Madlib Invasion: Quasimoto "Low Class Conspiracy"

Music // Monday, June 30, 2014
For the next month on Juxtapoz.com, we are going to be looking at the career and influence of Madlib. Not only is he known as a versatile musician, Madlib has led a career of alter-ego art direction and created a cast of characters that are important pieces in his canon. Of course, Quasimoto comes to mind first, and Jeff Jank's legendary character design provided a context to Madlib's musical vision. Today, we show you "Low Class Conspiracy," as part of the STONES THROW VIDEO CONTEST #4. Directed by Kristoffer Crook. Stay tuned for a very special August 2014 issue announcement in the coming week....

Soviet-Era Banned Western Music Pressed onto X-Rays

Music // Monday, June 30, 2014
During the 1950s, when vinyl was scare and before tape recorders were available, people in the Soviet Union would take banned bootlegged jazz and rock records and press them onto salvaged x-rays cut into discs. "They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole...

Foster the People "Pseudologia Fantastica"

Music // Monday, June 23, 2014
We are excited to premiere Foster the People's newest video "Pseudologia Fantastica," a track from their second album Supermodel which was released this March. The brilliant animation comes from the mind of Mark Foster himself. "This video came to me in the back of a taxi while traveling through Cuba. I think in some ways it's a reflection of what I was seeing around me - a country ravaged by communism...

20syl: Kodama

Music // Friday, June 20, 2014
The French producer 20syl presents a neat new video for his “Kodama” single. Fusing layers of atmospheric warps, soulful piano chords and vocal snippets creating a cohesive sonic landscape, which to the naked ear may seem impossible to split apart...

OK Go: The Writing's On the Wall

Music // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
OK Go’s new music video creates and breaks complicated visual illusions at a dizzying pace. The sheer technical prowess it took to make this video is mind blowing. The Writings On The Wall follows in the tradition of artist like Georges Rousse, Felice Varini, and Axel Peemoeller who use perspective to trick the eye and distort space.

Indie Slash - A San Francisco Indie Dance Experience Since 2005

Music // Thursday, June 12, 2014
Indie Slash is a monthly Synth-Pop dance party, which showcases the finest vocal electronic dance music of the past three decades, connecting the dots between New Wave, Italo, Industrial, Nu-Disco, Electro, and House. In this documentary, DJs Danny White and Rance talk about their dance party that has been going on for almost 9 years. They discuss the successes of their selections and the unique atmosphere that they have created playing Indie music to a diverse audience, every second Friday at Amnesia in San Francisco.

Music Video: Spoon "Rent I Pay"

Music // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
This video doesn't have any tricks, animation, car chases, etc. No, its just a celebration that Spoon is set to release a new album, They Want My Soul, and have released a new single/unoffcial video for "Rent I Pay." You can just hear a good tune and watch a silhouette of  Brit Daniel playing his guitar. 

These Fruits and Veggies All Faker Than Potato Head

Music // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Butter Ya'Self is a new track featuring a banana (Nana Splits) and bread roll (ButterKrust) letting us know how much tastier they are. "We on a roll. Bitch, I am a roll. Getting hot and heavy in the oven like a casserole. Making bread. Shit, I'm made of bread. And these fruits and veggies all faker than Potato Head." You need to watch it.

Chris johanson's "Quiet Music Festival of Portland", June 27-28, 2014

Music // Monday, June 09, 2014
“The only festival where sleeping is encouraged,” artist Chris Johanson is pleased to present the fourth annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland. The community listening experience celebrates emotional, vibrant, and low volume music honoring the quiet act of listening. The two-day event opens on Friday, June 27 and runs through Saturday, June 28, 2014 at local arts and cultural organization Disjecta and is made possible with support from RVCA.

Music Video: Jack White's "Lazaretto" by Jonas & Francois

Music // Thursday, June 05, 2014
Have you ever wanted to see Jack White as a tattoo? Actually, we are pretty sure many of our readers got White Stripes tattoos circa "Seven Nation Army." Well, now that Jack White is just Jack White, and not a Stripe or Raconteur, he is set to release a new LP, Lazaretto on June 10th, and here is the title track video directed by Jonas & Francois.

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