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  • Friday, June 15, 2018

    Olivia Chaney's new album, Shelter, is out now on Nonesuch. Produced by Thomas Bartlett, the album is eight original songs plus Chaney's takes on songs by Purcell and the Everly Brothers. She has also released a video for the track "House on a Hill," filmed at the rustic, 18th-century cottage in the hills of the North Yorkshire Moors where she made the record. Watch it here. The Observer cites Chaney's "dazzling vocals" and calls Shelter "an elegant, luminous album." Uncut calls it "transcendent refuge from the storm." The Daily Mirror says it's "a triumph." Chaney performs in London on June 19; tickets are on sale now for her North American summer tour.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Video
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Punch Brothers' first self-produced album, All Ashore, is due July 20, 2018, from Nonesuch, with the vinyl on September 7. The record includes nine original songs written by the band. "It's a meditation on committed relationships in the present day, particularly in the present political climate," says Chris Thile. Pre-order in the Nonesuch Store to download two songs now and get an exclusive print signed by the band. Watch a video for "It's All Part of the Plan," filmed in Nashville, here. Punch Brothers play the Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 24 before embarking on a US tour.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News On Tour
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Rostam releases Half-Light Remixes: EP 1—reimagined versions of four tracks from his 2017 debut album, Half-Light—today. The EP features new takes on "Gwan" from Tourist, "Warning Intruders" from Jim-E Stack, "Half-Light" from Instupendo, and "Bike Dream" from Matsor Projects. Rostam kicks off a tour of Europe and the UK with performances with festival sets at Primavera Sound in Barcelona today and All Points East in London on Saturday, followed by shows in France, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, and a return to the UK for two nights in London.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, May 25, 2018

    Joshua Redman is joined by drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and cornetist Ron Miles for Still Dreaming, an album inspired by his father Dewey Redman's band Old and New Dreams, out now. That band had an all-star lineup of Ornette Coleman collaborators: Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell. "Consistently riveting," says the Washington Post. "It all makes for a jazz adventure that begs for repeated listening," says the Lexington Herald-Leader. "The more you tune in, the more you hear the present day curators of a sublime jazz legacy forging its music into something unmistakably new."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Reviews
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Cheers to Olivia Chaney, who has been busy signing the limited-edition prints included with pre-orders of her new album, Shelter, exclusively in the Nonesuch Store. Pre-orders also include an instant download of the album tracks "IOU" and "Roman Holiday," which you can hear here, and a download of the complete album available from release day, June 15. Tickets are on sale now for album release shows in NYC and London in June.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, May 18, 2018

    Brad Mehldau Trio's new album, Seymour Reads the Constitution! , is out now. The pianist and his longtime trio—drummer Jeff Ballard and bassist Larry Grenadier—perform three Mehldau originals combined with interpretations of pop songs (Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson), jazz tunes (Elmo Hope, Sam Rivers), and the American songbook (Frederick Loewe). "This is sumptuous, collective improvisation of the highest order," exclaims The Arts Desk's five-star review. "It's so good, it sounds effortless ... Gorgeous."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Reviews
  • Friday, May 18, 2018

    Thomas Bartlett and Nico Muhly's Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music is out now. The album is nine songs written by the duo plus three gamelan transcriptions by ethnomusicologist Colin McPhee that inspired the songs. Bartlett and Muhly play pianos and keyboards on the album, and Bartlett sings, joined by others on strings and metallic pitched percussion. Bartlett and Muhly perform from Peter Pears at LPR in NYC on May 24, National Concert Hall in Dublin on June 6, and LSO St Luke's in London on June 8.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Still Dreaming, the new album from saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman, drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and trumpeter Ron Miles, out next Friday, May 25, is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen. The album was inspired by the band Old and New Dreams, of which Joshua Redman's father Dewey was a member and which had an all-star lineup of Ornette Coleman collaborators. "The rhythmic undertow in this band feels true to its inspiration, as does the airtight-yet-relaxed rapport between Redman and Miles," says NPR's Nate Chinen.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Radio
  • Monday, May 14, 2018

    Congratulations to Lake Street Dive, whose new album, Free Yourself Up, has debuted at No. 4 on the Top Album Chart and No. 8 in the Billboard Top 200 Chart—a first for the band, with their highest sales week to date. The band's last album, 2014's Side Pony, debuted at No. 11 on the Top Album Chart and No. 29 on the Billboard 200.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    The first recording of John Adams's 2005 opera, Doctor Atomic, is due June 29 on Nonesuch. The composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with a cast led by Gerald Finley and Julia Bullock. Longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources. "A magnificent accomplishment," exclaims the Los Angeles Times. "It contains music of unearthly splendor." Pre-order to download the aria "Batter my heart" and the chorus "At the sight of this" now.

    Journal Topics: Album Release
  • Friday, May 4, 2018

    Lake Street Dive's new album, Free Yourself Up, is out now. Today also marks the start of an extensive Free Yourself Up tour, which begins with an intimate show at The Sinclair in the band's original home of Boston tonight. And Lake Street Dive has released the official music video for the album track "Good Kisser," directed by Bianca Giaever, which you can watch here. The band will perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, May 7.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News On Tour Video
  • Friday, May 4, 2018

    A limited number of Fleet Foxes' new vinyl 7" single "Crack-Up" (Choral Version) b/w "In the Morning" (Live in Switzerland), first released for Record Store Day 2018, is now available in the Nonesuch Store, where it is also available to download. It is also available digitally everywhere. The release features a special recording of the title track to their 2017 album Crack-Up, performed with the Icelandic women’s choir Graduale Nobili in Reykjavik, as well as an intimate version of "In the Morning" recorded live at the 2017 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News

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