Music Video: Björk "Black Lake" by andrew thomas huang

Music // Thursday, June 11, 2015
If you didn't get a chance to visit Björk's retrospective/introspective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art these past few months, the centerpiece of the show was the MoMA-commissioned music video for Björk's "Black Lake" track directed by the great Andrew Thomas Huang. Both the epic opus of her new LP, Vulnicura that seems to speak of her split with Matthew Barney, this is also the absolute highlight of the exhibition. The show was difficult for some, even us who had Björk on the cover of our April 2015 issue, but this video experience at MoMA was undeniable. Now you can watch...

Music Video: Blur "Ong Ong"

Music // Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Blur's return has been one of the best in receont memory. This isn't a band that is back because of money or some sort of pressure; they made a really great album in The Magic Whip, and they are having fun with it. "Ong Ong" is one of the standout tracks on the album (and the standout live track when we saw them in Brooklyn a few weeks ago), and now we have the band dressed up, animated, and Damon Albarn as an icre cream cone in the video. Directed by Tony Hung.. enjoy. 

Watch: Virgin Shirley Temple by Salvador Herrera

Music // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
  In this video for Conny Franko's "Virgin Shirley Temple," Mexican animator and artist Salvador Herrera attempts to materialize a glimpse of the experience of taking salvia. Within Shirley's mind, as a constant and persistent idea, appear beings who represent concepts of her education, indicating the child to become an object of desire as war goes on around them like a children game, throwing atomic bombs to demonstrate power.

Music Video: Spoon "Inside Out" by LeBlanc + Cudmore

Music // Friday, May 29, 2015
Spoon, who we have featured in the magazine in the past as well as enjoyed their newest album, They Want My Soul, countless times in our office over the past 10 month or so. Hey, we are heading to see their show in Oakland, California tonight (May 29). The band has finally released an "official video" for the brilliant track "Inside Out," directed by LeBlanc + Cudmore. Imagine a slow-burner of casual fights, girl groups, and a diner. It's all here. 

Chris Johanson’s fifth annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland, June 26—27, 2015

Music // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
On June 26th and 27th, 2015, Chris Johanson’s fifth annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland will once again transform contemporary art space Disjecta into a tranquil cave of sonic serenity. Tuning in and zonking out are equally encouraged as this year’s line-up takes you through soft sets tailored to the festival’s ethos while you float on a sea of plush surfaces.

Premiere: Julian Moon "Loser" by Alexis Macnab

Music // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Julian Moon debuted her album Good Girl late last month and we're excited to premiere her latest video for the single "Loser," a stop motion animation by LA-based visual artist Alexis Macnab. “This video encapsulates the true meaning of my song Loser," Moon tells us. "It’s about two normal people (or moles) that just enjoy living a simple life. That’s all they need because they’re doing it together...

Thomas McMahan melts with Flying Lotus' "A Damaging Daydream"

Music // Monday, May 18, 2015
This is a "Short film about love, dreams, and loss." At first, we thought this was a proper music video for the Flying Lotus track "A Damaging Daydream," but it turns out this is a short by Thomas McMahan that was "made utilizing rare earth metals, A nasa developed oil, and a few things found in various thrift stores. All effects for this were achieved without a computer. All done with practical special effects."

BLUR: LIVE AT MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG

Music // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Last Friday night, our Juxtapoz editor was one of the few lucky people to get into the very special (and free) Blur concert at the Music Hall of Williamsburg as part of Converse Rubber Tracks. The show, which was brilliant, fun, and loose, featured the band playing almost the entirety of their new LP, The Magic Whip, with a few classics in the encore. Today, we have an exclusive of the new tracks, "Lonesome Street," "New World Towers," "Ghost Ship," and the encore of "Song 2" for you to watch today. Enjoy! (And today, Thursday, May 7, we have added a special interview, the new track "Go Out," and a classic from Parklife, "Trouble in the Messenger Centre.")

Celebrating Psychedelic and Pop Art in Album Covers

Music // Tuesday, May 05, 2015
This morning we take a look at some of our favorite covers from "Groove Is In the Art," an archive celebrating "an era when psychadelic graphics and pop art met the mainstream on instrumental and classical album covers in an explosion of line art and color." 

Music Video: ALB "The Road" Directed by Julien Lassort

Music // Monday, May 04, 2015
Director Julien Lassort uses a simple animated metaphoric black and white journey through endless spaces in this video for ALB's track "The Road." "I wanted to make an hypnotic video that would totally match the rhythm and lyrics," the director said. "The film is like an endless immersion inside an evolving world and this is what the track sounds like to me."

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