RIP: Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys

Music // Friday, May 04, 2012
We felt we would be doing a disservice today if we didn't mention the immeasurable loss of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died today at the age of 47 after a long battle with cancer. Of course, the Beastie Boys played a pivotal role in fronting a cultural fusion of hip-hop, skate, art, film, punk, and activism, and Yauch was at the forefront of socially conscious celebrity.

Japanther "Come Back Home" Stop Motion Video and Auction

Music // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Film makers Kirk Dianda recently collaborated with Amber B in making Japanther's latest stop-moton music video for "Come Back Home," and the animation cels from it are for sale on eBay—which ends Tuesday, May 2. All the art cel proceeds go to Mentalpod.com, a free podcast out of LA that deals with mental health, so click here to purchase original Japanther artwork used in production.

Last Days of 1984 "River's Edge" Music Video directed by Sophie Gateau

Music // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Sophie Gateau just directed this new music video for Last Days and their track, "River's Edge," which features two young men as they get turned into streamers. And various other visual effects are applied, by which you will say, "This is quite lovely." And then they dance with their keyboard x drum machines.

Simian Mobile Disco "Cerulean" Music Video

Music // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Directed and animated by Jack Featherstone and Will Samuel of London's ISO studio, this abstract animation follows the journey of the little white dot that could as it ventures through a two-dimensional computer universe. The incredibly cool and inventive little video is set to Simian Mobile Disco's single "Cerulean," from their forthcoming album "Unpatterns."

The Horrors "Changing The Rain" Video by Peter Fowler

Music // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Prepare for some pure psychedelic pop with British band The Horrors and their animated video single, "Changing The Rain." This totally trippy kaleidoscopic animation was directed by Pete Fowler, best known for his hallucinatory motifs and merry band of monstrous creatures.

The Shins: “The Rifle’s Spiral” Music Video by Jamie Caliri

Music // Thursday, April 19, 2012
What a good time for music videos. The real kind, not the Vh-1 kind. Former Juxtapoz featured artist Jamie Caliri is at the helm of the Edward Gorey/Hugo-esque music video for The Shins "The Rifle's Spiral," and we have been getting emails all morning about it. Well, here it is.

Sigur Rós “Ekki Múkk” Video by Inga Birgisdóttir

Music // Saturday, April 07, 2012
One of the most artistic bands in the world, Iceland's Sigur Ros is back from a short hiatus with a new album set to emerge and this beautiful, eerie, and serene video for the track "Ekki Mukk." Directed by Inga Birgisdóttir, the song kicks off the tracks from the album Valtari, due May 28.

David Lynch: "Crazy Clown Time"

Music // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
It is never going to be straight-forward or even partially sane when it comes from the visionary mind of filmmaker turned musician David Lynch. His new track, "Crazy Clown Time," features a self-directed music video from the legendary artist, and in a one word, we have to say... interesting.

Juxtapoz Presents: "The Science of Imaginary Solutions"—The Making of a Music Video

Music // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Mark Whalen (featured in the January 2012 issue) had his signature characters featured in a brilliant animated music video for Autolux's track, "The Science of Imaginary Solutions." We are here to present a behind the scenes look at the making of Autolux's music video based on artwork of Mark Whalen, with direction by designer and animator, Thomas McMahan.

Gorillaz in CGI for "DoYaThing" Video

Music // Thursday, March 01, 2012
Coinciding with the Gorillaz x Converse Collection, the successful music/animation project  Gorillaz is back with a new video featuring the animated characters with CGI effects. The track also features former LCD Soundsystem-er James Murphy and Andre 3000 from Outkast.

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