Lou Reed, RIP

Music // Monday, October 28, 2013
Sadly, we feel like a major chapter in the world of art and music passed away yesterday with the death of legendary musician and member of Andy Warhol's inner circle, Lou Reed. Fronting the influential Velvet Underground (house band of Warhol's Factory) as well as a successful solo career, Reed was an icon of NYC, and of rock culture at large. 

"What The Future Sounded Like"

Music // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A brilliant use of 30 minutes of your day would be to watch this documentary on electronic music, "What the Future Sounded Like," a great find from our friends over at TWBE. "Post-war Britain rebuilt itself on a wave of scientific and industrial breakthroughs that culminated in the cultural revolution of the 1960’s. In this atmosphere was born the Electronic Music Studios (EMS), a radical group of avant-garde electronic musicians who utilized technology and experimentation to compose a futuristic electronic sound-scape for the New Britain."

Music Video: Atoms for Peace "Before Your Very Eyes"

Music // Friday, October 18, 2013
Following a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and prior to one at Treasure Island Music Festival here in San Francisco, Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace released a new video for the opening track of their album Amok, "Before Your Very Eyes." Watch Yorke crumble in a flowing stop motion river of, well, you sort of have to watch it for yourself...

John Lennon, "Oh! Yoko!" animated by Keiichi Tanaami

Music // Thursday, October 17, 2013
We were recently reminded (thanks TWBE) of this fantastic 1973 animation Keiichi Tanaami did for John Lennon's Oh! Yoko! and felt obliged to brighten your morning with it! Tanaami has been on the site a few time as of late, he is one of the great Japanese pop and psychedelic artists of the postwar era!

Music Video: The Shining Twins "PSYCHO"

Music // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Created by Amber B Dianda the official music video for "Psycho" by The Shining Twins features fantastic hand-sewn puppets of Alex Weiss and Marisa Kreiss perform their hit song on stage, while a few friends crash the party.

"Gunwolf," A Manga Comic Book with a Soundtrack

Music // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Get ready for thirty-six pages and 16-tracks of explosive radness as you follow Gunwolf, Hirohito Co.'s number one corporate enforcer who has a penchant for synth-rock, a reputation for mayhem, and the skill to carry it out. Gunwolf: Get Ready to Get Killed [Fax Manga #1] is the first of a series of comic books from Nick Ebeling and A.P. Menzies of Dirt Bike Press and illustration by Akiko Stehrenberger.

Trailer: Chris Cunningham for Warpaint "Love Is to Die" Documentary

Music // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Chris Cunningham is a visionary music video director, creating visuals that can potentially outlive the music its made for (although the music of Aphex Twin and others is quite good and longlasting in the mind). Warpaint is a band of 4 women from Los Angeles that make melodic art rock music. Cunningham followed Warpaint for two years and the result is Love Is To Die, a documentary of sorts that we have a teaser for today... 

Music Video: Toro Y Moi's "Rose Quartz" Stop-Motion Oil Painting

Music // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Painted, directed, and created by Lauren Gregory, Toro Y Moi's new video "Rose Quartz" is entirely stop-motion oil painting. It's a fun techinique that we've seen in several music videos over the last few months. Enjoy it after the jump!

Music Video: Old Man Saxon, "On Point"

Music // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
While the Juxtapoz crew was attending author of The Haunted Painting article, Gregg Gibb's 100th birthday party, we were surprised to be entertained by Old Man Saxon, who is talented, entertaining and is headed to a venue near you! 

Arcade Fire "Here Comes the Night Time" directed by Roman Coppola

Music // Monday, September 30, 2013
I'm not going to pretend that I was in the best headspace at 1AM on Saturday night when I decided to tune into Arcade Fire's 30 min NBC special that was aired after SNL. Part of me thought, "Hey, bands don't do network specials anymore, and Arcade Fire tend to be on the more interesting end of things, why not pour a little whiskey and watch?" What I turned to was a bizarre, experimental, oddball, celebrity-cameo'd, Roman Coppola-directed entree into the Montreal band's upcoming LP, Reflektor. We got to hand it to NBC... getting this on air takes... well, you know what we mean... 

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