Music Video: Spoon "Inside Out" with photos from Todd Baxter

Music // Tuesday, August 05, 2014
When you hit newsstands this month, you will see that we talked to Britt Daniel in our September 2014 issue about over 20 years of Spoon album covers. And, wouldn't you know? Spoon's new LP, They Want My Soul, was released today. We think its one of the top 5 albums of 2014, and to celebrate Britt being in the mag, the album coming out, there is a great collection of Todd Baxter's photos that made the cover of They Want My Soul being used for the video of one of the album's highlights, "Inside Out." Go watch.

Music Video: Beck "Heart is a Drum" directed by Sophie Mueller

Music // Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Just recently we got back into listening to Beck's 1996 epic "Odelay", and found that his 2014 album "Morning Phase" was quite nice as well. But the reason we are here today is because the very talented Sophie Mueller directed a video for Beck's "Heart Is a Drum" track. Black and white, a little eerie, and for the best track on the album all makes this a nice watch.

Sam Falls Pixel Crunches EFG's Singing Bridges

Music // Monday, July 28, 2014
Sam Falls’ video for EFG’s “Singing Bridges” delivers masterfully deconstructed slices of sewn together Spaghetti Westerns while psych-rockers Imaad Wasif (vocals/guitar), Josh Garza (drums) and Tom Biller (bass) channel classics of their own: pristine echoes of Bowie, The Cure, Blue Cheer and Jesus & Mary Chain, all woven meticulously into the fuzzed-out track. For the world's dystopian love songs, the sounds of EFG, coupled with Falls’ manipulation of iconic, ‘deinterlaced’ analog films, does not disappoint. So adjust your speakers accordingly and watch the Technicolor trip to the badlands here.

Music Video: Spoon "Do You" directed by Hiro Murai

Music // Monday, July 28, 2014
Just a casual drive in town with giant children all around. We have told you how excited we are about Spoon's new LP, "They Want My Soul," that is out on August 5, and because we have a little something going on with Spoon in our next issue of Juxtapoz, we have had the album on repeat in the office the last month. Our favorite track, "Do You," has new video directed by Hiro Murai. Watch it. Enjoy it.

Madlib Invasion: Jaylib "The Heist"

Music // Friday, July 25, 2014
We are nearly at the weekend, its the hottest day of the year in San Francisco, our office is a tad on the humid side, so let's just end to the week with another Madlib Invasion to mark the occasion of our special August 2014 cover story with none other than Madlib himself. Today we go with "The Heist" from the Dilla x Madlib project, Jaylib. This video is from the Stones Throw video contest, directed by Rory Gamble and Demetrios Katsantonis / Jimmy Joey & Frankie Productions.

Early Days by Paul McCartney

Music // Friday, July 25, 2014
Forming a band usually starts with a friend ready to jam, ready to mess around to find the right sounds that mesh, but the members don’t always mesh. Through the ups and downs, a musical camaraderie forms and a band blossoms. Paul McCartney expresses this in Early Days, describing his bond with John Lennon all the while hoping to inspire all young musicians in the spirit of music and expression.

Jeremy Fish x Aesop Rock … “None Shall Pass” and the Story of Collaboration

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By the time hip-hop artist and producer Aesop Rock released his brilliant 2007 album, None Shall Pass, he was already a major name within the underground hip-hop scene. But None Shall Pass sounded a bit different than his past work: the lyrics were more esoteric, stories more dense, the beats and samples a bit more abstract. And, it was an album that showcased a unique friendship: Jeremy Fish was not only the creator of the cover artwork for None Shall Pass, but his signature characters were animated in the music video for the album’s title track.

LAMU by Mathieu Grimard

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Enjoy this striking music video directed by Mathieu Grimard. Titled LAMU featuring the musical talent of Montreal-based band Rivver, where individual stories are strung together seen through various façades. As described, “every person and every eye is shown behind a surface: glass, plastic, water, etc. It’s an outside-in view on all these characters.” Filmed from careful angles with a stunning view on each framed face, Grimard creates a surreal emotional dreamland that beautifully unifies and reflects off each other.

Madlib Invasion: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib "DEEPER"

Music // Friday, July 11, 2014
WIth Madlib on the cover of our August 2014 issue, we have been looking at some of our favorite Madlib music videos. Earlier this year, Madlib and Freddie Gibbs released an instant classic with Pinata, and here is Jonah Schwartz' video for the track, "Deeper."

The Happy Mess: "Backyard Girl"

Erotica // Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Portuguese pop band "The Happy Mess" has released a new video for their single "Backyard Girl" featuring two girls kissing-- a theme none of us are strangers to. While this particular 'theme' is often portrayed in an inauthetic pornstar just-for-jerks fashion, this music video has a more emotional feel, and you can actually sense some care and passion between the leading ladies. In a world where lesbian affection is often mistreated as a male fetish, it's nice to see a video that seems to really be about the women.

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