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.

Michel Gondry Directs Bjork's Newest Music Video, "Crystalline"

Music // Tuesday, July 26, 2011
We had a little fun with Michel Gondry earlier this year with our interview with the director and Petit Gondry photoshoot. Today, we just saw that Mr. Gondry directed this fantastic new video for Björk and the track "Crystalline," that will appear on the Icelandic artist's newest album, Biophilia, that will be released on September 26.

Parra and Mr. Boonstra: "Put Your Guns Away" Video

Music // Monday, July 25, 2011
Parra and Mr. Boonstra worked together to animate this music video for Rimer London featuring South African singer Cata Pirata. It's great to see their characters come to life alongside Rimer London's synth-soaked, lively music. If you'd like, you can also be in the video, too.

A Music Video by Wade Shotter

Music // Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wade Shotter composed this beautiful music video for Fujiya & Miyagi's song "Ankle Injuries" back in 2007 by dexterously arranging loads of colorful dice. It's in the same vein as Michel Gondry's video "Fell In Love With a Girl" for the White Stripes, but it has its own unique aesthetic.

Damien Hirst for Red Hot Chili Peppers Album Cover

Music // Thursday, July 07, 2011
The game one plays with each new Red Hot Chili Peppers album is how many times "California" is mentioned in the first single, or the character "Dani." For their newest LP, I'm With You, the Peppers brought in British artist, Damien Hirst, to create the album cover.

Gregory Euclide for Bon Iver Album Cover

Music // Wednesday, July 06, 2011
The newest LP from Justin Vernon's Bon Iver project, self-titled Bon Iver, has been receiving rave reviews across the music world. We enjoy it for some moody tunes in the late afternoon. Gregory Euclide, an artist who has shown with David B Smith Gallery in Denver in the past, is the artist behind the album cover of Bon Iver.

Alex Southam's Music Video for I Break Horses

Music // Monday, May 16, 2011
We were looking for a good start to the work week this morning, and found this really pleasant and stunning music video shot by Alex Southam, for the band I Break Horses and their track, "Hearts." It is a nice mix of nature, Super 8, timelapse, mixed with band footage.

Stanley Donwood x Radiohead “The King of Limbs” Newspaper Album Packaging

Music // Friday, April 29, 2011
There was a big buzz a few months back when Oxford, England supergroup Radiohead announced their 8th LP, The King of Limbs. The music portion was exciting, but for we art and design nerds, it was the Stanley Donwood and Radiohead special "Newspaper Album" packaging that was slated for release June 1, 2011.

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