Music // Thursday, September 19, 2013
In celebration of our October 2013 issue featuring Tom Waits, John Baldessari and the photographs of Anton Corbijn, we have been re-watching some of our favorite of his music videos. Over the years Waits has worked with a slew of directors, from his old friend Jim Jarmusch to his most recent ones with Jesse Dylan and Matt Mahurin. Take a look and a listen after the jump!
Music // Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Before everyone gets all in a huffy about Kanye West and the fact that they think he is an egotistical megalomaniac, we are going to just agree to disagree with you and enjoy the fact that Mr. West has, over the course of his career, collaborated and been art directed by people like Murakami, Kaws, Morning Breath, George Condo, and now, it appears he will be working with legendary graphic artist, Peter Saville.
Music // Wednesday, September 18, 2013
We are big fans of the mind of Mark Mothersbaugh. From Rugrats to Life Aquatic, and aside from co-founding Devo, the man has composed an absolutely insane amount of music for tv shows and movies and along the way created all kinds of art. In this video for an event at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Mothersbaugh talks about his 3am work habits, gives some sagely advice on technology and art, and rocks out with the weirdest presets on an organ. A nice little watch for sure.
Music // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Welcome back, Arcade Fire, a good timing at that for us. Anton Corbijn, who shot the photo of Tom Waits on the cover of our October 2013 issue, directs this sprawling Talking Heads meets Bee Gees meets Daft Punk meets Arcade Fire meets LCD Soundsystem (he did produce the track) track "Reflektor" for the Montreal-based band.
Music // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Swedish music video director Jonas Odell is behind the snappy, graphic design heavy video for the new Franz Ferdinand track, "Right Action," but has also been at the helm of some other great videos in recent years. Not only did he do the video for the Franz Ferdinand accidental mega hit "Take Me Out," he has done work for U2, The Hours, Goldfrapp, and The Rolling Stones. Enjoy a music break...
Music // Friday, August 23, 2013
Well, obviously KAWS has big things in store this weekend at the MTV Video Music Awards, airing this Sunday, August 25 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. We knew he had redesigned the iconic Moonman statue for the award show, and because we like to scour Instagram, we have seen a 60' foot KAWS designed Moonman that will be right in the heart of the Barclays Center during the show. But now we see some updates regarding the great Todd "REAS" James, some bears, and Miley Cyrus. We may actually watch this one.
Music // Thursday, August 22, 2013
James Houston uses old technology such as SEGA Mega Drives, Commodore 64s, floppy disk drives and other random computer parts to create music. His newest music video, titled Polybius is shot in the bottom of a swimming pool and follows a preview cover of Radiohead's "Nude."
Music // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Portugal. The Man have been making great videos for years, but this recent gem from director AG Rojas for the track "Modern Jesus" may be our favorite to date. Just kind of watching the world go by in all its beautiful destruction and almost drug-fueled banality. Love this clip...
Music // Friday, August 16, 2013
Two of our favorite artists, working together; musician Bat For Lashes and visual artist/photographer Neil Krug teamed up for a series of 4 shots, featuring Krug's singnature psychedelic, analog, desert style and Bat For Lashes' unique fashion looks.
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.