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.

Music Video: Animal Collective "Applesauce"

Music // Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The video is intended to be viewed in complete darkness from maximum effect. That is what the video description warns you. So maybe you have to wait to watch this in your closet later today, because we did the full total darkness thing, and we have both a headache and sense of happiness. Animal Collective's Applesauce was directed by Gaspar Noé and features model Lindsey Wixson with elements from Paul Sharits' 1968 short film N:O:T:H:I:N:G thrown in there. Enjoy after the jump...

Music Video: Grizzly Bear "gun-shy" and Animated Gifs

Music // Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Grizzly Bear's newest LP, Shields, has generated a few tasty treats in the artistic music video department, but our favorite track on said album, "gun-shy", just received both animated gif and music video work by director Kris Moyes. Watch as members of Grizzly Bear look at you with creepy eyes, do their own doctor's examinations on themselves, and go a bit Dali on you.

Music Video: Flying Lotus "Zodiac Shit" for Adult Swim

Music // Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Adam 'Lilfuchs' Fuchs is the brains behind this epic 'Flying Lotus - Zodiac Sh*t' animation that was created for Adult Swim. He performs feats that delight and astound, and as animation director at Turner Studios, he has chased wild scribbles through the badlands of television, inked epic doodles over mountains of print and apparel, and has driven herds of untamed mental concoctions into the Lands of Milk and Approval. He is based in Atlanta, GA.

Music Video: Shugo Tokumaru "Katachi"

Music // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Stop-motion seems like it has been around and been done well for a long time now, but we still get a kick out of a really well done stop-motion animation. The music video for Shugo Tokumaru's Katachi features a long winding tale of stop-motion fun by directors Kijek/Adamski. It sort of crawls along, literally, and features a footballer, a wolf, a palm tree, an explosion, and people radiating positive vibes.

Music Video: Davie Bowie "Where Are We Now?" by Tony Oursler

Music // Wednesday, January 09, 2013
And out of nowhere came the return of David Bowie. And of course, if Bowie is going to return at the ripe age of 66, he is going to come out with an artistically relevant release. And here it is, the music video for his new single, Where Are We Now?, featuring a great direction by artist Tony Oursler. Watch...

Music Video: Atoms For Peace "Judge Jury and Executioner"

Music // Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Literally, Thom Yorke, Flea, and Nigel are getting the band back together. The little accidental supergroup, Atoms For Peace, are set to release a new album, Amok, on February 25 through XL Recordings, and to kick off the new year, the band just released a music for the previously toured track, "Judge Jury and Executioner". The video features artwork by audiovisual artist Tarik Barri. Enjoy.

The Works of Leif Podhajsky

Music // Thursday, January 03, 2013
Leif Podhajsky recently caught our attention after we saw his album cover art for his fellow Australians, Tame Impala. As an artist and creative director, his work explores themes of connectedness, the relevance of nature and the psychedelic or altered experiences of life. By using these subjects, he attempts to inspire the viewer into a realignment with themselves and their surroundings.

Music Videos We Liked in 2012: The Presets "Promises"

Music // Monday, December 31, 2012
This is a little bit like we are cheating because we just saw this video for the first time this weekend, but we quite enjoy a visual collage of randomness for The Presets track, Promises. Directed by Special Problems, you get a hyper-active tour of what the world looks like if you did a really fast Tumblr search in motion. And that is sort of 2012 summed up...

Music Videos We Liked in 2012: "Paradise" by Wild Nothing

Music // Sunday, December 30, 2012
We found ourselves enjoying simpler, well-executed music videos this year, and although we might have wanted an excuse to get Michelle Williams onto the website this year, but we enjoyed her role in the video for Paradise by Wild Nothing. Directed by Matt Amato, the video features airports, waterfalls, planes, and a good haircut.

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