Portraits by Music's Most Important Design Collective

Photography // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Hipgnosis: Portraits is a new book that features a unique body of work spanning a particularly creative time in the world of music and theatre. Hipgnosis, along with it's founder Storm Thorgerson who tragically passed away in 2013, designed some the most iconic rock album covers of all time including Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy," T. Rex's "Electric Warrior," and Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." At the zenith of the rock era, Hipgnosis established themselves as the most important design collective in music history.

Beats x Barry McGee Pill Speaker

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 10, 2015
Barry McGee is the artist. #BeatsPill is the canvas. Music is the inspiration. Get it before it's gone >> Click here to see the video.

Music Video: Jamie xx "Loud Places"

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 Video: Björk "Family (Moving Album Cover)"

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 Video: Grimes "REALiTi" directed by Grimes

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. 

Björk "Wanderlust" directed by Encyclopedia Pictura

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. 

Blur is Back! (And they have a video for a song called "Go Out")

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 Video: Viet Cong "Silhouettes"

Music // Thursday, January 22, 2015
We have mentioned it before on this site, especially with the Viet Cong track "Continental Shelf" video we posted a few months back: we are really happy the Canadian bands self-titled debut LP is out now. This is the Brook Linder-sci-fi weirdo adventure video for the track "Silhouettes" that should get you equally excited about the Viet Cong album.

Jesse Harris with Star Rover "Miyazaki"

Music // Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Veteran singer, songwriter and musician Jesse Harris has just announced the release of new album No Wrong No Right, out Feb. 10 on Dangerbird Records. We are happy today to show you the new video for the track, "Miyazaki," directed by Luis Ortega. Juxtapoz got both Harris and Ortega to talk about the video, and as you can see, the director gets right to the point.

Bjork Retrospective @ MoMA + New Album "Vulnicura" Out In March

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. 

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