Friday, August 28, 2015|0 commentsThe Arcs to Perform NPR Music First Listen Live Show at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City
The Arcs will perform music from their forthcoming debut album, Yours, Dreamily, due Friday, September 4, at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Wednesday, September 9, in New York City as the first concert of the season in NPR Music's First Listen Live series. Tickets to this extremely intimate show will be available exclusively through a trivia contest on NPR Music's Twitter on Monday, August 31, and Tuesday, September 1. Follow @NPRMusic, @TheArcs, and @HousingWorksBKS on Twitter for details.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour RadioRadioThursday, August 27, 2015|0 comments
The Arcs' debut album, Yours, Dreamily, out next Friday, September 4, is streaming in full till then in various spots around the world. "Right from the drop, Yours, Dreamily, ignites like a cigarette flicked on a stream of gasoline," exclaims NPR. It's "one of [Dan] Auerbach's most ambitious and fully realized albums." "Dan Auerbach never fails to impress," writes NME, calling The Arcs "a laid back, gritty soul collective." CBC Music says: "Yours, Dreamily, feels off the cuff, inspired, and is a completely immersive experience."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News RadioRadioMonday, August 10, 2015|0 commentsLianne La Havas's "Blood" Is WFUV's New Dig: "Her Wonderfully Powerful Voice Soars Majestically Over Sunshine-Dappled Melodies"
Lianne La Havas's new album, Blood, is WFUV's New Dig. "Blood stretches La Havas’s scope as a songwriter, singer and guitarist, embracing neo-soul and jazz, while peppering the proceedings with dashes of R&B, reggae, and doo wop," says WFUV. "Her voice is wonderfully powerful and full; it rings clearly and soars majestically over her sunshine-dappled melodies." Blood was The Current's Album of the Week: "Blood showcases La Havas as a powerhouse vocalist, her voice lilting and floating like a butterfly over the music in one instant and slamming down with force and a gritty roughness the next moment ... It's an album you'll want to learn the lyrics of so you can sing along to it—loudly."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioRadioThursday, August 6, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas spoke with NPR's All Things Considered about her new album, Blood. "At 25, British singer Lianne La Havas has established herself as a musical triple threat: she's a guitarist, songwriter, and a soulful vocalist," says host Audie Cornish. "La Havas draws on her heritage for inspiration: Her father is Greek, her mother Jamaican, and it was a trip to Jamaica after her first tour that got her thinking about music in a new way." Hear their conversation here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioRadioWednesday, August 5, 2015|0 commentsRhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers Southern Fried Fest Sets Featured on BBC Radio Scotland's "Another Country"
Rhiannon Giddens and Punch Brothers' double bill at the Southern Fried Festival in Perth, Scotland, on Friday was featured on a two-hour show of festival highlights on BBC Radio Scotland's Another Country with Ricky Ross. The first hour is devoted to Giddens, the second hour to Punch Brothers. You can hear it at bbc.co.uk. The concert earned perfect five star reviews from both the Scotsman and the Herald Scotland, which calls Giddens' set "sensational" and Punch Brothers' "breath-taking."