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."
Music // Friday, October 03, 2014
We have been anticipating Flying Lotus' new album, "You're Dead," all summer long, and the album is set to hit... er, shops(?) on October 6/7 via Warp Records. Hiro Mural just directed the video for the track "Never Catch Me" featuring a well-played vocal by Kendrick Lamar. Beautiful video, great track... can't wait to hear the whole thing.
Music // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
We don't think Thom Yorke likes doing pre-press to announce his albums. Sure, he likes the BitTorrent route he went with his new LP, "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes," and he likes the idea of getting rid of middle men and giving artists the chance to make their own money from their art and craft, but I'm convinced he wants to avoid talking to music journalists every few years to talk shop. So we get an unexpected album, and we get a glitchy video of Thom with boxing gloves for the opening track "A Brain In A Bottle," and all is good.
Music // Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Sanuk presents... "Livin' It Up" the latest single from Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. Let your hair down and kick your feet up with an exclusive and intimate look into this band's life of the road...
Music // Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Khalil Joseph directed two of our favorite music videos (we should probably call them short films) from the last couple of years, Flying Lotus' "Until the Quiet Comes" and Shabaaz Palaces' "Black Up." Back in 2010 Khalil also joined forces with the renowned Brazilian singer and actor Seu Jorge (City of God, The Life Aquatic) to create a two-part film inspired by Jorge's self-titled Seu Jorge and Almaz album.
Music // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Let's get Escher. Metronomy is a band that understands how to make a good music video, a memorable one, one with a little extra touch of artistic detail in every video. For their new single, Month of Sundays, the band had director Callum Cooper create a visual look. The director told Nowness, "When I heard the track, the stark harmonies brought to mind the Russian children’s choirs of the 1970s."
Music // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Grimes looks to be getting ready to release a new album, and after her 2012 critically acclaimed LP "Visions," we are going to call the new LP something that is generating quite a bit of excitement. For our purposes, we know Grimes likes to draw, does her own album covers, and has art-directed some of her videos. Grimes and her brother just directed a video for her new track, "Go," and its like living in the desert in the year 4000AD with slip-on adidas sandals. And the song is really good, too.
Music // Friday, August 22, 2014
One of the absolute best albums of the year in the rock category would be The War On Drugs' "Lost In the Dream." The opening track, "Under the Pressure," now has a music video directed by Houmam. If you like hazy, long road trips, perhaps accompanied by a few mushrooms, then you will enjoy this.