Music // Thursday, April 19, 2012
What a good time for music videos. The real kind, not the Vh-1 kind. Former Juxtapoz featured artist Jamie Caliri is at the helm of the Edward Gorey/Hugo-esque music video for The Shins "The Rifle's Spiral," and we have been getting emails all morning about it. Well, here it is.
Music // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
This photo is way better than a hologram, don't you think? One of the premier hip-hop photographers on the West Coast during the boom of the early 1990s was Michael Miller, who captured iconic shots of the likes of Tupac, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube, and after a strong showing at LA's Known Gallery, Miller is bringing his legendary works to San Francisco's FIFTY24SF Gallery on April 27—28, 2012.
Music // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Switch and Diplo's Major Lazer project is as much about visuals as it is about the music, and their newest music video, "Get Free," featuring vocals from the Dirty Projectors Amber Coffman is another gem. Cartoon video, a pretty catchy tune, good work from Major Lazer once again.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
Opening this week at the downtown Los Amgeles MOCA Geffen Contemporary is the Mike D curated Transmission LA: AV CLUB, a 17-day multi-disciplinary festival, featuring works and contributions from Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Lauren Mackler from Public Fiction, Sage Vaughn, Isaac from Still House Group, Peter Coffin, Roy Choi and Will Fowler.
Music // Saturday, April 07, 2012
One of the most artistic bands in the world, Iceland's Sigur Ros is back from a short hiatus with a new album set to emerge and this beautiful, eerie, and serene video for the track "Ekki Mukk." Directed by Inga Birgisdóttir, the song kicks off the tracks from the album Valtari, due May 28.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 06, 2012
George Condo has now been collaborating with celebrated hip-hop and pop star Kanye West for a few years now, and it looks like the fine artist has just completed the cover for West's "Thera Flu" single. The piece is unmistakenably Mr. Condo.
Music // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
It is never going to be straight-forward or even partially sane when it comes from the visionary mind of filmmaker turned musician David Lynch. His new track, "Crazy Clown Time," features a self-directed music video from the legendary artist, and in a one word, we have to say... interesting.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 30, 2012
Warner Bros Records will be hosting an art show in their iconic Burbank building, Vinyl Revisionists, where artists interpret their favorite WB record cover from the past 50 years. The artists have been encouraged to work directly on the record jacket, but not required. We have a mini-preview after the jump . . .
Music // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Our good friend, hip-hop artist and contributor to Juxtapoz, Aesop Rock, is set to release a new album, Skelethon, on July 10, 2012. For the occasion, he enlisted Spanish artist, ARYZ, to do the album's cover. See it big after the jump . . .
Illustration // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Mike Lemanski (b. 1986) hails from Huddersfield, UK and graduated from the Highlands School or Art and the Bradford School of Arts. Since then, he has been a successful freelance illustrator creating posters, album covers, book and periodical covers and a gorgeous and playfully intricate series of sheet music illustrations. "Music is a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal." (Pierre Boulez)