Music // Friday, May 29, 2015
Spoon, who we have featured in the magazine in the past as well as enjoyed their newest album, They Want My Soul, countless times in our office over the past 10 month or so. Hey, we are heading to see their show in Oakland, California tonight (May 29). The band has finally released an "official video" for the brilliant track "Inside Out," directed by LeBlanc + Cudmore. Imagine a slow-burner of casual fights, girl groups, and a diner. It's all here.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 15, 2015
Run the Jewels just dropped their latest video, for the track "Early," one of our favorites off the RTJ2 album. The video, created by the animation and design studio Bug & Sluzzy, visualizes the Killer Mike and El-P song in simple yet perfect red, black and white.
Photography // Friday, May 15, 2015
In October 28, 1991, just as Nirvana were tearing up the rock'n'roll rule book with their major label debut Nevermind, Austin photographer Kirk Weddle was commissioned to shoot the band for photos to promote the impending blitz. His idea? Toss the band into a swimming pool to mimic the album's infamous naked baby cover image he’d shot a few months earlier.
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.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 10, 2015
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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 // 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 // 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.
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.
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."