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.
Music // Monday, December 15, 2014
Panda Bear has definitely been focusing on some great music video work. We loved the "Mr Noah" video we posted a few weeks ago, but this new animated, psychedelic adventure for the track "Boys Latin" directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch from Encyclopedia Pictura is our favorite to date.
Music // Monday, December 08, 2014
Todd "REAS" James is a 2x Juxtapoz cover artist, with the NYC artist most recently on the cover in December 2013. From his Pirate series, to MASH-style pin-ups, and his career in graffiti and tv shows like Crank Yankers, James is one of the true representatives of what this magazine stands for. So it's pretty cool to us that we get to be the exclusive premiere of James's music video work for U2's new track, "The Troubles." Big band, big artist.
Music // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
One of our favorite bands of the moment is Viet Cong, a sort of follow-up band to the great and former Calgary-group Women. Viet Cong's EP, "Cassette," has been on our playlist all year, and now the band just released the single "Continental Shift" that will be on their upcoming self-titled LP due out on January 20th, 2015 on Jagjaguwar. This is the video for said track, directed by Yoonha Park, who notes, "I wanted the video to feel like a reel of film that was purchased accidentally at a garage sale or found buried under someone's front porch. It's meant to be an incomplete picture - like screen tests from a lost movie."
Music // Thursday, November 13, 2014
We're always excited to see a new Khalil Joseph video. The director of Flying Lotus' "Until the Quiet Comes," Shabaaz Palaces' "Black Up," and Seu Jorge's "The Model" shot FKA Twigs latest music video for her song "Video Girl."
Music // Friday, October 31, 2014
Just in time for Halloween, Flying Lotus has released a video for "Ready Err Not" from the album "Your Dead." In the video by one of his favorite animators of all time, David Firth, Flying Lotus has his head chopped off in a creepy house in addition to quite a few other gruesome, spooky, graphic, and NSFW things...
Music // Friday, October 24, 2014
On January 12, 2015, one of our favorite musicians Panda Bear of Animal Collective will release Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. In the meantime, Panda Bear has the "Mr Noah EP" and a video for the track directed by AB/CD/CD. And there is a chance you may get seasick.
Music // Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hiro Murai is the director behind some of our favorite music videos of the last few years, including Earl Sweatshirt's "Chum," Frank Ocean's "Forrest Gump," St Vincent's "Cheerleader," amongst others. As part of the Pitchfork Director ID series, Hiro talks shop and craft about making videos in the YouTube era, as being influenced by Ron Mueck.
Music // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Our good friend and October 2014 cover artist Cleon Peterson just completed album art for the band Single Mothers, and, well, the cover is epic. The band also sent us the look of their new video for the track "Half-Lit" this morning, which is a classy look into what energy looks like in black and white.
Music // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
We have been looking forward to Caribou's new LP, Our Love, to drop, and finally today its "officially" out for consumers to purchase. We think its one of his absolute best albums, and Caribou just released a video for the title track with music video director Ryan Staake of Pomp & Clout. The director say of the video, "In "Our Love", I wanted to create a slow, brooding film that contrasted the seeming limitless of youth with the reality of death in later years. The film (which was photographed by Luca Ciuti) was shot on location in Ireland, at the beautiful Lough Ine House, about an hour and a half outside of Cork."