Music // Friday, March 20, 2015
Brixton and Juxtapoz are excited to announce “Brixton Broadcast,” a special music showcase on March 19th & 20th at the BUCKSHOT in Austin, TX. We'll have huge line-ups including Iceage, Kill the Kool, EX-CULT, Nikki Lane, The Coathangers and many more! We're also having contemporary oil artist Brett Amory hand painting an installation at the event. Stay tuned for updates, set times, giveaways and more!
Music // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Earl Sweatshirt (unhappily) dropped his latest song "Grief" along with a track list for an upcoming album. The music video, which also unexpectedly appeared today, follows Kendrick Lamar's surprise release of "How to Pimp a Butterfly" yesterday. Intentional or unintentional, we don't mind, we've been craving some new music and are in hip hop heaven.
Music // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Juxtapoz month of Björk appreciation continues (her classic Post album is the cover of our April 2515 issue). The Icelandic artist just released the second video from her new album, Vulnicura, for the track "Family." The new visuals follows quickly on the heels of her video for “Lionsong" and the opening of her retrospective (of sorts) at MoMA.
Music // Thursday, March 12, 2015
As you may have noticed, we have made a Björk month here at Juxtapoz, with her cover story, retrospective at MoMA, and full microsite we made with Squarespace about the latter events. The Icelandic icon just released a new video for "Lionsong" off the new Vulnicura album, directed by Inez & Vinoodh.
Music // Wednesday, March 11, 2015
We were gearing for a new Grimes LP, and she seems to have scrapped the album. But luckily for the Internet, and ways by which artists can release their albums and songs, Grimes went ahead and released the track "REALiTi" and the video she shot with her brother, Mac. She shot the video when on the Asia-leg of her tour, in Singapore, KL, Manila, Jakarta, HK, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo. And the song is good, too.
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."