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.
Music // Tuesday, March 24, 2015
FKA twigs just released a brand new song "Glass & Patron" and a self-directed music video ahead over her forthcoming new EP which is expected to be released later this year.
Music // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Earl Sweatshirt (unhappily) dropped his latest song "Grief" along with a track list for an upcoming album. The music video, which also unexpectedly appeared today, follows Kendrick Lamar's surprise release of "How to Pimp a Butterfly" yesterday. Intentional or unintentional, we don't mind, we've been craving some new music and are in hip hop heaven.
Music // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Juxtapoz month of Björk appreciation continues (her classic Post album is the cover of our April 2515 issue). The Icelandic artist just released the second video from her new album, Vulnicura, for the track "Family." The new visuals follows quickly on the heels of her video for “Lionsong" and the opening of her retrospective (of sorts) at MoMA.
Music // Thursday, March 12, 2015
As you may have noticed, we have made a Björk month here at Juxtapoz, with her cover story, retrospective at MoMA, and full microsite we made with Squarespace about the latter events. The Icelandic icon just released a new video for "Lionsong" off the new Vulnicura album, directed by Inez & Vinoodh.
Music // Wednesday, March 11, 2015
We were gearing for a new Grimes LP, and she seems to have scrapped the album. But luckily for the Internet, and ways by which artists can release their albums and songs, Grimes went ahead and released the track "REALiTi" and the video she shot with her brother, Mac. She shot the video when on the Asia-leg of her tour, in Singapore, KL, Manila, Jakarta, HK, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo. And the song is good, too.
Music // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
This is going to be a fun month here at Juxtapoz as we celebrate Björk and her retrospective at MoMA, but also her cover for the April 2015 issue of our print edition. We also get the chance to kick back and see some of the work our friends have done with Björk over the years; first up being our friends at Ghost Robot and the production they did on the amazing video for "Wanderlust" off of 2007's Volta LP. Directed by Encyclopedia Pictura, this is one of Björk's most masterful videos.
Music // Friday, February 20, 2015
Hey everyone one! Blur is back. That may be big news for some, in our office we are pretty sure one member of the staff was quite happy. Blur's members were busy for the past 12 years, Damon Albarn doing all sorts of projects, one being the highly successful Gorillaz. The last time we saw Blur, they had a Banksy-designed LP called Think Tank. On April 12, 2015, they will release The Magic Whip, and have a lyric-video for the song "Go Out."
Music // Friday, February 06, 2015
We wanted to start the day off on the darkness mood possible, and elegant dark if you will. So, if you don't mind, watch this nearly erotic, definitely raw, video by Pedro Maia for Vessel's track, "Drowned in Water and Light."