Music // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Damon Albarn, lead singer of Blur, Gorillaz, and a few other projects of note, is set to release his own first solo album, Everyday Robots, on April 29, 2014, and is kicking off the release with a video for the title track. The video is directed by artist and designer Aitor Throup and "uses CGI software and actual cranial scans to create a unique digital portrait of Damon." Go watch...
Music // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It has been a question that has dogged the Western world for nearly 13 years: what do we do with CDs? Look, we love Catch A Fire as much as the next gal/guy, but really, you can love that no matter what medium. Mirco Pagano and Moreno De Turco have taken the CDs of famous rock icons and made a portrait out of them. Of that particular icon to be exact.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 07, 2013
This past Thursday night, Juxtapoz, Converse, and Chandran Gallery teamed up to bring The Black Lips to the Shore Club South Beach for a special poolside performance. What became of the night was a bit of perfect garage rock, a great DJ set by Roofeeo of TV on the Radio, some girls taking their tops of and jumping in the pool, some boys taking their shirts off and jumping in the pool, and maybe something extra for the pool. Amazing night.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 03, 2013
A little something special for the post-Basel, pre-Christmas and New Year cheer in the art world will be going down in Los Angeles at Subliminal Projects on December 19, 2013. Shepard Fairey and photographer Dennis Morris have collaborated on a series of paintings, prints and photographs in "SID: Superman Is Dead," work created around the Sex Pistols and legendary bassist Sid Vicious. An installation of a hotel room Sid destroyed after a night of drinks, drugs, and depression in 1977 will also be on view.
Music // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
The YouTube Music Awards premiered this past weekend, streamed live, and was so... well, random, that we couldn't quite pinpoint if we enjoyed ourselves or found ourselves waiting for a disaster. It didn't come, and we really did enjoy the Arcade Fire portion, where they played Reflektor highlight, "Afterlife", done in conjunction with Spike Jonze directing Greta Gerwig to dance. And dance she did.
Music // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Over the past two months or so, Arcade Fire's return has been one of the highlights of the fall music release schedule. For us, we have always been huge Arcade Fire fans not just because of the music but because of the care and attention they put into their album art design and entire look for a tour and stage production. Whether having Spike Jonze direct a short in conjunction with The Suburbs LP, or their new media experiments on their website, the Montreal-band pays close attention to art in relation to their music. Their newest LP, Reflektor, takes this care to a new level...
Music // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A brilliant use of 30 minutes of your day would be to watch this documentary on electronic music, "What the Future Sounded Like," a great find from our friends over at TWBE. "Post-war Britain rebuilt itself on a wave of scientific and industrial breakthroughs that culminated in the cultural revolution of the 1960’s. In this atmosphere was born the Electronic Music Studios (EMS), a radical group of avant-garde electronic musicians who utilized technology and experimentation to compose a futuristic electronic sound-scape for the New Britain."
Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 19, 2013
André Karpov, with his swoony voice and epic shoulders, seems as though he stepped out of an Americana doc highlighting the brave broad range of the Mendocino coast children. The story begins: In the Pacific Northwest where the land meets the water, lived a cynical gull and an amiable otter.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 20, 2013
Yes, this is a Smashing Pumpkins reference. Joram Roukes, featured earlier this year in our print edition, will open a new show, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, at B15 Gallery in Copenhagen on September 27, 2013. As the gallery notes, Joram has "orchestrated the works with respect for the bands original idea, which has been to instill fans with both sadness and hope."
Music // Wednesday, September 18, 2013
We are big fans of the mind of Mark Mothersbaugh. From Rugrats to Life Aquatic, and aside from co-founding Devo, the man has composed an absolutely insane amount of music for tv shows and movies and along the way created all kinds of art. In this video for an event at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Mothersbaugh talks about his 3am work habits, gives some sagely advice on technology and art, and rocks out with the weirdest presets on an organ. A nice little watch for sure.