Music // Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hiro Murai is the director behind some of our favorite music videos of the last few years, including Earl Sweatshirt's "Chum," Frank Ocean's "Forrest Gump," St Vincent's "Cheerleader," amongst others. As part of the Pitchfork Director ID series, Hiro talks shop and craft about making videos in the YouTube era, as being influenced by Ron Mueck.
Music // Friday, October 03, 2014
We have been anticipating Flying Lotus' new album, "You're Dead," all summer long, and the album is set to hit... er, shops(?) on October 6/7 via Warp Records. Hiro Mural just directed the video for the track "Never Catch Me" featuring a well-played vocal by Kendrick Lamar. Beautiful video, great track... can't wait to hear the whole thing.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Pedro Bell busted into public consciousness in 1973 as the artist who visualized the ass-shaking, mind-expanding sounds of George Clinton and P-Funk. A Chicago-bred skepticism mixed with psychedelic color, strong narrative and a pen and ink illustrative sense turned P-Funk album covers into an adventure for the mind. "I dropped P-Funk a hand-designed envelope duplicating a dollar bill with the address where the serial number is supposed to go," remembers Bell.
Music // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Let's get Escher. Metronomy is a band that understands how to make a good music video, a memorable one, one with a little extra touch of artistic detail in every video. For their new single, Month of Sundays, the band had director Callum Cooper create a visual look. The director told Nowness, "When I heard the track, the stark harmonies brought to mind the Russian children’s choirs of the 1970s."
Music // Friday, August 22, 2014
One of the absolute best albums of the year in the rock category would be The War On Drugs' "Lost In the Dream." The opening track, "Under the Pressure," now has a music video directed by Houmam. If you like hazy, long road trips, perhaps accompanied by a few mushrooms, then you will enjoy this.
Music // Thursday, August 21, 2014
We have a close Juxta-family connection with Action Bronson, and when we caught a look at his newest video for the track "Easy Rider," a video that pays homage to the 1969 Peter Fonda/Dennis Hopper film, we pretty became convinced that Action is having the most fun in the music industry at the moment. Directed by Tom Gould and coming off the upcoming LP, "Mr Wonderful," ... enjoy.
Music // Thursday, August 14, 2014
Flying Lotus is a huge favorite in the Juxtapoz office, and it seems like the Southern California-based musician has always emphaszied a great deal on his companion artwork for all the music he makes. OnOctober 6/7, Warp Records will release "You're Dead!", the new LP from Flying Lotus featuring Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa and more. FlyLo previews the album with a psychedelic journey, a "shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife." As he notes, "The album isn’t about the end, it’s really the beginning...". Let's get there.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 12, 2014
We are all recovering from a long but memorable three days in Golden Gate Park at Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival where, for the fourth year in a row, curated art throughout the park in addition to Mike Shine and the Dr. Flotsam's Hell Brew Revue carnival set-up in the woods. We also caught performances by Kanye West, Artic Monkeys, Spoon, Tegan & Sara, Haim, The Flaming Lips, The Killers, and many more! Check out this photo recap of this year's music and musicians...
Music // Wednesday, August 06, 2014
As you know, we are once again heading to the Outside Lands Music and Art Festival in SF this weekend (August 8-10, 2014), and while most people are getting ready for Kanye, Arctic Monkeys, Tom Petty, Lykke Li, Death Cab, or The Flaming Lips, there are a few bands of note playing in the afternoons that we are the most excited about. Woods would be one of those bands. They have always kept the DIY aesthetic true to their hearts, and we love their new video for "New Light" animated by John Andrews. Go see them on Sunday, August 10 at 1:10pm on the Sutro Stage. And get their new LP, With Light And With Love.
Music // Wednesday, August 06, 2014
For a music video this is sheer brilliance, instant perfection, and damn fine entertainment. Ian Robertson directs Oliver $ and Jimi Jules song "Pushing On" into a instant classic. A simple idea, shot beautifully for an upbeat catchy tune.