Music // Friday, January 16, 2015
Watch FKA Twigs twisted and bound by her own hair, suspended above and almost swallowed by some molten silver in her latest music video for "Pendulum" off LP1. The self-directed video is unique, authentic and reaffirms an artistic talent that reaches beyond just music. We like it.
Music // Thursday, January 15, 2015
There has a been a host of great new music and videos already this year, one of them being RATKING's "Snow Beach" off their debut studio album So It Goes. Directed by renowned documentarian, photographer, and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos, the video catches RATKING on the snowy sands of sands of way-south Brooklyn...
Music // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Hiro Murai has emerged as one of the best music video creators over the last couple of years. The go-to director for some of our favorite artists including Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Shabazz Palaces, and Spoon, Murai is behind Childish Gambino's latest video, "Sober" off his Kauai EP.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Flying Lotus has released another video from his incredible new EP You're Dead! Directed by LA-based Young Replicant, who has also made videos for Lorde, The XX, Bonobo, and Purity Ring among others, "Coronus, The Terminator" follows a dying man out of the physical world, past his mourning family and into a strange purgatory-like existence led by dusty white characters including Flying Lotus himself.. A fantastic follow up to Hiro Murai's video for "Never Catch Me" featuring Kendrick Lamar off the same album.
Music // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
About 7 months ago, we already were in a bit of a rush to announce the MoMA's newly planned retrospective on the visual art and musical career of Bjork. Now it all is starting to make sense. Not only does the MoMA open Bjork on March 8, 2015, the Icelandic artist will release her new full length LP, Vulnicura, sometime in March 2015 as well. What do we know of the album? Venezuelan producer Arca worked on it (he worked with Kanye West on Yeezus and FKA twigs, so that is a good sign). The Haxan Cloak also contributed to Vulnicura.
Music // Friday, January 09, 2015
We've been fans of Shabazz Palaces for a while now and they've always done a fantastic job seeking out the best talent to do their music videos. Their latest is no exception. Directed by musician, animator, and label mate Chad VanGaalen, "Forerunner Foray" (off their latest album Le Majesty) is a surreal, psychedelic animated time-travelling, pizza-surfing adventure through space.
Music // Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Butter Ya'Self is a new track featuring a banana (Nana Splits) and bread roll (ButterKrust) letting us know how much tastier they are. "We on a roll. Bitch, I am a roll. Getting hot and heavy in the oven like a casserole. Making bread. Shit, I'm made of bread. And these fruits and veggies all faker than Potato Head." You need to watch it.
Music // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Spoon's 2014 LP "They Want My Soul" was on constant rotation in the Juxtapoz office almost all of the latter half of 2014, and will go down (along with Pinata, Black Messiah, Our Love, Here and Nowhere Else, I Never Learn) as one of our favorites of the year. We spoke with Spoon's Britt Daniel about the band's visual career in the print mag, and for the track "Do You" they teamed with the great Hiro Murai on this video.
Music // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Nabil has been making some of the best cinematic music videos of the past few years, so we already knew the artistry that he brought to the table. But we would be lying if we didn't say that FKA twigs didn't grow on us this year, and this "Two Weeks" video is a spectacular and dark vision of a goddess or Egytpian Queen of the Future. Whatever it is, the sexually charged lyrics and stunning visuals made this an instant masterstroke.
Music // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
There was a lot to like about music videos in 2014, and though there is a ton of good stuff out there at the moment, the combination of Caribou's standout "Our Love" track and some creepy short film about aging and young was one of our favorites. Enjoy.