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.
Erotica // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Spanish recording artist, El Guincho makes music that evokes elements of Afrobeat, Dub, Tropicália and, Rock & Roll. His music video, for the track Bombay, is sexy, playful, fun, creative, and has been a favorite of our for a while. The video is heavily inspired by the 70s in all the right ways, yet remains current with it’s modern sensibility- Directed by Nicolás Méndez. Produced by CANADA.
Music // Friday, April 03, 2015
Blur may be the only band in the world that can get together after a nearly 15 year absence, make an album, have a track like "Lonesome Street" that sounds like 1995 and it all be very exciting. The British bands new album, "The Magic Whip" will be out out April 27, and the track "Lonesome Street" has a video directed by Ben Reed that features some casual group dancing.
Music // Friday, March 27, 2015
Jamie xx has finally announced a long-awaited solo debut album, In Colour, out on Young Turks, June 1st/2nd in the US. If you don't know, Jamie xx is the from the xx, the London-based trio that the kids like. Jamie xx's releases around In Colour have been fantastic, and this festival ready "Loud Places," (with a video directed by Simon Halsall & JB Babenhausen) is now on rotation in our office.
Music // Thursday, March 26, 2015
RTJ2 has been one of our favorite albums of the last year and probably has been on repeat in the Juxtapoz office quite frequently. They just released their latest video, directed by A.G. Rojas, for "Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck). Featuring Shea Whigham as a police officer (of Boardwalk Empire) and Keith Stanfield as a young black man (Selma), the video is as powerful as the track itself.