Music // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
We love how simple the explanation for this short film is: Beach House perform outside in their atmospheric short film. The band made it a tad more clearer: We performed/recorded four songs from Bloom outdoors, in various locations that are special for us around El Paso and Tornillo, Texas. The film follows the passing of one night, starting at sunset and ending at dawn. Go, watch, now.
Music // Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Juxtapoz contributing photographer, Brock Fetch, will be kicking off Fashion Week in NYC for an exhibition of new photographs, titled The New Radicalisms. Fetch has been shooting hip-hop acts over the past few years, following the careers of ASAP Rocky, Action Bronson, Asher Roth, and other emerging music talents, and has been given unprecedented access to the behind-the-scenes lifestyle of the modern day music artist. We are excited to see the show open in NYC on Feburary 8, 2013.
Music // Friday, February 01, 2013
A great collection of drawings from Los Angeles based Justin Hopkins, who also goes by the name RareBit. As RareBit, Hopkins releases music via Non Projects, and his illustration work is full of fine details and pointillism style. Growing up in Washington, Hopkins says of his work: I like to think of my music as fungus encrusted and in a constant state of growth and decay. In this way I am influenced by the organic, wet, and florally lush environment in which I grew up.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 31, 2013
Sandow Birk, featured in our January 2013 issue, just completed two murals with his wife Elyse Pignolet for the new SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. In typical highly detailed style, Birk and Pignolet created the murals using hand-made, hand-painted ceramic tiles. Birk has a bunch of work in various exhibitions this year, but definitely worth checking out the new center and Birk and Pignolet's mural contributions.
Music // Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The video is intended to be viewed in complete darkness from maximum effect. That is what the video description warns you. So maybe you have to wait to watch this in your closet later today, because we did the full total darkness thing, and we have both a headache and sense of happiness. Animal Collective's Applesauce was directed by Gaspar Noé and features model Lindsey Wixson with elements from Paul Sharits' 1968 short film N:O:T:H:I:N:G thrown in there. Enjoy after the jump...
Music // Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Grizzly Bear's newest LP, Shields, has generated a few tasty treats in the artistic music video department, but our favorite track on said album, "gun-shy", just received both animated gif and music video work by director Kris Moyes. Watch as members of Grizzly Bear look at you with creepy eyes, do their own doctor's examinations on themselves, and go a bit Dali on you.
Music // Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Adam 'Lilfuchs' Fuchs is the brains behind this epic 'Flying Lotus - Zodiac Sh*t' animation that was created for Adult Swim. He performs feats that delight and astound, and as animation director at Turner Studios, he has chased wild scribbles through the badlands of television, inked epic doodles over mountains of print and apparel, and has driven herds of untamed mental concoctions into the Lands of Milk and Approval. He is based in Atlanta, GA.
Music // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Stop-motion seems like it has been around and been done well for a long time now, but we still get a kick out of a really well done stop-motion animation. The music video for Shugo Tokumaru's Katachi features a long winding tale of stop-motion fun by directors Kijek/Adamski. It sort of crawls along, literally, and features a footballer, a wolf, a palm tree, an explosion, and people radiating positive vibes.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 11, 2013
Like anyone who appreciates art in the greater San Francisco area, we are proud to have the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in our backyard. We are pleased to announce "Frequency and Volume, a special party Juxtapoz will be hosting on the rooftop of the SFMOMA on Thursday, January 17, from 6—8:30pm. We invite our readers to come celebrate one of our great local institutions and their newest exhibition with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, listen to DJ Roofeeo of TV On the Radio, and enjoy a complimentary drink from Speakeasy Brewery and Hobo Wine Company.
Music // Wednesday, January 09, 2013
And out of nowhere came the return of David Bowie. And of course, if Bowie is going to return at the ripe age of 66, he is going to come out with an artistically relevant release. And here it is, the music video for his new single, Where Are We Now?, featuring a great direction by artist Tony Oursler. Watch...