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.

Madlib Invasion: Madvillain "ALL CAPS"

Music // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
We have been celebrating our special Madlib cover story on the site and through all of our social media channels all week, and we get to have a little fun playing with all of Madlib's projects over the years. Today, we look at the work Madlib has done with DOOM and Madvillain, and the fantastic superhero character that came out of the classic Madvillainy LP. And yes, that LP is 10 years old this year. Here is a look at the "All CAPS" video....

Madlib Invasion: Quasimoto "Low Class Conspiracy"

Music // Monday, June 30, 2014
For the next month on Juxtapoz.com, we are going to be looking at the career and influence of Madlib. Not only is he known as a versatile musician, Madlib has led a career of alter-ego art direction and created a cast of characters that are important pieces in his canon. Of course, Quasimoto comes to mind first, and Jeff Jank's legendary character design provided a context to Madlib's musical vision. Today, we show you "Low Class Conspiracy," as part of the STONES THROW VIDEO CONTEST #4. Directed by Kristoffer Crook. Stay tuned for a very special August 2014 issue announcement in the coming week....

Foster the People "Pseudologia Fantastica"

Music // Monday, June 23, 2014
We are excited to premiere Foster the People's newest video "Pseudologia Fantastica," a track from their second album Supermodel which was released this March. The brilliant animation comes from the mind of Mark Foster himself. "This video came to me in the back of a taxi while traveling through Cuba. I think in some ways it's a reflection of what I was seeing around me - a country ravaged by communism...

20syl: Kodama

Music // Friday, June 20, 2014
The French producer 20syl presents a neat new video for his “Kodama” single. Fusing layers of atmospheric warps, soulful piano chords and vocal snippets creating a cohesive sonic landscape, which to the naked ear may seem impossible to split apart...

OK Go: The Writing's On the Wall

Music // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
OK Go’s new music video creates and breaks complicated visual illusions at a dizzying pace. The sheer technical prowess it took to make this video is mind blowing. The Writings On The Wall follows in the tradition of artist like Georges Rousse, Felice Varini, and Axel Peemoeller who use perspective to trick the eye and distort space.

Music Video: Throne "Tharsis Sleeps" by Nicos Livesey

Illustration // Thursday, June 12, 2014
In this amazing animated video made by Nicos Livesey for metal gods Throne, the artist used embroidery to create a frame by frame illustrated story to go along with song 'Tharsis Sleeps'. This is one of the best things I've seen in a long time— indulge in it one time. 

Music Video: Spoon "Rent I Pay"

Music // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
This video doesn't have any tricks, animation, car chases, etc. No, its just a celebration that Spoon is set to release a new album, They Want My Soul, and have released a new single/unoffcial video for "Rent I Pay." You can just hear a good tune and watch a silhouette of  Brit Daniel playing his guitar. 

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