Music // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Damon Albarn, lead singer of Blur, Gorillaz, and a few other projects of note, is set to release his own first solo album, Everyday Robots, on April 29, 2014, and is kicking off the release with a video for the title track. The video is directed by artist and designer Aitor Throup and "uses CGI software and actual cranial scans to create a unique digital portrait of Damon." Go watch...
Music // Tuesday, January 14, 2014
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is proud to present the first ever solo show by musician, songwriter, and artist Tim Armstrong (Operation Ivy, Rancid, The Transplants), featuring never before seen artwork. The raw, hard-edged spontaneity in Armstrong’s art mirrors his approach to music making, exemplifying a “passion is more important than precision” aesthetic that speaks to the creative rebellion dwelling inside us all.
Music // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
One of the Juxtapoz offices favorite album of 2013 was King Krule's brilliant 6 Feet Beneath the Moon from XL Recordings. Not only does the 19-year old singer/songwriter have one of the most unexpected voices in contemporary music, but his songs are like mini cinematic escapes, a unique brand of storytelling. Director Jamie-James Medina takes this quality to heart and transforms Krule's jazzy "A Lizard State" into a Hitchcock showcase.
Music // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Directed by French filmmaker Edouard Sailer, "I'm Aquarius" is the most recent video from Metronomy ahead of the release of their new album Love Letters. The sci-fi video features an astronaut leaving on an adventure through the universe and landing on a strange planet.
Music // Monday, December 16, 2013
Even though their stellar album, "Devotion," was released in 2012, Beach House and director Eric Wareheim created one of the great music videos of 2013 for the track "Wishes." Yes, that Eric. As in Tim & Eric. So you know the video was going to be slightly twisted, funny, and good. And it features Leland Palmer from Twin Peaks riding a horse with fireworks. Well then...
Music // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It has been a question that has dogged the Western world for nearly 13 years: what do we do with CDs? Look, we love Catch A Fire as much as the next gal/guy, but really, you can love that no matter what medium. Mirco Pagano and Moreno De Turco have taken the CDs of famous rock icons and made a portrait out of them. Of that particular icon to be exact.
Music // Friday, November 29, 2013
As we have announced recently, Juxtapoz has teamed up with Chandran Gallery to host a special series of exhibitions and events at Shore Club South Beach during the Art Basel week festivities. On Thursday, December 5, Juxtapoz and Converse will host a special free performance of the Black Lips around the Shore Club pool. Let's have a party.
Music // Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Boards of Canada's newest LP, Tomorrow's Harvest, is one of our favorite albums of the year. If you are making a holiday wishlist, put this one on it. Neil Krug, who we have featured in the magazine in the past, shot the single artwork and video for the track, "Reach for the Dead," and if you feel like having a desert trip today, this is your chance.
Music // Thursday, November 14, 2013
A little bit of Beatlemania thrown towards Phoenix by way of Sofia Coppola's camera. As part of a MoMA Poprally presents release, Coppola directed a new video for the Phoenix track, "Chloroform," and in an interview with MoMA's Associate Curator in the Department of Film, Anne Mora, Coppola noted "I wanted it to be a fantasy of young girls fixated on a band they love, and try to capture that feeling I remember of seeing bands when I was a kid, when you could totally lose it… and to play up the band as close but out of reach. It’s a fantasy audience, all young, pretty girls."
Music // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
The YouTube Music Awards premiered this past weekend, streamed live, and was so... well, random, that we couldn't quite pinpoint if we enjoyed ourselves or found ourselves waiting for a disaster. It didn't come, and we really did enjoy the Arcade Fire portion, where they played Reflektor highlight, "Afterlife", done in conjunction with Spike Jonze directing Greta Gerwig to dance. And dance she did.