Music // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Rakim is a legend, no need to argue or debate that issue. This wonderful video, "Words by Rakim," is not only insightful into the world of an accomplished hip-hop artist, but an artistic approach to the medium of documentary shorts. Matt Bieler, great job.
Music // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Today we’re enjoying French musician Gesaffelstein’s Pursuit music video. Gesaffelstein has worked alongside, Tiga, Miss Kittin, Lana Del Rey, Daft Punk, and produced two tracks on Yeezus. No amateur to the music scene, Gesaffelstein’s Pursuit video is a great sample of an audible world and visual world coming together.
Music // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Michel Gondry is a bit of an imaginative wizard when it comes to art directed music videos, pretty much putting together some of the most famous music videos of the last two decades (White Stripes, Radiohead, Foo Fighters' "Everlong", Bjork, etc). He has made feature films like "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Science of Sleep" that follow on this DIY, handmade visual effect style, and his new music video for Metronomy's "Love Letters" fits the bill, albeit with a little more set painting...
Music // Friday, February 07, 2014
St. Vincent is a very likeable musician whose real name is Annie Clark and has been making good tunes over the past 8 years or so. Her newest LP, a self-titled release, will be out on February 25 in the US via Loma Vista, and Chino Moya directed the video for the first single, "Digital Witness." It sort of goes on Brave New World vibe, or as the press release states, St. Vincent commands "a surreal and futuristic world in which action is synchronized, replicated and repeated."
Music // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Damon Albarn, lead singer of Blur, Gorillaz, and a few other projects of note, is set to release his own first solo album, Everyday Robots, on April 29, 2014, and is kicking off the release with a video for the title track. The video is directed by artist and designer Aitor Throup and "uses CGI software and actual cranial scans to create a unique digital portrait of Damon." Go watch...
Music // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
One of the Juxtapoz offices favorite album of 2013 was King Krule's brilliant 6 Feet Beneath the Moon from XL Recordings. Not only does the 19-year old singer/songwriter have one of the most unexpected voices in contemporary music, but his songs are like mini cinematic escapes, a unique brand of storytelling. Director Jamie-James Medina takes this quality to heart and transforms Krule's jazzy "A Lizard State" into a Hitchcock showcase.
Music // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Directed by French filmmaker Edouard Sailer, "I'm Aquarius" is the most recent video from Metronomy ahead of the release of their new album Love Letters. The sci-fi video features an astronaut leaving on an adventure through the universe and landing on a strange planet.
Music // Monday, December 16, 2013
Even though their stellar album, "Devotion," was released in 2012, Beach House and director Eric Wareheim created one of the great music videos of 2013 for the track "Wishes." Yes, that Eric. As in Tim & Eric. So you know the video was going to be slightly twisted, funny, and good. And it features Leland Palmer from Twin Peaks riding a horse with fireworks. Well then...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 20, 2013
So, we're not quite sure what to think about this new interactive music video from Bob Dylan. There was definitely a "What?" moment, and we think we've decided we like it. It's unexpected and different, and well, it's Bob Dylan! And Danny Brown is in it! Celebrities and reality stars are also featured throughout the various channels you can switch between including cameos by Drew Carey & The Price is Right, Danny Borwn, Pawn Stars, Property Brothers, ESPN and more...
Music // Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Boards of Canada's newest LP, Tomorrow's Harvest, is one of our favorite albums of the year. If you are making a holiday wishlist, put this one on it. Neil Krug, who we have featured in the magazine in the past, shot the single artwork and video for the track, "Reach for the Dead," and if you feel like having a desert trip today, this is your chance.