Music // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
In case you were recently perusing photos of this last Halloween and feeling nostalgic about pseudo-creepiness and absurd get-ups, there are ways to bring yourself back to that time. If you are a fan of fine literature, an Edgar Allan Poe a short story is a perfect solution. If you prefer music videos, then this one provided by (Charles)Book&Record can potentially satiate your need.
Music // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
One of the best albums of 2013 has to be Tame Impala's Lonerism, a mix of psychedelic, experimental pop that has been playing in this writer's house for weeks now. The video for one of the album's best tracks, "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards," is exactly what it sounds like: a psychedelic collage of beautiful colors.
Music // Sunday, October 07, 2012
In our opinion, the new Grizzly Bear LP, Shields, is one of the best of 2012, and "Yet Again" one of the best tracks on said album. The track just got a wonderful video treatment from director Emily Kai Bock, following an ice skater's serene yet imperfect routine that descends into a bit of chaos and anger. Like the song. Well done.
Music // Thursday, September 13, 2012
Using 3D mapping is a technology that you see more and more in contemporary videos, but in our minds, you need a good actor to pull off the action. Leave it to the lead singer of the band Willlow, and their track "Sweater," who shot this entire video in a studio, on one mini-stage, with 3 beamers projecting on a floor and two walls. The results? Simply put: worth a watch.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
For the good part of the past decade, Los Angeles-based hip-hop, electronica, jazz, "no label is a good label" musician Flying Lotus has been firing on all cylinders. Now, just as his new LP, Until the Quiet Comes is about to be released, Flying Lotus is getting involved in short films, with this dreamlike, violent, cerebral short directed by Kahlil Joseph getting the album a visual context.
Music // Friday, August 24, 2012
We wanted to have an optical illusion thrown in our face this morning, and who better than one of the most innovative, and visually stimulating hip-hop artists we can think of, MF Doom. In his new collaboration with Jneiro Jarel, Doom is now JJ Doom, and the track is "Guv'nor," and the video will split you up. Watch...
Music // Friday, August 24, 2012
We speak for a lot of people in the arts that we were excited to get an advanced copy of Efterklang's newest LP, Piramida, and even more excited to see that a new video has been released for the opening track, Hollow Mountain. We have mentioned this on the site before, Efterklang is very smart with their visual arts applied to music formula.
Music // Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Still processing what we just saw, but we are glad that we just ate up 10 minutes in a full arthouse, noise rock experience by Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem, directed by Diego Barrera. The film is described as referencing "mythology, the elements, and symbolism." Like almost everything.
Music // Thursday, August 02, 2012
Nothing gets you feeling serene more than a girl barefoot skipping through Manhattan with sunshine golden hair while Sigur Ros' beautiful music is playing and Ryan McGinley providing the visuals. We think that pretty much covers it. From the looks of it, this is part of Sigur Ros Mystery Film Experiment, and it may be the most epic 8 minutes you spend today.
Music // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
As we have stated on this site time and time again, the state of music videos, since the advent of this thing called the Internet, is in a quite strong place. Enter this fantastic new video by Ian Cheng for the band Liars (whose new album, WIXIW, is really quite good) and their new single, "Brats." An Elmer Fudd character, a Donnie Darko killer bunny rabbit, and an intense thunder dance beat make this a good wake-up call for your afternoon.