Music // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
No Kim Deal is a big DEAL, but the Pixies will live to see another day, mainly through a huge fanbase and the talents of Black Francis. So here comes a new Pixies track, "Bagboy" and a brilliant odd video of teen angst and summer suburban fun. It feels a little stadium rock, but the Pixies version. And Kim's vocals basically make this a fun romp. Oh, and the video is really well done, directed by Lamar+Nik.
Music // Monday, July 01, 2013
Throw some skate on it. We love a good Cass McCombs tune, and we love a good assemblage of skate footage put together by Patrick O'Dell any day of the week. And so here we are, on a Monday, and we are getting both together in one music video for McCombs' newest track, "Morning Star," which will be featured on his upcoming LP. Let us enjoy now...
Music // Sunday, June 30, 2013
By the way, we are again curating the art portion of the annual Outside Lands Music and Art Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this summer. We bring this up now because Nine Inch Nails, the comeback version, will be headlining one of the nights. So without further ado, we want to show you the new music video by NIN, "Came Back Haunted," directed by the legendary and consistently interesting and progressive David Lynch. This video could cause a seizure, dance party, industrial hangout session, or just plain listening pleasure. Trent Reznor never looked so blurry.
Music // Thursday, June 20, 2013
Two of our favorite things, all in one visual. Steve "ESPO" Powers directing MF DOOM's new project, JJ DOOM. The 2x Juxtapoz cover artist teamed up with the now London-residing DOOM and his newest collaboration with Jneiro Jarel to give a video of the track "Bookhead." The video depicts our Saturday nights: corner liquor store, then reading a bit of Chaucer at the local library. Listening to DOOM. They read our mind...
Music // Friday, June 14, 2013
In this excellent debut episode of their "The Art of Punk" series, MOCAtv dissects the art of the legendary Black Flag, from their iconic four bars symbols, to their coveted and now collectable gig flyers, singles, and band t-shirts. The distinctive Indian ink drawn image and text featured on most of these was all by none other than Raymon Pettibon. We've been on a art in music kick lately due to our special Beastie Boys issue and this is a wonderful video on the group's commitment to art, featuring interviews with Raymond Pettibon as well as Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Henry Rollins.
Music // Friday, June 07, 2013
It's no secret that the Juxtapoz office is a big fan of Madlib. In fact, we may or may not be attending his Welcome to Zamrock show tonight in San Francisco... As it's rare to see an interview with the man and he has gotten us excited about the prospect of new Quasimoto, Madvillain, and J Dilla has an unreleased Jazz album? We thought we would post this video by Tom Stokes of Madlib, aka Quasimoto, aka Beat Konducta, aka DJ Lord Such, aka.... at the Medicine Show in London!
Music // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Music videos have become a prominent part of what we do here on the Juxtapoz site because a ton of artists we know and enjoy have been getting work in animating, stop-motiong, or directing some of the best videos out there. We haven't seen a good watercolor video this year, or ever, but this video for Breakbot's "Bay I'm Yours" single is comprised of over 2000 individual watercolor paintings, composed by Irina Dakeva at Wizz Productions. For you counting at home, 2,000 is more than a lot.
Music // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Vampire Weekend just released their new LP, Modern Vampires of the City, and over the weekend, we were quite surprised at how subtle and well-arranged the whole affair was. Aesthetically, the band has held their image very close to their sleeve through 3 albums, with smart design and humour. The video for "Diane Young" keeps in the same theme; guest appearences from friends in the Dirty Projectors, Walkmen, Santigold, Sky Ferreira, and masks and bare-chested men. Enjoy.
Music // Friday, May 31, 2013
Well this is a way to get the Friday going. Dvein has art directed and created this great short music video for the band The Vein and their track "Magma" that reminds us that taking drugs, looking at a portrait of Da Vinci, trying to mix paint, and then walking on a frozen tundra does wonders for the imagination.
Music // Thursday, May 30, 2013
Artist Chris Johanson is pleased to present the third annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland celebrating soothecore, a new dimension of emotional, vibrant, and low volume music honoring of the quiet act of listening. The two-day event opens on Friday, May 31 through Saturday, June 1, 2013 at local arts and cultural organization Disjecta and is made possible with support from Generic Surplus.