from the movie "Pitch Perfect" -- and if it doesn't impress you, you may need to make a trip to Oz yourself.

I guess there is such a thing as doing it all. On the song "Back of My Head" John Marek manages to sing, and play guitar and the drums simultaneously, and he sounds good doing it! Apparently his band broke up, so he's taken it upon himself to play all the parts. What's best is that he looks like he's doing it in his parent's house. Something tells me we'll see this kid again.

  • Lesley Savage

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