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. 

Juxtapoz Exclusive: U2 - The Troubles by Todd James for Films of Innocence

Music // Monday, December 08, 2014
Todd "REAS" James is a 2x Juxtapoz cover artist, with the NYC artist most recently on the cover in December 2013. From his Pirate series, to MASH-style pin-ups, and his career in graffiti and tv shows like Crank Yankers, James is one of the true representatives of what this magazine stands for. So it's pretty cool to us that we get to be the exclusive premiere of James's music video work for U2's new track, "The Troubles." Big band, big artist. 

Music Video: Viet Cong “Continental Shelf"

Music // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
One of our favorite bands of the moment is Viet Cong, a sort of follow-up band to the great and former Calgary-group Women. Viet Cong's EP, "Cassette," has been on our playlist all year, and now the band just released the single "Continental Shift" that will be on their upcoming self-titled LP due out on January 20th, 2015 on Jagjaguwar. This is the video for said track, directed by Yoonha Park, who notes, "I wanted the video to feel like a reel of film that was purchased accidentally at a garage sale or found buried under someone's front porch. It's meant to be an incomplete picture - like screen tests from a lost movie."

FKA Twigs "Video Girl" by Khalil Joseph

Music // Thursday, November 13, 2014
We're always excited to see a new Khalil Joseph video. The director of Flying Lotus' "Until the Quiet Comes," Shabaaz Palaces' "Black Up," and Seu Jorge's "The Model" shot FKA Twigs latest music video for her song "Video Girl." 

Flying Lotus' Releases Terrifying Animated Video

Music // Friday, October 31, 2014
Just in time for Halloween, Flying Lotus has released a video for "Ready Err Not" from the album "Your Dead." In the video by one of his favorite animators of all time, David Firth, Flying Lotus has his head chopped off in a creepy house in addition to quite a few other gruesome, spooky, graphic, and NSFW things...

Music Video: Panda Bear "Mr Noah"

Music // Friday, October 24, 2014
On January 12, 2015, one of our favorite musicians Panda Bear of Animal Collective will release Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. In the meantime, Panda Bear has the "Mr Noah EP" and a video for the track directed by AB/CD/CD. And there is a chance you may get seasick.

Video Director Hiro Murai talks Craft

Music // Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hiro Murai is the director behind some of our favorite music videos of the last few years, including Earl Sweatshirt's "Chum," Frank Ocean's "Forrest Gump," St Vincent's "Cheerleader," amongst others. As part of the Pitchfork Director ID series, Hiro talks shop and craft about making videos in the YouTube era, as being influenced by Ron Mueck. 
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