Music // Wednesday, August 26, 2015
There are a lot of musicians who also paint or create other forms of art, and we have covered many on the site and in the mag in recent years. Arrington de Dionyso is one musician and artist we really love right now, and our friends at Saint Laurent made us aware of his fine art-side of his career recently, and we gathered a great group of works from Arrington, which seem to compliment, if not illuminate, his music.
Music // Monday, August 17, 2015
Deerhunter is back! The Georgia-band had been on a slight hiatus due to lead singer Bradford Cox being hit by a car, but now they are set to release Fading Frontier on 4AD on October 16, 2015. Which means by then we will have a ton of leaks and tracks already heard, the first one being a video for the song "Snakeskin" directed by Valentina Tapia.
Music // Friday, August 14, 2015
FKA twigs has to be one of the leading musicians working in the world of art and video right now, with just a fantastic canon of crazy work already in her young career. The newst WTF goodness comes on her new 16-minute music video for the release of her new EP, M3LL155X, which includes treatments for the tracks "Figure 8", "I'm Your Doll", "In Time", and "Glass & Patron". She calls this opus "an aggressive statement conceptualising the process of feeling pregnant with pain, birthing creativity and liberation."
Music // Thursday, July 30, 2015
Our friends at Brixton held their Brixton Broadcast event in Barcelona a couple weeks back, here is all three installments of their video series documenting performances from Aliment, The Saurs, The Parrots, Thee MVP’s, Bazooka, Sultan Bathery and Wau y Los Arrrghs!
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2015
First thing you notice when speaking with Chuck D is that voice. It has the command of someone who has spent over 30 years as one of the most important MCs and intellectuals, not only on the subject of hip-hop, but of music and culture as a whole. Leader of the seminal musical force and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Public Enemy, Chuck is also an accomplished artist who earned his degree in graphic design at Adelphi University and became one of the originators of fusing logo work and art into hip-hop.
Music // Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Update from an older post, with evidence that these guys are really good: Tame Impala's new LP, Currents, out today, July 17 through Modular, is really good. On the occasion, we wanted to share the new video for the track "'Cause I'm a Man" because its the summer sounds we prefer. Tame Impala and lead singer/songwriter Kevin Parker always seems to have a very good feel for the visual aspects of his music, and having the Currents cover be done by Kentucky-based artist Robert Beatty is pretty cool, too. Can't wait to see them at Outside Lands this August! Check it after the jump.
Music // Thursday, July 09, 2015
Our friends over at Brixton just announced Brixton Broadcast Barcelona, a special music event on July 10 & 11 at the Apolo 2 in Barcelona, Spain. The two-night event features The Parrots, Wau Y Los Arrrghs!!!, The Saurs, Sultan Bathery and more!
Music // Saturday, June 20, 2015
Hey, Beirut is back! They are really good, but have been gone for a bit. Now Zach and the boys are back at it with an LP No No No that is slated for a release on September 11, 2015. They just released a video for the title track, directed by Brother Willis. Watch and enjoy.
Music // Thursday, June 11, 2015
If you didn't get a chance to visit Björk's retrospective/introspective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art these past few months, the centerpiece of the show was the MoMA-commissioned music video for Björk's "Black Lake" track directed by the great Andrew Thomas Huang. Both the epic opus of her new LP, Vulnicura that seems to speak of her split with Matthew Barney, this is also the absolute highlight of the exhibition. The show was difficult for some, even us who had Björk on the cover of our April 2015 issue, but this video experience at MoMA was undeniable. Now you can watch...
Music // Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Blur's return has been one of the best in receont memory. This isn't a band that is back because of money or some sort of pressure; they made a really great album in The Magic Whip, and they are having fun with it. "Ong Ong" is one of the standout tracks on the album (and the standout live track when we saw them in Brooklyn a few weeks ago), and now we have the band dressed up, animated, and Damon Albarn as an icre cream cone in the video. Directed by Tony Hung.. enjoy.