Music Video: Oliver $ and Jimi Jules "Pushing On"

Music // Wednesday, August 06, 2014
For a music video this is sheer brilliance, instant perfection, and damn fine entertainment. Ian Robertson directs Oliver $ and Jimi Jules song "Pushing On" into a instant classic. A simple idea, shot beautifully for an upbeat catchy tune.

Music Video: Spoon "Inside Out" with photos from Todd Baxter

Music // Tuesday, August 05, 2014
When you hit newsstands this month, you will see that we talked to Britt Daniel in our September 2014 issue about over 20 years of Spoon album covers. And, wouldn't you know? Spoon's new LP, They Want My Soul, was released today. We think its one of the top 5 albums of 2014, and to celebrate Britt being in the mag, the album coming out, there is a great collection of Todd Baxter's photos that made the cover of They Want My Soul being used for the video of one of the album's highlights, "Inside Out." Go watch.

Juxtapoz @ Outside Lands 2014: Dr. Flotsam’s Hell Brew Revue Stage

Music // Tuesday, August 05, 2014
If you have been to Outside Lands the last 3 years, you know that Mike Shine's "Dr Flotsam" stage and performance art portion is a major highlight of the festival. Juxtapoz and the Shine crew are back at it in 2014, and we have some previews of the bands that are going to be playing at the Dr. Flotsam’s Hell Brew Revue Stage all weekend long. Let's listen in.

Music Video: Beck "Heart is a Drum" directed by Sophie Mueller

Music // Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Just recently we got back into listening to Beck's 1996 epic "Odelay", and found that his 2014 album "Morning Phase" was quite nice as well. But the reason we are here today is because the very talented Sophie Mueller directed a video for Beck's "Heart Is a Drum" track. Black and white, a little eerie, and for the best track on the album all makes this a nice watch.

Madlib Invasion: Madlib Lecture in Sao Paulo, 2002

Music // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Back in 2002, before Madvillainy, before Champion Sound, before the first volumes of Beat Konducta, Madlib travelled to Sao Paolo where he gave a shy but insightful and inspirational lecture at Red Bull Music Academy. In this session he reveals the secrets of his choice equipment, a $300 sampler. He says, "Anyone could do it. You just gotta use your brain." We say, "That's some brain."

Sam Falls Pixel Crunches EFG's Singing Bridges

Music // Monday, July 28, 2014
Sam Falls’ video for EFG’s “Singing Bridges” delivers masterfully deconstructed slices of sewn together Spaghetti Westerns while psych-rockers Imaad Wasif (vocals/guitar), Josh Garza (drums) and Tom Biller (bass) channel classics of their own: pristine echoes of Bowie, The Cure, Blue Cheer and Jesus & Mary Chain, all woven meticulously into the fuzzed-out track. For the world's dystopian love songs, the sounds of EFG, coupled with Falls’ manipulation of iconic, ‘deinterlaced’ analog films, does not disappoint. So adjust your speakers accordingly and watch the Technicolor trip to the badlands here.

Music Video: Spoon "Do You" directed by Hiro Murai

Music // Monday, July 28, 2014
Just a casual drive in town with giant children all around. We have told you how excited we are about Spoon's new LP, "They Want My Soul," that is out on August 5, and because we have a little something going on with Spoon in our next issue of Juxtapoz, we have had the album on repeat in the office the last month. Our favorite track, "Do You," has new video directed by Hiro Murai. Watch it. Enjoy it.

Madlib Invasion: Jaylib "The Heist"

Music // Friday, July 25, 2014
We are nearly at the weekend, its the hottest day of the year in San Francisco, our office is a tad on the humid side, so let's just end to the week with another Madlib Invasion to mark the occasion of our special August 2014 cover story with none other than Madlib himself. Today we go with "The Heist" from the Dilla x Madlib project, Jaylib. This video is from the Stones Throw video contest, directed by Rory Gamble and Demetrios Katsantonis / Jimmy Joey & Frankie Productions.

Early Days by Paul McCartney

Music // Friday, July 25, 2014
Forming a band usually starts with a friend ready to jam, ready to mess around to find the right sounds that mesh, but the members don’t always mesh. Through the ups and downs, a musical camaraderie forms and a band blossoms. Paul McCartney expresses this in Early Days, describing his bond with John Lennon all the while hoping to inspire all young musicians in the spirit of music and expression.

Doug Johnson for Judas Priest

Music // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Back in the 1980s, Doug Johnson did some fantastic artwork for 3 Judas Priest album covers: 1982's "Screaming for Vengeance," 1984's "Defenders of the Faith," and 1986's "Turbo." For some reason, this morning, when we woke up, we just thought about how rad all this art was, and wanted to see if anybody else remembers these. Doug Johnson... dude had metal down.

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