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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/devendra-banhart-new-song-saturday-night-forthcoming-album-ape-pink-marble-2016-08-29
    August 29, 2016|0 comments

    Devendra Banhart, whose new album, Ape in Pink Marble, is due out September 23, has unveiled a second track off the album: "Saturday Night," which can be heard here. The track is also available to download now with pre-orders of the new album—which Uncut calls "excellent"—on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, along with the previously released album opener, "Middle Names." Nonesuch Store CD and vinyl pre-orders also include an exclusive, limited-edition autographed print of a drawing by Banhart.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/punch-brothers-chris-eldridge-paul-kowert-join-chris-thile-prairie-home-companion-band-2016-08-25
    August 25, 2016|0 comments

    Chris Thile, who will take over for Garrison Keillor as the new host of the beloved public radio program A Prairie Home Companion this fall, has announced a few of the musicians who will join him as the show's house band, along with pianist Rich Dworsky. Among them are two of Thile's fellow Punch Brothers: Chris Eldridge on guitar and Paul Kowert on bass. You can watch Thile give a snapshot of the house band in the video from the show here. Thile will host the new season of A Prairie Home Companion beginning on October 15.

     

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nico-muhly-teitur-confessions-october-21-nonesuch-records-2016-08-23
    August 23, 2016|0 comments

    Nonesuch Records releases Confessions, a collaboration between the acclaimed American composer Nico Muhly and the Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur, on October 21, 2016; the vinyl is due November 4. The two musicians began work on the project when Muhly was composer-in-residence at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The songs' lyrics were inspired by or culled from video and commentary the pair found on YouTube. Confessions was recorded with Holland Baroque and is available to preorder with an instant download of the track "Describe You," which you can hear here. Muhly and Teitur will perform songs from the album with New York Baroque Incorporated at (le) Poisson Rouge in NYC on October 21 and with British Sinfonietta at Cadogan Hall in London on October 29.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/paul-thomas-anderson-richard-linklater-joel-ethan-coen-darren-aronofsky-bbc-culture-100-greatest-films-2016
    August 23, 2016|0 comments

    BBC Culture has just released its list of the 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century so far, and among them are three films by Paul Thomas Anderson—There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Inherent Vice, all of which feature scores by Jonny Greenwood—along with Richard Linklater's Boyhood, Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis, and Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream, for all six of which Nonesuch Records released the film soundtracks. BBC Culture says: "Film-making today, whether massively expensive or made with tiny budgets, shot on celluloid or video is thriving artistically as much as it ever has."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-nonesuch-debut-album-life-string-released-15-years-ago-2016-08-21
    August 22, 2016|1 comments

    Laurie Anderson released her Nonesuch Records debut album 15 years ago today, August 21, 2001. It's "sparse, haunted, intimate," said Rolling Stone of the album. "Laurie Anderson is a singer-songwriter of crushing poignance." With Life on a String, she turned her view inward, creating one of the most personal recordings of her career; she played violin on a record for the first time since her debut album, Big Science. Guest musicians include Bill Frisell, Lou Reed, and Van Dyke Parks. You can hear the album's title track here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-events-weekend-august-19-21-2016
    August 19, 2016|0 comments

    Kronos Quartet tours Europe, from Slovakia to Spain ... The Arcs play a free show in Montauk ... Lake Street Dive continues its Side Pony tour in Colorado, at Red Rocks and Steamboat Springs ... Conor Oberst is in Colorado too, headlining the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival ...Punch Brothers perform at Children's Cancer Association benefit in Oregon ... and more ...

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-scheherazade2-september-30-violinist-leila-josefowicz-st-louis-symphony-2016-08-17
    August 17, 2016|0 comments

    Nonesuch releases John Adams's Scheherazade.2 on September 30, 2016. The 50-minute "dramatic symphony" was written for the violinist Leila Josefowicz, who performs it here with the St. Louis Symphony led by Music Director David Robertson; Chester Englander is the cimbalom soloist. In the piece, Adams imagines a modern day Scheherazade, an "empowered, liberated spirit embodied in the multifaceted solo violin role," he says. "Scheherazade.2 is also a virtuoso romantic symphony-concerto on the grand scale which acknowledges its predecessors in works by Sibelius, Prokofiev, Bartók, and Berg." He and Josefowicz will perform Scheherazade.2 with orchestras in Europe this fall.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/emmylou-harris-tour-steve-earle-patty-griffin-buddy-miller-milk-carton-kids-refugee-awareness-2016-08-17
    August 17, 2016|2 comments

    Emmylou Harris will tour North America this fall with special guests Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and The Milk Carton Kids (not all artists will appear at all venues). The 11-stop tour, Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees, will raise awareness for the unprecedented worldwide refugee crisis. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS) will host this singer/songwriter tour in support of the organization's Global Education Initiative. "After witnessing firsthand the work of JRS in Ethiopia this past June, I have never been more inspired to champion such a critical cause," said Harris. "The better angels of our nature call upon us to act with compassion and not with fear in the face of so much suffering."

     

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-nonesuch-records-debut-album-released-30-years-ago-2016-08-15
    August 15, 2016|0 comments

    Kronos Quartet released its Nonesuch Records debut album 30 years ago today, August 15, 1986. The self-titled album includes works by Peter Sculthorpe, Aulis Sallinen, Philip Glass, Conlon Nancarrow, and Jimi Hendrix. The Washington Post praised the group's "breadth of vision" throughout a collection "devoted to some of the most imaginative music of our time." The New York Times called it "the best recorded anthology yet to capture the heady diversity of musical idioms that this San Francisco quartet espouses."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-releases-live-recording-say-little-prayer-ahead-us-tour-2016-08-12
    August 12, 2016|0 comments

    Lianne La Havas will follow a summer spent on a 37-concert, 15-country tour with Coldplay, including four sold-out nights at Wembley Stadium, with a return to the US this fall to play 17 dates with Leon Bridges and four shows with her own band in NYC, LA, New Orleans, and Atlanta. Ahead of the tour, she has released a solo acoustic cover of the beloved Burt Bacharach/Hal David song "I Say a Little Prayer," recorded live at the Rock Werchter festival in Brussels earlier this year, available now. You can watch a video of the performance here.

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