A Tribute to Sexy Album Covers (NSFW)

Music // Tuesday, January 31, 2012
It is important to pay homage, to honor and respect those that have gone above and beyond... to the tragically sexy. Over the course of time, album covers have supplied a surface for the musically inclined to express a visual erotica that can go hand in hand with their tracks. So on this very Tuesday, we present you with the Sexiest Album Covers we know.

Wilco Brings Out First Popeye Illustration in 30 Years w/"Dawned On Me"

Music // Thursday, January 26, 2012
Chicago-based rock/pop/alt-country mainstays Wilco recently teamed up with director Darren Romanelli on a video for the track, "Dawned On Me" off of Wilco's grammy-nominated The Whole Love. Why this pertains to us? The video was made in collaboration with King Features and contains the first hand-drawn Popeye cartoon in more than 30 years. Watch after the jump . . .

Tim Biskup Animates Mastodon's "Dry Bone Valley" Video

Music // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tim Biskup, longtime alumnist of Juxtapoz Magazine (we last saw him DJing Mark Ryden's book release party at Art Basel), just animated a music video for Mastodon's new single, "Dry Bone Valley." If you happen to like loud music early in the morning, may we suggest turning the volume up on any device or computer you are about to watch this video on?

LEGOS as Album Cover Art by Aaron Savage

Music // Thursday, January 19, 2012
You know we love a good LEGO art project, and we are really enjoying Aaron Savage's collection of famous album covers reimagined in LEGOS. We never thought Bowie, Pink Floyd, Saturday Night Fever or the Smiths would looks so good in LEGOS. Can you guess most of the covers? Plenty after the jump . . .

Music Video: Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger for Trash Talk

Music // Tuesday, January 10, 2012
We saw Trash Talk play a few weeks back at sister publication, Thrasher's Skater of the Year party. It was loud. In a healthy, bleeding ears sort of way. Juxtapoz friend Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger just animated, art directed, and illustrated this music video for said Trash Talk band the track, "Slander." Enjoy after the jump . . .

The Music Scene

Music // Friday, January 06, 2012
Though it was released a year or two ago, the music video for the title track of Blockhead's album "The Music Scene", is one of the most incredibly illustrated animations that I have EVER seen. I recently came across it again, and if you have yet to witness this masterpiece by Anthony Schepperd, please do yourself a favor.

Music Video: Fleet Foxes "The Shrine/An Argument" Animation

Music // Monday, November 21, 2011
You have to love a band like Fleet Foxes, who release a critically acclaimed debut only to be just as solid on their sophomore effort. FF frontman Robin Pecknold's brother, Sean, just created this fantastic animation video for the epic track "The Shine/An Argument" off Fleet Foxes 2011 LP, Helplessness Blues. Great work. Stacey Rozich, whom we have profiled in the magazine before, did the character illustrations.

Video Exclusive: Portugal. The Man Claymation Music Video

Music // Thursday, October 27, 2011
Today, we have an exclusive premiere of the new Portugual. The Man claymation video for their new song, "All Your Light." Friends of the band put the video together,  based on the art of The Fantastic The (lead singer John Gourley’s art collaboration with Austin Sellers). Watch after the jump . . .

Treasure Island Music Festival This Weekend

Music // Monday, October 10, 2011
This weekend, musicians, artists, and thousands of attendees will descend once again to Treasure Island for the 5th annual Treasure Island Music Festival.  Along with musical performance acts, the festival features a range of interactive tents where one can learn how to screen-print, make dream catchers, create terrariums, and macramé, as well as site-specific art spaces designed in the inside of box trucks.

New Book Release: R. Crumb The Complete Record Cover Collection

Music // Monday, August 29, 2011
We just received an advance copy of a great new book, Norton & Co's R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection. The content of the book extends back to 1966, when Janis Jopllin asked Crumb to draw the cover of her legendary record, Cheap Thrills.

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