Music // Friday, June 20, 2014
The French producer 20syl presents a neat new video for his “Kodama” single. Fusing layers of atmospheric warps, soulful piano chords and vocal snippets creating a cohesive sonic landscape, which to the naked ear may seem impossible to split apart...
Music // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
This video doesn't have any tricks, animation, car chases, etc. No, its just a celebration that Spoon is set to release a new album, They Want My Soul, and have released a new single/unoffcial video for "Rent I Pay." You can just hear a good tune and watch a silhouette of Brit Daniel playing his guitar.
Music // Thursday, June 05, 2014
Have you ever wanted to see Jack White as a tattoo? Actually, we are pretty sure many of our readers got White Stripes tattoos circa "Seven Nation Army." Well, now that Jack White is just Jack White, and not a Stripe or Raconteur, he is set to release a new LP, Lazaretto on June 10th, and here is the title track video directed by Jonas & Francois.
Music // Friday, May 30, 2014
In the next few months, Juxtapoz is going to be looking into the visual art behind one of underground hip-hop/jazz/music's true innovators, Madlib. If you are a fan, you know that the Beat Konducta has many monikers and identities, characters that he lets take centerstage over his own look. Madlib has long been associated with Stones Throw Records, and the label is the subject of a great new documentary, "Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records," that you can watch, buy, and stream online right now. See it, and get ready for some upcoming Juxtapoz coverage...
Music // Monday, May 05, 2014
A few weeks ago, we found an album cover for a Prefuse 73 record that blew our minds, but we couldn't find who the artist was. We just found out that Australian artist Dan McPharlin, who has an eye and hand for some incredible science fiction and surreal landscape works, is the man behind many great album covers.
Music // Friday, April 11, 2014
Album artwork has given pop-culture some of it's most iconic imagery that has been appropriated and manipulated by artists again and again. Artist Harvezt has taken a new approach to album art inspired artworks by creating the the opposite perspective. Harvezt's series titled The Dark Side of the Covers reverses the iconic scenes so that they are visualized from behind.
Music // Monday, April 07, 2014
Franc-Blanc is the bi-coastal duo of Graham French and Danny White, who after years of performing under the radar as Dangraham, have finished their debut album, "Since it's been so long." The nine tracks span two years of writing from their studio in Balboa Park (SF), to a retreat on Fogo Island in Newfoundland, to Danny's new home in NYC, using all hardware, with the exception of a few "phone-synth-riffs" composed on the Subway.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
We are just getting your calendars prepped for your mid-April exhibition schedule, and Shepard Fairey's "50 Shades of Black" should be checked out. The show is Shepard's third installment of his album cover series, and the 50 Shades of Black show is back on Fairey’s home turf of Los Angeles and the opening night event will include a performance by legendary DJ Z-Trip, who created the soundtrack to Fairey’s Sound & Vision show at Stolenspace in London.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 24, 2014
MF Doom recently designed his own signature pair of Clarks Originals Wallabees and to accompany the release, Charlie Robins and Joe Alexander shot this brilliant little promo video following Doom on a ride to Somerset village of Street, the location where the shoe was born.
Music // Saturday, March 01, 2014
We have shown you the work of South Korean artist Lee Jin Ju on the site in the past, and the artist has contributed album cover art for Pains of Being Pure at Heart's new LP, "Days of Abandon." (due April 22, 2014). The American band picked the painting "The Material of Mind," to be the cover, and now that Pains has released a single, lets listen in...