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Lianne La Havas's song "What You Don't Do," from her new album, Blood, and The Staves' "Black and White," from their new album, If I Was, have made NPR's Heavy Rotation, the monthly list of Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing. La Havas is "glowing, her voice as rich as ever," says KCRW's Anne Litt. "There's no doubt that Lianne La Havas is a powerhouse with a full heart, creating music that's sweeping, inspiring and downright fun." The Staves "are incredible performers with unmatched harmonies," says WFUV's Russ Borris. The album "is a stunning piece of work with a beauty that connects and cuts at the same time," with this song "exemplifying what makes this band unique and impressive."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-lianne-la-havas-new-album-blood-streaming-full-npr-first-listen-2015-07-27July 27, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas's new album, Blood, is out this Friday, July 31. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full all this week in the US as an NPR First Listen. Her 2012 debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, was "wonderfully refreshing," says NPR's Tom Moon. And on the new album, she's created songs like the single "What You Don't Do," which features "the kind of stunning, kinetic performance we rarely hear on the radio these days." Blood showcases an eclectic range of songs and moods, and it's "unusual to hear a singer so confident in her ability to bring the extremes (particularly the quiet ones) across so vividly."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-releases-gorecki-symphony-4-box-set-symphony-3-lp-2015-07-17July 17, 2015|0 commentsNonesuch Releases Henryk Górecki's Symphony No. 4, Box Set Retrospective, and Symphony No. 3 LP October 16
Nonesuch releases the late Henryk Górecki’s final composition, Symphony No. 4, Tansman Episodes, on October 16, 2015. The recording was made during the 2014 world premiere performance at Royal Festival Hall with London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrey Boreyko. The piece was incomplete at the time of Górecki’s 2010 death; however the score had precise indications for orchestration, which Górecki’s son Mikolaj, also a composer, used to complete it. Symphony No. 4 will be released individually and as part of Henryk Górecki: A Nonesuch Retrospective, a seven-disc box set of all Nonesuch recordings of Górecki works. The first vinyl LP of the beloved 1992 Nonesuch recording of his Symphony No. 3 also will be released. Pre-orders are available in the Nonesuch Store.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-lianne-la-havas-performs-spotify-session-songs-new-album-blood-2015-07-17July 17, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas recently stopped by the Spotify studios in London to perform three songs from her forthcoming album, Blood—"Unstoppable," "Green & Gold," and "Midnight"—and the alt-J tune "Warm Foothills." You can hear the session and more here. La Havas recently performed "Midnight" for Nylon in a rather different venue: the shower. "In 2015, there are few artists with the ability to evoke soulful, serious emotions in a light, accessible way," says the magazine. "Lianna La Havas is one of them ... Prepare for goosebumps."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-rhiannon-giddens-cry-no-more-video-response-charleston-shooting-2015-07-16July 16, 2015|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens has written a new song, entitled "Cry No More," in response to the tragic shooting of nine parishioners at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC, in June. She brought together friends and band members to film a video for the song, which she co-wrote with her sister Lalenja Harrington, at the United Congregational Church in her home town of Greensboro, NC. The video, directed by filmmaker Harvey Robinson, premiered via NPR Music. You can watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-jeremy-denk-new-barbican-autumn-weekend-festival-2015-07-16July 16, 2015|0 comments
John Adams and Jeremy Denk will take part in a new weekend festival at the Barbican in London: Sound Unbound: The Barbican Classical Weekender, October 31 and November 1, 2015. This event will take over the Barbican Centre and surrounding venues featuring over 50 concerts across 48 hours in different locations, with performances from Jeremy Denk, a concert from the London Symphony Orchestra led by John Adams, and music by Adams, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Beethoven, Mozart, and more. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 17.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tourhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-concert-review-ny-times-sheer-grace-her-voice-2015-07-13
Lianne La Havas made a brief trip to the US for a set at the Essence Festival and sold-out shows in LA and NYC last week. "[W]hat comes across first is the sheer grace of her voice," says the New York Times review of the NYC show. "It can be a breathy purr, a lilting tease, a liquid confession or a torchy declaration ... She was already distinctive on her 2012 debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, which fused neo-soul, folk and jazz in songs built around her briskly syncopated guitar playing, often juggling three-against-two patterns behind supple tunes ... Her music pushes further in the songs on [her new album,] Blood." La Havas returns to North America to tour this fall.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour Reviewshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/staves-if-i-was-wfuv-new-dig-most-achingly-beautiful-album-2015-07-13The Staves' "If I Was" Is WFUV's New Dig: "Perhaps the Most Achingly Beautiful Album Released This Year"
The Staves' new album, If I Was, "is perhaps the most achingly beautiful album released this year," exclaims New York NPR member station WFUV, which has named it New Dig of the week. "If I Was is a heavenly blend of soft, billowy folk and grand anthems of yearning, desire and heartbreak ... Discovering toughness and tenderness concurrently on this handsome release, The Staves are bright stars illuminating the pop music landscape." The trio will be at Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires Festival this weekend.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio Reviewshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-clapping-music-app-released
Steve Reich's Clapping Music is now an app. Developed by the London Sinfonietta, Queen Mary University of London, and Touchpress, Steve Reich’s Clapping Music offers an interactive experience in learning and understanding rhythmic patterns through Reich’s seminal work. In the new app, users learn to play the iconic piece, in which two performers clap a single but constantly shifting pattern for the entirety of the work. For those who perfect their Clapping Music skills, there is the opportunity to pit themselves against London Sinfonietta percussionists in competitions to perform live with the ensemble.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/arcs-outta-my-mind-my-mind-vinyl-7-inch-out-now-2015-07-10July 10, 2015|0 comments
The Arcs second vinyl 7-inch, featuring the song "Outta My Mind," off their forthcoming debut album, Yours, Dreamily, b/w "My Mind," a track exclusive to this vinyl release, is out now on Nonesuch Records. The 7-inch is available in the Nonesuch Store, Amazon, and independent record shops, and as part of the deluxe vinyl bundle at thearcs.com. This follows their first vinyl 7-inch, "Stay in My Corner" b/w "Tomato Can," and precedes the arrival of Yours, Dreamily, due September 4.