The Art of Mickey Avalon

Music // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
There's a few trends that keep on keepin' on, but the one that continues to defy any foreseeable prediction is that of: white rappers. Chalk it up to Mickey Avalon for glamorizing the latter. He's cleverly marred what's kitschy and indecent in life mixed in among smooth hooks and memorable rhythms. From a guy that signs his name with hearts.

The Horrors "Changing The Rain" Video by Peter Fowler

Music // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Prepare for some pure psychedelic pop with British band The Horrors and their animated video single, "Changing The Rain." This totally trippy kaleidoscopic animation was directed by Pete Fowler, best known for his hallucinatory motifs and merry band of monstrous creatures.

The Shins: “The Rifle’s Spiral” Music Video by Jamie Caliri

Music // Thursday, April 19, 2012
What a good time for music videos. The real kind, not the Vh-1 kind. Former Juxtapoz featured artist Jamie Caliri is at the helm of the Edward Gorey/Hugo-esque music video for The Shins "The Rifle's Spiral," and we have been getting emails all morning about it. Well, here it is.

Michael Miller "West Coast Hip-Hop: A History in Pictures" @ FIFTY24SF Gallery, SF

Music // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
This photo is way better than a hologram, don't you think? One of the premier hip-hop photographers on the West Coast during the boom of the early 1990s was Michael Miller, who captured iconic shots of the likes of Tupac, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube, and after a strong showing at LA's Known Gallery, Miller is bringing his legendary works to San Francisco's FIFTY24SF Gallery on April 27—28, 2012.

Major Lazer "Get Free" Music Video

Music // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Switch and Diplo's Major Lazer project is as much about visuals as it is about the music, and their newest music video, "Get Free," featuring vocals from the Dirty Projectors Amber Coffman is another gem. Cartoon video, a pretty catchy tune, good work from Major Lazer once again.

Transmission LA: AV CLUB @ Moca, Los Angeles

Music // Monday, April 16, 2012
Opening this week at the downtown Los Amgeles MOCA Geffen Contemporary is the Mike D curated Transmission LA: AV CLUB, a 17-day multi-disciplinary festival, featuring works and contributions from Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Lauren Mackler from Public Fiction, Sage Vaughn, Isaac from Still House Group, Peter Coffin, Roy Choi and Will Fowler.

Sigur Rós “Ekki Múkk” Video by Inga Birgisdóttir

Music // Saturday, April 07, 2012
One of the most artistic bands in the world, Iceland's Sigur Ros is back from a short hiatus with a new album set to emerge and this beautiful, eerie, and serene video for the track "Ekki Mukk." Directed by Inga Birgisdóttir, the song kicks off the tracks from the album Valtari, due May 28.

David Lynch: "Crazy Clown Time"

Music // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
It is never going to be straight-forward or even partially sane when it comes from the visionary mind of filmmaker turned musician David Lynch. His new track, "Crazy Clown Time," features a self-directed music video from the legendary artist, and in a one word, we have to say... interesting.

ARYZ for Aesop Rock "Skelethon" Album Cover

Music // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Our good friend, hip-hop artist and contributor to Juxtapoz, Aesop Rock, is set to release a new album, Skelethon, on July 10, 2012. For the occasion, he enlisted Spanish artist, ARYZ, to do the album's cover. See it big after the jump . . .

Juxtapoz Presents: "The Science of Imaginary Solutions"—The Making of a Music Video

Music // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Mark Whalen (featured in the January 2012 issue) had his signature characters featured in a brilliant animated music video for Autolux's track, "The Science of Imaginary Solutions." We are here to present a behind the scenes look at the making of Autolux's music video based on artwork of Mark Whalen, with direction by designer and animator, Thomas McMahan.

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