Music // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Vampire Weekend just released their new LP, Modern Vampires of the City, and over the weekend, we were quite surprised at how subtle and well-arranged the whole affair was. Aesthetically, the band has held their image very close to their sleeve through 3 albums, with smart design and humour. The video for "Diane Young" keeps in the same theme; guest appearences from friends in the Dirty Projectors, Walkmen, Santigold, Sky Ferreira, and masks and bare-chested men. Enjoy.
Music // Friday, May 31, 2013
Well this is a way to get the Friday going. Dvein has art directed and created this great short music video for the band The Vein and their track "Magma" that reminds us that taking drugs, looking at a portrait of Da Vinci, trying to mix paint, and then walking on a frozen tundra does wonders for the imagination.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Update: "The Sound of Never" has been extended through June 16th! Juxtapoz contributing editor, Joey Garfield, who recently edited our Beastie Boys issue, will be opening a solo show, The Sound of Never, at SILO Art Space in Chcago tomorrow night, May 18. Curated by Erik Debat, the works in the show are both sculptural, photography-based, and collage. If you are in Chicago, go see our man on the scene!!!
Music // Thursday, May 30, 2013
Artist Chris Johanson is pleased to present the third annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland celebrating soothecore, a new dimension of emotional, vibrant, and low volume music honoring of the quiet act of listening. The two-day event opens on Friday, May 31 through Saturday, June 1, 2013 at local arts and cultural organization Disjecta and is made possible with support from Generic Surplus.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 24, 2013
All month long, in conjunction with our special June Beastie Boys issue we have been bringing you special content, exclusive interviews, and beastie memories. It's Friday and we are watching the classic "Sabotage" over and over again here in the office....
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This morning rebel/activist/dissident/badass Chinese artist Ai Weiwei released a heavy metal single and music video on his website. The video and song, entitled Dumbass, features re-creations from his 81 days of detention. Also portraying the rock star fantasies he imagines his guards having, Ai Weiwei told the Guardian that his country was one of "crazy menace and inhuman conditions" and that the video shows an "inch-accurate" recreation of the cell, down to the wallpaper. "...stand on the frontline like a dumbass, in a country that puts out like a hooker. The fields are full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere... Fuck forgiveness, tolerance be damned, to hell with manners, the low-life's invincible." - Dumbass
Music // Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Queens of the Stone Age have been pumping the promotion of their new LP, ...Like Clockwork, all over the web over the past month, and we have been excited to see one of our favorite artists, Boneface, get the attention he deserves. The artist created the album cover artwork for QOTSA, and now has over 15 minutes of animation going along with Queens' new music. Epic.
Music // Friday, May 17, 2013
San Francisco-based graphic artist Scott Hansen goes by the name ISO50 when he works on his photography and design works. And much of it has the look of this video. When he does said video as a musician, he is Tycho, the music producer who makes what we would call "summertime ambiance." This is the video for his new track, "Ascension," directed by Charles Bergquist. Enjoy the psychedelic flourishes.
Music // Thursday, May 16, 2013
Get ready. It will be the Summer of Daft Punk. We have been streaming the new album, Random Access Memories in the office all week, and we admit, this is will be a good soundtrack for a mellow night out or something more Parisian disco if you so want to go Parisian Disco. Daehyun Kim, who we have featured in the magazine this year, just did an illustration in honor of Daft Punk's new album, and shared with us the final piece and some detail shots.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Our Beastie Boys issue is now out in the world, and today we look at the contributions of Todd James, known sometimes as REAS, to the BBoys canon. James created a few animations and graphic works for the Beasties, including the Dusted Elephant. He also created the animated sequence for the 1992 B-side, "The Skills to Pay the Bills."