Ragnar Kjartansson x The National "A Lot of Sorrow" @ MoMA PS1, Long Island City

Music // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Phish probably pulled off the six-hour show, and perhaps for some, it all sounded like the same song. Well, Brooklyn's The National is going to take this concept up a notch. In collaboration with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, the band will play their track "Sorrow" from the 2010 LP High Violet, for six straight, continuous hours. That's right, 360 minutes, and because the song is around 3:25, that is just a lot of "Sorrow" in a row. The artist's idea? "By stretching a single pop song into a day-long tour de force the artist continues his explorations into the potential of repetitive performance to produce sculptural presence within sound."

Music Video: Wild Nothing "A Dancing Shell" featuring works by Eric Shaw

Music // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
We have shown the psychedelic works of Eric Shaw on our site before, and when we saw this new Wild Nothing video for the track, "A Dancing Shell," we thought, this shit looks familiar? Not in the, this art is shit sort of way, but in the, hey that is fun and familiar. Sure enough, this video, directed by Hayley Akins, with animation by Hayley and Andy Williams, features the paintings of Eric Shaw. We recommend watching it at the highest HD you can do, full screen, and eat a mushroom cap. Just one. Wait, don't do that.

Boneface for Queens of the Stone Age "...Like Clockwork"

Music // Monday, April 22, 2013
We love when we find an artist we love that connects with a band that we love. So is the case with UK-illustrator, Boneface (featured in our September 2012 issue), as he has illustrated the new Queens of the Stone Age album cover, ...Like Clockwork. Has anyone seen the billboards in LA?

Win Tickets to See Flying Lotus @ Terminal 5, NY on May 5th or 6th

Music // Monday, April 22, 2013
Juxtapoz is teaming up with Flying Lotus! We are giving away a pair of tickets to see him live at Terminal 5 in New York on May 5th or 6th. Draw, paint, illustrate, or photograph your interpretation of a flying lotus and post it on Twitter or Instagram, mention @juxtapozmag and include #flyinglotusNYC for a chance to win. We will pick a winner on Friday, May 3rd. 

Watch: A-Trak and Tommy Trash's "Tuna Melt"

Music // Monday, April 22, 2013
We suggest you watch A-Track and Tommy Trash's latest music video for their song "Tuna Melt" a couple times. While there is a Tuna Melt, the only part of the video that even comes close to having anything to do with the sandwich is the brief shot of a long line of toast being knocked over like dominoes. Watch an awesome series of dominoing objects that includes, fans, feathers, underwater toys, and yes, toast.

Storm Thorgerson, world famous album cover artist for Pink Floyd, RIP

Music // Friday, April 19, 2013
We are sad to hear that Storm Thorgerson, the world famous and extremely influential album cover artist for the likes of Pink Floyd, Muse, Led Zeppelin, the Mars Volta, Black Sabbath, and just a ton more, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Obviously, Storm's work with Pink Floyd is era-defining, creating a visual identity to one of the most visual musicians of the 1960s and 1970s. After working on an issue celebrating the power of album cover artwork (you will read that one soon), we feel honoring Storm today is important for our entire industry.  

Nacho Guzmán for Opale's "Sparkles and Wine"

Music // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Remember when we just had movie previews at the theater and music videos on MTV? Now we got Daft Punk buying ad space on SNL to tease the costumes they are going to wear in support of their new album, and album teasers that are more creative than half the music industry. Nacho Guzman has created this fantastic teaser for French band Opale, and their new LP, Sparkles and Wine. The effect of the lighting shows you how much a face can change with shadows, color, and some good ol' LED lights.

Music Video: Iron and Wine "Joy" by Hayley Morris

Music // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Today, Iron and Wine has released a new LP, Ghost on Ghost, via Nonesuch Recoreds, and we have this great new animated video from Hayley Morris for the track "Joy" to show you. Colors transform, things grow, and there is fantastic treatment throughout by Morris and all the artists involved. Watch after the jump... 

Cat Power's New Video for "Manhattan" is set in Manhattan

Music // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Cat Power's simple but nicely done music video for her song Manhattan makes us miss New York. Directed by Greg Hunt, the video features Cat hanging out and wandering around the city...  

Watch: Passion Pit "Cry Like a Ghost"

Music // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
The new Passion Pit video for their song 'Cry Like a Ghost' is directed by Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) and features some incredibly smooth cuts and transitions as a girl swings through different scenes, places, and men...  

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