Celebrating Psychedelic and Pop Art in Album Covers

Music // Friday, August 16, 2013
This morning we take a look at some of our favorite covers from "Groove Is In the Art," an archive celebrating "an era when psychadelic graphics and pop art met the mainstream on instrumental and classical album covers in an explosion of line art and color." 

Music Video: Nabil Directs Just Blaze & Baauer's "Higher"

Music // Thursday, August 15, 2013
The new video for Just Blaze & Baauer's latest track "Higher" is one of the most beautifully shot we have seen in a while. However, this is not surprising considering renowned director Nabil is the man behind it. The video tells the the epic story of a group of Kalaripayattu warriors (martial artists) and a spirited young kid in Kerala, India, who leads his fellow child vigilantes to fight a drunk bully. 

Music Video: Youth Lagoon "Raspberry Cane" dir. by Stephen McNally

Music // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The staff at Juxtapoz was happy to see that Youth Lagoon made it out to the Outside Lands Music & Art Festival this past weekend in San Francisco, and even happier that a video has been released for the stellar track "Raspberry Cane" off of the 2013 gem, Wondrous Bughouse. Enjoy the animated video directed by Stephen McNally.

Music Video: King Krule "Easy Easy"

Music // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
It kind of blows our minds that someone this young, such as the 18-year old UK-based musician King Krule, can be so confident and this good. We have known about King Krule for a bit now, but his new video for "Easy Easy" which shows two young British lads going around looking up to no good, even getting involved in some tags and what not, is one of the best songs we have heard all year, and just an interesting video treatment to enjoy this morning. Directed by Focus Creeps. 

Juxtapoz @ Outside Lands 2013, Day 1 in Music

Music // Friday, August 09, 2013
Juxtapoz is on the ground at the annual Outside Lands Music and Art Festival held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park each August (and that would be Aug 9-11 this year), and again for the third year, we have curated the art portion of the event. This year, we have Mike Shine, Dennis McNett, and Camille Rose Garcia created site-specific installations, but of course, there is a ton of music, and today we are showcasing some of the best music that we might be seeing today... let's gander... 

Announcing: Juxtapoz @ Outside Lands 2013

Music // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
As we have the past two years, Juxtapoz is back at San Francisco's major music and art festival, Outside Lands, curating the visual art that you will see around Golden Gate Park from August 9-11, 2013. This year, we have added a few surprises to our line-up, as well as created a few new products at our tent...

Exclusive: Sketches + Q&A with Earl Sweatshirt and "Hive" dir. Hiro Murai

Music // Monday, August 05, 2013
Earl Sweatshirt's newest video "Hive" was released a little over a week ago and we have several exclusive behind the scenes photos, sketches, and an interview with Earl and the director Hiro Murai for you after the jump...

Music Video: Fiona Apple "Hot Knife" directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Music // Thursday, July 25, 2013
Paul Thomas Anderson is no stranger to making the simple look elegant and breathtaking, with most of his films being minimal on the special effects but maximist on detail and subtle actions. So when he took over the director role for Fiona Apple's "Hot Knife" video, he took the same approach and created a graceful and classic-feeling video treatment. Enjoy. 

Music Video: Travis "Moving" by Wriggles & Robins

Music // Tuesday, July 23, 2013
I spent half the morning yesterday trying to interact with Kanye West, and although I like that whole album and visual package that went with it, I coudn't really get to amped on being the slow down DJ. So instead, I found myself enjoying the new video by Wriggles & Robins for Travis' new single, "Moving". The directors noted, "All visuals captured in camera by back projecting the animated story into the breaths of the band. In the same way that you can see your breath on a cold day, we filmed at -1ºC to make the animations appear." Go, watch. 

Music Video: Kanye West "Black Skinhead" by Nick Knight

Music // Monday, July 22, 2013
Kanye West, regardless of how you feel about him, is definitely in tune with proper art direction and collaborative efforts. For the video for this new track, "Black Skinhead," he enlisted director Nick Knight to create an interactive, dark, menacing visual treatment that allows the viewer to slow the track, slow the motion, all the while watching a CG-Kanye with massive necklace perform. Go have some fun...