Music // Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Thundercat just shared the video for "Them Changes," the single form his The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam album released earlier this year. Ih the video, directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, a pair of samurai's battle, arms get cut off, and it gets even better from there...
Music // Wednesday, July 15, 2015
On May 5, 2013, Brooklyn-based rock band The National proved not only that practice and repetition makes perfect, but also makes for poignant performance art. Collaborating with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson as part of MoMA PS1’s Sunday Sessions, the band played their three-minute and twenty-five second song “Sorrow” from their 2010 High Violet LP live on stage, repeatedly and continuously, for six hours. Not only did the tableau create a unique perspective on the concept of live performance, but it elevated the band to the fine art realm, as each note painted a veritable brushstroke that delivered contained, almost necessary improvisation. Simply, the project was called A Lot of Sorrow.
Music // Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Update from an older post, with evidence that these guys are really good: Tame Impala's new LP, Currents, out today, July 17 through Modular, is really good. On the occasion, we wanted to share the new video for the track "'Cause I'm a Man" because its the summer sounds we prefer. Tame Impala and lead singer/songwriter Kevin Parker always seems to have a very good feel for the visual aspects of his music, and having the Currents cover be done by Kentucky-based artist Robert Beatty is pretty cool, too. Can't wait to see them at Outside Lands this August! Check it after the jump.
Music // Thursday, July 09, 2015
Our friends over at Brixton just announced Brixton Broadcast Barcelona, a special music event on July 10 & 11 at the Apolo 2 in Barcelona, Spain. The two-night event features The Parrots, Wau Y Los Arrrghs!!!, The Saurs, Sultan Bathery and more!
Music // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Knxwledge's Hud Dreams has been on heavy rotation in the Jux office since it dropped earlier this year. The Stones Throw artist has collaborated with Joey Bada$$, Blu, Iman Omari, and more recently on one of our favorite tracks off Kenrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, "Momma." Today Knxwledge released this welcomingly psychedelic video for the tracks "Flyinglizrds" and "Shuremng," animated by Ruff Mercy (who did this RTJ video) with footage from Ross Harris. Watch and enjoy! Light green, lime green, avocado...
Music // Thursday, June 25, 2015
One of the best music festivals in the world kicks off this weekend at Worthy Farm in England, as Glastonbury will be starred with headliners Florence + The Machine, Kanye West and The Who. From mud, legendary sets, and a pretty solid site-specific art program, we always keep an eye out Glastonbury-happenings. So does LEGO, as they have re-created the festival, and its famed Pyramid Stage, in LEGOs.
Music // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
KOOL A.D. recently debuted his new animated video for "Hickory" featuring Talib Kweli and Boots Riley, which was featured on his most recent project, Word O.K., that he released last year. The video was constructed by the Peruvian art collective, Youth Experimental Studio, and is just a small taste of their fantastic work, which you can check out more of on their site here.
Music // Saturday, June 20, 2015
Hey, Beirut is back! They are really good, but have been gone for a bit. Now Zach and the boys are back at it with an LP No No No that is slated for a release on September 11, 2015. They just released a video for the title track, directed by Brother Willis. Watch and enjoy.
Music // Thursday, June 18, 2015
Not sure if you remember dear reader, but back in August 2014, we did a very special issue that we dubbed the "Alter Ego" issue, featuring a cover story on musician Madlib with cover illustration by SF's own Jason Jägel. So, we highly endorse you going to check out the special one-day only day show of paintings and prints by Jason Jagel at the Rappcats space about Madlib's collaborator, DOOM. There will be prints for sale, 40 “Extra Doom” hand-embellished Hoecakes prints, and back stock of MF DOOM Operation Doomsday lunch boxes (out of print), and two new tees.
Music // Thursday, June 11, 2015
I was saddened to learn the news this morning of the passing of free jazz pioneer and legend Ornette Coleman. He was in my opinion one of the single most important figures in the brave exploration of sound and new music. I first heard his beautiful music in high school as a young punk. And honestly, It changed me forever. It opened me up to hearing in a totally new way and has led to many other creative paths in art and music...