Music // Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wow. We don't know why we became so transfixed with this video, how we couldn't dare take our eyes off of it, but Emily Kai Bock's Nightlife video for musician Sebastien Schuller is one of the better ones we have seen all year. You don't need a big budget, some grand arching storyline, just an expert idea of light and mood. Somehow, we are either excited about our trip to Miami in two weeks, or terrified. Stunning simplicity at work.
Music // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
In case you were recently perusing photos of this last Halloween and feeling nostalgic about pseudo-creepiness and absurd get-ups, there are ways to bring yourself back to that time. If you are a fan of fine literature, an Edgar Allan Poe a short story is a perfect solution. If you prefer music videos, then this one provided by (Charles)Book&Record can potentially satiate your need.
Music // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
One of the best albums of 2013 has to be Tame Impala's Lonerism, a mix of psychedelic, experimental pop that has been playing in this writer's house for weeks now. The video for one of the album's best tracks, "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards," is exactly what it sounds like: a psychedelic collage of beautiful colors.
Music // Monday, November 12, 2012
World-Renowned Talent including Diplo, Travis Barker, A-Trak, Zedd and Theophilus London set to perform in San Francisco during New Years Eve Weekend at the Wintersalt Music & Arts Festival and Streets of San Francisco New Years Eve Event at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion from 12/28 to 12/31.
Music // Saturday, November 03, 2012
We have written on the site before about how big of fans we are of the drawings of Moonassi, aka Daehyun Kim, and we ran across the new album cover the artist created for the band Reedbeds and their album Basement Grotto. Done in conjunction with the label, SicSic, we love the simple elegance of a ink of paper drawing. You have to check the details after the jump . . .
Music // Thursday, November 01, 2012
The metal-faced rapper, MF. Doom, widely known for his innovative wordplay and mellow rap flow, made a decision that after a 10 year-retirement from the cans, he would rock some colorful Doom throwups on bricked London wall. Watch as the MC talks about his experience with graffiti and understanding the brain.
Music // Monday, October 15, 2012
After our partnership with Outside Lands over the summer Juxtapoz was lucky enough to be invited to partner with Treasure Island Music Festival. After a light breakfast we headed to Civic Center to take the free shuttle, yes free, out to the island, a quick 10 - 15 minute ride across the Bay Bridge to enter the festival and see the likes of Public Enemy, The xx, Grimes, Ty Segall, Matthew Dear, Youth Lagoon, M83, and others.
Music // Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Stanley Donwood, the Bath, England-based fine artist who is also the visual artist behind Radiohead, just released Terrordome, a new print in conjunction with Radiohead's tour dates in London this past week. If you made the shows, well, you are lucky. If you didn't, you can buy the print in Donwood's webstore...
Music // Sunday, October 07, 2012
In our opinion, the new Grizzly Bear LP, Shields, is one of the best of 2012, and "Yet Again" one of the best tracks on said album. The track just got a wonderful video treatment from director Emily Kai Bock, following an ice skater's serene yet imperfect routine that descends into a bit of chaos and anger. Like the song. Well done.