Music // Friday, April 29, 2011
There was a big buzz a few months back when Oxford, England supergroup Radiohead announced their 8th LP, The King of Limbs. The music portion was exciting, but for we art and design nerds, it was the Stanley Donwood and Radiohead special "Newspaper Album" packaging that was slated for release June 1, 2011.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Besides being a talented fine artist based in San Francisco, Jason Jagel has built a dedicated body of work creating imagery surrounding underground hip-hop icons, Madlib and MF Doom. The latter work has found its way in a deluxe reissue of the classic MF Doom album Operation Doomsday. . .
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Remember when lo-fi meant your music video was probably going to look bad? That really isn't the case anymore, because Boat's new video for “(I'll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong ” is a brilliant piece of short form art using the minimalist of budget and stop motion special effects . . .
Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 24, 2011
Generation after generation, youth have clung to the idealism and style of our recent history, kids born in the 90’s wearing band tees that they were clearly not alive to watch tour. It’s pretty clear this style has caught a hold of our society, surviving the fast paced movement of American culture. Frankly, if hipster vintage trending and high fashion is remaking and re-buying everything from the last 5 decades, we think it’s apparent this is a well-accepted and attractive style. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 22, 2011
A weekend away to the desert mid-April for music, lil sun in the skin, art installs, and VIPs of all kinds geared me up for the 2011 spring and summer music season. This particular inaugural event being Coachella. Note: Indian garb and hippy chic top the list of 2011 music fest looks du jour. Also, apparently, sea captains, which, in the middle of the desert ... got me. Photos after the jump . . .
Music // Friday, April 22, 2011
Not everyone has 3D glasses, but in the near future, we are all going to have 3D glasses like we are Marty McFly in Back to the Future II. That doesn't make sense, or have any reference to 3D glasses, but you know what does? This new series on Pitchfork of 3D live videos, and the first is with Deerhunter (wonderful band) and one their new songs, "Primitive." Its interesting even without the glasses. Watch after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 21, 2011
The timing with the opening of MOCA's "Art In the Streets" is perfect, as the Beastie Boys played a major role in combining hip-hop, punk, skate, graffiti, and streetwear into mix of an album, and in the early 1990s especially, they were mainstream act with completely underground tastes and influences. Of course you know by now, they are back with a 20+ minute short film, acting as a parody to their own careers, and we have it in full after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 14, 2011
It's not evertday that you wake up to find a video titled Spike Jonze Presents: Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma. Jonze posted this on the Opening Ceremony blog, and wrote, "Someone who knows Yo-Yo Ma had seen Lil Buck on YouTube and put them together. The dancing is Lil Buck's own creation and unlike anything I've seen." Enjoy after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The other day, we told you about TV On the Radio just releaeed their newest LP, Nine Types of Light, where they have filmed a music video for each 10 tracks, and will be stitching those videos together to make a full-feature film. Well, that film was screened in NYC this week, and now TVOTR have put the film out for everyone to see. Watch after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Major Lazer, the very visually stimulating side project (if you can call it that) of Diplo and Switch will soon be getting its own Cartoon Network Adult Swim show. Ferry Gouw, the illustrator behind the Major Lazer artwork, will become the creative director for the 15 minute episodes. A look at some characters after the jump . . .