Kurt Vile x ESPO: Making of "Waking On a Pretty Daze" Album Cover

Music // Friday, February 15, 2013
We previously reported that for Kurt Vile’s newest album he enlisted the expertise of fellow Philadelphian sign painter/wordsmith artist, Steve Powers aka ESPO. The album titled “Waking On a Pretty Daze” will incorporate Powers artwork on the cover and in the packaging from a mural he painted in Philly. A short documentary was created on the making of this mural. It includes some of the ideas behind the visual imagery and vocabulary Powers chose to use and incorporate on the wall.

Mark Ryden for Tyler, The Creator Album Cover

Music // Friday, February 15, 2013
An unlikely, but in our eyes, perfect match for an album cover. Mark Ryden, the multiple Juxtapoz cover artist and one of the most respected names in contemporary art, teamed up with, yes, Odd Future frontman Tyler the Creator for the cover artwork for his upcoming Wolf album. The album, out April 2nd, features a few different cover treatments, but the Ryden one is by far our favorite...

"Retrograde" a New James Blake Video by Martin de Thurah

Music // Friday, February 15, 2013
James Blake has released a new music video. Retrograde, directed by Martin de Thurah. The first single off his sophomore album Overgrown, the video follows an astronaut/biker through a bizarre dance party in her search for a fallen star.

Kraftwerk Performs @ Tate Modern, London

Music // Friday, February 15, 2013
Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk performed a six night retrospective at the Tate Modern in London during which they performed each of their albums chronologically. Watch a short video on the performance after the jump.

"Sherm's in the Band", an exclusive short film by Sanuk and Steve Sherman

Music // Thursday, February 14, 2013
Sherm's in the Band, an exclusive short film by Sanuk and Steve Sherman profiling Donavon Frankenreiter's European tour was just released. In connection with the video, the "Start Living Sweepstakes" contest will encourage fans and viewers to enter in celebration of the video and share who inspires them to stay livin.

"A New Life," a New Music Video by Jim James

Music // Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Jim James, frontman for My Morning Jacket, just released this strange video for "A New Life," off his solo debut Regions of Light and Sound of God. Watch James sing to a woman with a buffalo head after the jump...

Kurt Cobain Photographs by Jesse Frohman @ Opening Ceremony Tokyo

Music // Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Photographer Jesse Frohman will be exhibiting his portraits of Kurt Cobain at Opening Ceremony Tokyo in March. The portraits were shot during Nirvana's '93 In Utero tour. A period of deep depression for Kurt, the portraits were some of the last taken before his death.

Short Film: Beach House "Forever Still"

Music // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
We love how simple the explanation for this short film is: Beach House perform outside in their atmospheric short film. The band made it a tad more clearer: We performed/recorded four songs from Bloom outdoors, in various locations that are special for us around El Paso and Tornillo, Texas. The film follows the passing of one night, starting at sunset and ending at dawn. Go, watch, now.

Brock Fetch "The New Radicalisms" @ 560 Broadway, NYC

Music // Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Juxtapoz contributing photographer, Brock Fetch, will be kicking off Fashion Week in NYC for an exhibition of new photographs, titled The New Radicalisms. Fetch has been shooting hip-hop acts over the past few years, following the careers of ASAP Rocky, Action Bronson, Asher Roth, and other emerging music talents, and has been given unprecedented access to the behind-the-scenes lifestyle of the modern day music artist. We are excited to see the show open in NYC on Feburary 8, 2013.

The Works of Justin Hopkins, aka RareBit

Music // Friday, February 01, 2013
A great collection of drawings from Los Angeles based Justin Hopkins, who also goes by the name RareBit. As RareBit, Hopkins releases music via Non Projects, and his illustration work is full of fine details and pointillism style. Growing up in Washington, Hopkins says of his work: I like to think of my music as fungus encrusted and in a constant state of growth and decay. In this way I am influenced by the organic, wet, and florally lush environment in which I grew up.

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