Music // Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Blur's return has been one of the best in receont memory. This isn't a band that is back because of money or some sort of pressure; they made a really great album in The Magic Whip, and they are having fun with it. "Ong Ong" is one of the standout tracks on the album (and the standout live track when we saw them in Brooklyn a few weeks ago), and now we have the band dressed up, animated, and Damon Albarn as an icre cream cone in the video. Directed by Tony Hung.. enjoy.
Music // Friday, May 29, 2015
Spoon, who we have featured in the magazine in the past as well as enjoyed their newest album, They Want My Soul, countless times in our office over the past 10 month or so. Hey, we are heading to see their show in Oakland, California tonight (May 29). The band has finally released an "official video" for the brilliant track "Inside Out," directed by LeBlanc + Cudmore. Imagine a slow-burner of casual fights, girl groups, and a diner. It's all here.
Music // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Julian Moon debuted her album Good Girl late last month and we're excited to premiere her latest video for the single "Loser," a stop motion animation by LA-based visual artist Alexis Macnab. “This video encapsulates the true meaning of my song Loser," Moon tells us. "It’s about two normal people (or moles) that just enjoy living a simple life. That’s all they need because they’re doing it together...
Music // Monday, May 18, 2015
This is a "Short film about love, dreams, and loss." At first, we thought this was a proper music video for the Flying Lotus track "A Damaging Daydream," but it turns out this is a short by Thomas McMahan that was "made utilizing rare earth metals, A nasa developed oil, and a few things found in various thrift stores. All effects for this were achieved without a computer. All done with practical special effects."
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 15, 2015
Run the Jewels just dropped their latest video, for the track "Early," one of our favorites off the RTJ2 album. The video, created by the animation and design studio Bug & Sluzzy, visualizes the Killer Mike and El-P song in simple yet perfect red, black and white.
Music // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Last Friday night, our Juxtapoz editor was one of the few lucky people to get into the very special (and free) Blur concert at the Music Hall of Williamsburg as part of Converse Rubber Tracks. The show, which was brilliant, fun, and loose, featured the band playing almost the entirety of their new LP, The Magic Whip, with a few classics in the encore. Today, we have an exclusive of the new tracks, "Lonesome Street," "New World Towers," "Ghost Ship," and the encore of "Song 2" for you to watch today. Enjoy! (And today, Thursday, May 7, we have added a special interview, the new track "Go Out," and a classic from Parklife, "Trouble in the Messenger Centre.")
Music // Monday, May 04, 2015
Director Julien Lassort uses a simple animated metaphoric black and white journey through endless spaces in this video for ALB's track "The Road." "I wanted to make an hypnotic video that would totally match the rhythm and lyrics," the director said. "The film is like an endless immersion inside an evolving world and this is what the track sounds like to me."
Music // Thursday, April 30, 2015
Following Vancouver-based indie band Yukon Blonde announcement of their third studio album, the group released a video for their single “Saturday Night,” which is written and directed by Mac Boucher along with Gaya Abdalian.
Music // Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Jamie xx's music has always had a little bit of a vibe to it that makes you feel like you are floating in space. Director Erik Wernquist gets that, and has transformed Jamie's stand-out new track, "Gosh," into an outer space adventure. All photography from the video are by NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 16, 2015
Over the last couple of years, Hiro Murai has emerged as a saught-after director for some of our favorite artists including Shabazz Palaces, St. Vincent and Spoon. More recently, Murai was behind Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar’s “Never Catch Me,” Childish Gambino’s “Sober,” and Earl Sweatshirt's "Grief." Whether it’s referencing hyperreal sculptor Ron Mueck or seeking to capture that “slippery, uneven feeling” of dreams, Murai gives us some insight into what feeds his imagination.