Music // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
This is going to be a fun month here at Juxtapoz as we celebrate Björk and her retrospective at MoMA, but also her cover for the April 2015 issue of our print edition. We also get the chance to kick back and see some of the work our friends have done with Björk over the years; first up being our friends at Ghost Robot and the production they did on the amazing video for "Wanderlust" off of 2007's Volta LP. Directed by Encyclopedia Pictura, this is one of Björk's most masterful videos.
Music // Friday, February 27, 2015
The new album Why Make Sense? by the band Hot Chip will come in one of 501 different colors. Combined with subtle variations of the design, this means every copy of the album, on both CD and LP, will feature completely unique artwork.
Music // Monday, February 23, 2015
We've previously admired Australian artist Dan McPharlin's incredible science fiction album covers (Prefuse 73, Pretty Lights). This series of sculptures by the artist are his attempt to pay tribute to early synthesizers and analog recording equipment. Rather than replicating existing machines, the focus was on creating a revisionist history where analogue technology continued to flourish uninterrupted. Each piece was hand-made from framing matt-boards, paper, plastic sheeting, string and rubber bands.
Music // Friday, February 20, 2015
Hey everyone one! Blur is back. That may be big news for some, in our office we are pretty sure one member of the staff was quite happy. Blur's members were busy for the past 12 years, Damon Albarn doing all sorts of projects, one being the highly successful Gorillaz. The last time we saw Blur, they had a Banksy-designed LP called Think Tank. On April 12, 2015, they will release The Magic Whip, and have a lyric-video for the song "Go Out."
Music // Friday, February 06, 2015
We wanted to start the day off on the darkness mood possible, and elegant dark if you will. So, if you don't mind, watch this nearly erotic, definitely raw, video by Pedro Maia for Vessel's track, "Drowned in Water and Light."
Music // Thursday, February 05, 2015
Some people are scared of clowns. Some people don't like to see sad clowns. And we are sure some people will be on the flipside and like to see Courtney Barnett dressed up like a clown for the track "Pedestrian At Best" that will be on her forthcoming LP, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit is out March 24 via Mom + Pop. For any song that begins with the lyrics, "I love you I hate you," we approve.
Music // Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Juxtapoz has had a long history with hip-hop artist Aesop Rock over the years. He has been contributing interviews for the print mag, including a cover story with Jeremy Fish back in 2006. The man's musical journey has evolved over the past years, and we are proud today to premiere teh music video of his group Hail Mary Mallon and the track "4AM."
Music // Monday, February 02, 2015
Jeff Bridges is many things. He is an actor, he is the The Dude, he is a photographer, he is an actor, author, composer, a country musician, and maybe even a philosopher. And more recently, he is someone who wants to help you fall asleep. Believing that even the wildest ideas should come to life in a beautiful way, Squarespace collaborated with Bridges to bring to life his Sleeping Tapes, a collection of intriguing sounds, noises and other things to help all the restless people in the world get a good night's rest.
Music // Friday, January 30, 2015
Animator/director Ruffmercy, who was behind Run the Jewels' latest video, has been busy this year. And last year. And probably the year before that. Earlier this month Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs & A$AP Ferg released their video for "Old English" which Ruffmercy directed. Previously he has also done videos for Disclosure, Danny Brown, Dudley Perkins, Blu + Flying Lotus, and House Shoes among many others...