RATKING "Snow Beach" Directed by Ari Marcopoulos

Music // Thursday, January 15, 2015
There has a been a host of great new music and videos already this year, one of them being RATKING's "Snow Beach" off their debut studio album So It Goes. Directed by renowned documentarian, photographer, and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos, the video catches RATKING on the snowy sands of sands of way-south Brooklyn...

Childish Gambino "Sober" Directed by Hiro Murai

Music // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Hiro Murai has emerged as one of the best music video creators over the last couple of years. The go-to director for some of our favorite artists including Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Shabazz Palaces, and Spoon, Murai is behind Childish Gambino's latest video, "Sober" off his Kauai EP.

Bjork Retrospective @ MoMA + New Album "Vulnicura" Out In March

Music // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
About 7 months ago, we already were in a bit of a rush to announce the MoMA's newly planned retrospective on the visual art and musical career of Bjork. Now it all is starting to make sense. Not only does the MoMA open Bjork on March 8, 2015, the Icelandic artist will release her new full length LP, Vulnicura, sometime in March 2015 as well. What do we know of the album? Venezuelan producer Arca worked on it (he worked with Kanye West on Yeezus and FKA twigs, so that is a good sign). The Haxan Cloak also contributed to Vulnicura. 

PJ Harvey "Recording in Progress" @ Somerset House, London

Music // Friday, January 09, 2015
PJ Harvey has long been a bit of a chameleon in the music world. Her last album, Let England Shake, showed that not only could an artist hit an artistic peak 8 albums in, but also transform their sound and songwriting approach. It was one of our favorite albums of 2011. When news broke that Harvey was gonig to recording her next album live, in front of more or less a museum-going audience at the Somerset House in London from Janaury 16, 2015 on, we thought it was a genius statement about the time, energy and artistic craft that goes into making an album...  

Shabazz Palaces "Forerunner Foray" by Chad Van Gaalen

Music // Friday, January 09, 2015
We've been fans of Shabazz Palaces for a while now and they've always done a fantastic job seeking out the best talent to do their music videos. Their latest is no exception. Directed by musician, animator, and label mate Chad VanGaalen, "Forerunner Foray" (off their latest album Le Majesty) is a surreal, psychedelic animated time-travelling, pizza-surfing adventure through space.

Best of 2014: These Fruits and Veggies All Faker Than Potato Head

Music // Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Butter Ya'Self is a new track featuring a banana (Nana Splits) and bread roll (ButterKrust) letting us know how much tastier they are. "We on a roll. Bitch, I am a roll. Getting hot and heavy in the oven like a casserole. Making bread. Shit, I'm made of bread. And these fruits and veggies all faker than Potato Head." You need to watch it.

Favorite Music Videos of 2014: Spoon "Do You" by Hiro Murai

Music // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Spoon's 2014 LP "They Want My Soul" was on constant rotation in the Juxtapoz office almost all of the latter half of 2014, and will go down (along with Pinata, Black Messiah, Our Love, Here and Nowhere Else, I Never Learn) as one of our favorites of the year. We spoke with Spoon's Britt Daniel about the band's visual career in the print mag, and for the track "Do You" they teamed with the great Hiro Murai on this video. 

Favorite Music Videos of 2014: FKA TWIGS "Two Weeks" by Nabil

Music // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Nabil has been making some of the best cinematic music videos of the past few years, so we already knew the artistry that he brought to the table. But we would be lying if we didn't say that FKA twigs didn't grow on us this year, and this "Two Weeks" video is a spectacular and dark vision of a goddess or Egytpian Queen of the Future. Whatever it is, the sexually charged lyrics and stunning visuals made this an instant masterstroke. 

Favorite Music Videos of 2014: Caribou "Our Love"

Music // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
There was a lot to like about music videos in 2014, and though there is a ton of good stuff out there at the moment, the combination of Caribou's standout "Our Love" track and some creepy short film about aging and young was one of our favorites. Enjoy.  

Music Video: Panda Bear "Boys Latin"

Music // Monday, December 15, 2014
Panda Bear has definitely been focusing on some great music video work. We loved the "Mr Noah" video we posted a few weeks ago, but this new animated, psychedelic adventure for the track "Boys Latin" directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch from Encyclopedia Pictura is our favorite to date. 

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