Music // Friday, March 22, 2013
Even if you aren't a huge fan of the music of Vampire Weekend, there is something to admire about their artistic practice when it comes to their image. Consistent, unwavering, and clean are words that come to mind, and the look for their upcoming LP, Modern Vampires of The City, keeps with the solid block logo of the band a timeless, if not iconic even-though-you-haven't-seen-it-yet photo for the album cover. The video for the new single, "Step", uses beautiful, subdued footage of NYC with type that would make Wes Anderson happy.
Music // Friday, March 22, 2013
Only a few hours left to enter the Juxtapoz x Sigur Rós concert ticket giveaway to see their show at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Monday, March 25. Chances are, the Icelandic band will play some new tunes, including this one, "Brennisteinn," that was just given a music video and will be part of a new album, Kveikur, due out June 17, 2013. Watch, and if you want to enter, post a photo of your favorite place to listen to Sigur Rós on Twitter or Instagram, mention @juxtapozmag and include #SigurRosNYC for a chance to win.
Music // Thursday, March 21, 2013
Two things are working quite nicely here. One, this track from UK-band Foals, "My Number," from their LP Holy Fire, is really solid, and the directors of the video, US (the directing duo consisting of Christopher Barrett and Luke Taylor) have done a brilliant job with motion capturing the band in a unique and slightly "draw-by-numbers" video. Well, it's better than than. Just watch...
Music // Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Musically and aesthetically, British Sea Power have always treaded a fine line between pop and experimentation, whether playing a full concert in a cave or writing a catchy tune about a melting iceberg. What we are trying to say is that they are really good. On April 1, BSP will release Machineries of Joy via Rough Trade, and their first video for the record features bikes, the countryside, and a girl who may be lost.
Erotica // Friday, March 15, 2013
Straight from LA'a Angelus mountains, Haim have released their latest song "Falling" along with a video directed by Tabitha Denholm. Creating a story of innocent-looking sisters transforming into playful, 70's style girls. This vintage style video involves high-waisted skirts, button-up blouses and long, flowing hair. Capturing the essence of Haim's live shows...
Music // Thursday, March 14, 2013
We are always looking for great music videos, either in their simplistic mastery of their full-blown artistic expression. Oh, and it helps if the song is good. Sin Fang's "Look At the Light" video, directed by Máni M. Sigfússon who is actually the person behind Sin Fang, is a stunning piece of video art, taking some of the concepts we have loved recently in the double-exposure works of Pat Perry or Oriol Angrill Jordà, but adding some experimental digital elements.
Music // Friday, March 01, 2013
Last time we engaged with Thom Yorke and music videos, it happened to be him dancing to an abstract choreographed routine prepared by Wayne McGregor for the Radiohead video "Lotus Flower." Mr Yorke is now working on his new project, Atoms For Peace and the newly released LP Amok, and again is working in movement with McGregor and director Garth Jennings. This time, we have khaki suits and dancer Fukiko Takase and the mellow, sublime track "Ingenue."
Music // Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Keith Schofield has compiled and edited stock footage to bring you this painfully ironic and delightful music video to accompany Darwin Deez's You Can't Be My Girl... and since its Tuesday, you should be enjoying yourself.
Music // Monday, February 25, 2013
Wild Nothing (aka Jack Tatum) just released a new music video for the song Only Heather. The video follows a man walking around impaled by a sword, symbolizing (we assume) the pain of a heart broken by a girl probably named Heather.
Music // Sunday, February 24, 2013
We are pretty sure that whatever video Bat For Lashes decides to make, its going to be good at this point. She has a proper track record for it. But her newest video for the track Lilies has been directed by Peter Sluszka and described as ... puppets, a flock of 2D spirits, miniature landscapes, morphing polygons, and most importantly, Natasha herself were animated to create a universe in constant flux.