Music Video: Arcade Fire "You Already Know"

Music // Monday, August 18, 2014
Arcade Fire have turned most of their support of their last LP, Reflektor, into an ongoing art project. Stage personas, TV specials, lots of masks, etc. Seems only appropriate then for their newest music video for 'You Already Know," the band can be seen shooting what appears to be a slightly higher budget selfie video with talking/singing paintings. We approve.

Juxtapoz @ Outside Lands 2014: Woods "New Light"

Music // Wednesday, August 06, 2014
As you know, we are once again heading to the Outside Lands Music and Art Festival in SF this weekend (August 8-10, 2014), and while most people are getting ready for Kanye, Arctic Monkeys, Tom Petty, Lykke Li, Death Cab, or The Flaming Lips, there are a few bands of note playing in the afternoons that we are the most excited about. Woods would be one of those bands. They have always kept the DIY aesthetic true to their hearts, and we love their new video for "New Light" animated by John Andrews. Go see them on Sunday, August 10 at 1:10pm on the Sutro Stage. And get their new LP, With Light And With Love.

Music Video: Oliver $ and Jimi Jules "Pushing On"

Music // Wednesday, August 06, 2014
For a music video this is sheer brilliance, instant perfection, and damn fine entertainment. Ian Robertson directs Oliver $ and Jimi Jules song "Pushing On" into a instant classic. A simple idea, shot beautifully for an upbeat catchy tune.

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.

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