Music // Monday, October 26, 2015
We are excited about the new Grimes album. Not only did she create the artwork for her new LP, Art Angels, but the video for "Flesh Without Blood" was written, directed, edited, colored, and art-directed by her. Her brother, Mac Boucher, was the cinematographer and creative consultant. Keep it in the family. There are a ton of costume changes, different looks, a basketball court, a tennis court, angel wings, and a slow breakdown that is "Life in the Vivid Dream."
Music // Tuesday, October 20, 2015
This interactive graffiti art installation, featuring Los Angeles-based artist Vyal from Risk Rock Studios, will showcase multiple live demonstrations and will allow Aftershock artists and fans the chance to add to the exhibit. Vyal Reyes began his career as an artist in 1990, when he dedicated himself to using spray paint as his "weapon of choice" to create art. A self-taught artist, Vyal’s work quickly grabbed the attention of fellow graffiti artists as well as galleries in Los Angeles and around the globe.
Music // Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Back in July, Lagunitas and Juxtapoz helped sponsor one of our favorite musician's art shows; Courtney Barnett. In the midst of a worldwide tour for her infectious new LP, "Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit." Well, that is Courtney's art all over that cover, as well as a bunch of drawings she has been making on tour over the years. We interviewed her at the time, and now we have a little video to show you of the opening and the vibe.
Music // Tuesday, October 06, 2015
One of the most prolific and well-known album cover designers, Storm Thorgerson cofounded the design company Hipgnosis with Aubrey “Po” Powell straight out of the Royal College of Art, and at the height of 1960s Swinging London. Thorgerson’s youthful friendship with Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, and David Gilmour led to the first Hipgnosis album sleeve, for Pink Floyd’s A Saucerful of Secrets.
Music // Wednesday, September 30, 2015
In this glorious interview, recorded on cassette tape in London in 1988, Chris Roberts interviews Tom Waits. Blank on Blank is one of our favorite PBS series and Tom Waits one of our favorite people, so naturally, we thouroughly enjoyed this.
Music // Thursday, September 17, 2015
Remember a few weeks ago when we told you we were excited about the new Deerhunter album, Fading Frontier, out on 4AD on October 16, 2015? Well, we are still really excited about the Atlanta bands new LP, and now even more so because the track "Breaker" has a video, a video that is simple and nice, for a track that is a nice return to a more experimental pop sound that made us love the band in the first place.
Music // Monday, August 31, 2015
The electro group Le Le recently premiered their newest video, "Styrofoam People" directed by Mr. Boonstra and featuring Parra's robot characters. The band consists of vocalist and rapper Faberyayo, producer Rimer London and Parra himself! Their latest record, Flapped Sadly in Our Faces is out now.
Music // Wednesday, August 26, 2015
There are a lot of musicians who also paint or create other forms of art, and we have covered many on the site and in the mag in recent years. Arrington de Dionyso is one musician and artist we really love right now, and our friends at Saint Laurent made us aware of his fine art-side of his career recently, and we gathered a great group of works from Arrington, which seem to compliment, if not illuminate, his music.
Music // Monday, August 17, 2015
Deerhunter is back! The Georgia-band had been on a slight hiatus due to lead singer Bradford Cox being hit by a car, but now they are set to release Fading Frontier on 4AD on October 16, 2015. Which means by then we will have a ton of leaks and tracks already heard, the first one being a video for the song "Snakeskin" directed by Valentina Tapia.
Music // Friday, August 14, 2015
FKA twigs has to be one of the leading musicians working in the world of art and video right now, with just a fantastic canon of crazy work already in her young career. The newst WTF goodness comes on her new 16-minute music video for the release of her new EP, M3LL155X, which includes treatments for the tracks "Figure 8", "I'm Your Doll", "In Time", and "Glass & Patron". She calls this opus "an aggressive statement conceptualising the process of feeling pregnant with pain, birthing creativity and liberation."