Flying Lotus' Releases Terrifying Animated Video

Music // Friday, October 31, 2014
Just in time for Halloween, Flying Lotus has released a video for "Ready Err Not" from the album "Your Dead." In the video by one of his favorite animators of all time, David Firth, Flying Lotus has his head chopped off in a creepy house in addition to quite a few other gruesome, spooky, graphic, and NSFW things...

Music Video: Panda Bear "Mr Noah"

Music // Friday, October 24, 2014
On January 12, 2015, one of our favorite musicians Panda Bear of Animal Collective will release Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. In the meantime, Panda Bear has the "Mr Noah EP" and a video for the track directed by AB/CD/CD. And there is a chance you may get seasick.

Video Director Hiro Murai talks Craft

Music // Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hiro Murai is the director behind some of our favorite music videos of the last few years, including Earl Sweatshirt's "Chum," Frank Ocean's "Forrest Gump," St Vincent's "Cheerleader," amongst others. As part of the Pitchfork Director ID series, Hiro talks shop and craft about making videos in the YouTube era, as being influenced by Ron Mueck. 

Sound & Vision Art Show @ Sound City Studios

Music // Friday, October 17, 2014
Sound & Vision was an exclusive group art exhibition featuring works by 25 of LA's most compelling visual artists. The event took place at the legendary Sound City Studios location, birthplace of many of the greatest music recordings in rock n roll history.

Moon Block Party Feat. Spoon, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and more...

Music // Monday, October 13, 2014
This year's Moon Block Party, a one-day festival at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA features some of our favorite bands: Spoon, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Angels, Black Lips, and more! 

Single Mothers: New Album Art by Cleon Peterson

Music // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Our good friend and October 2014 cover artist Cleon Peterson just completed album art for the band Single Mothers, and, well, the cover is epic. The band also sent us the look of their new video for the track "Half-Lit" this morning, which is a classy look into what energy looks like in black and white. 

Music Video: CARIBOU "Our Love"

Music // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
We have been looking forward to Caribou's new LP, Our Love, to drop, and finally today its "officially" out for consumers to purchase. We think its one of his absolute best albums, and Caribou just released a video for the title track with music video director Ryan Staake of Pomp & Clout. The director say of the video, "In "Our Love", I wanted to create a slow, brooding film that contrasted the seeming limitless of youth with the reality of death in later years. The film (which was photographed by Luca Ciuti) was shot on location in Ireland, at the beautiful Lough Ine House, about an hour and a half outside of Cork."

Music Video: Flying Lotus "Never Catch Me" ft. Kendrick Lamar

Music // Friday, October 03, 2014
We have been anticipating Flying Lotus' new album, "You're Dead," all summer long, and the album is set to hit... er, shops(?) on October 6/7 via Warp Records. Hiro Mural just directed the video for the track "Never Catch Me" featuring a well-played vocal by Kendrick Lamar. Beautiful video, great track... can't wait to hear the whole thing. 

Music Video: Thom Yorke "A Brain In A Bottle"

Music // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
We don't think Thom Yorke likes doing pre-press to announce his albums. Sure, he likes the BitTorrent route he went with his new LP, "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes," and he likes the idea of getting rid of middle men and giving artists the chance to make their own money from their art and craft, but I'm convinced he wants to avoid talking to music journalists every few years to talk shop. So we get an unexpected album, and we get a glitchy video of Thom with boxing gloves for the opening track "A Brain In A Bottle," and all is good.

Neil Krug "Crystal Tears Soundly Sleeping"

Music // Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Friends of Strangers is an artist based initiative bringing you personally selected mixes from some of the worlds most inspiring and creative individuals; These are the sounds that inspire the people who inspire us. Their first mix comes from American artist Neil Krug who has worked with Lana Del Ray, Foals, Boards of Canada, Tame Impala and Justice, just to name a few.

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