Monday, December 3, 2012|0 commentsNonesuch Records Signs Singer/Songwriter Devendra Banhart, Releases Label Debut, "Mala," in Spring 2013
Devendra Banhart, who has just been signed to Nonesuch Records, releases his label debut, Mala, in the spring of 2013. The singer/songwriter co-produced the record with his longtime bandmate, guitarist Noah Georgeson. Further details about the album and its release will be announced shortly, as will upcoming festival and tour dates.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsAlbum ReleaseTuesday, November 20, 2012|4 commentsThe Met’s Production of John Adams’ "Nixon in China," Conducted by the Composer, Out Now on Blu-ray/DVD
The Metropolitan Opera’s performance of John Adams’ Nixon in China, with the composer conducting, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD together in one package from Nonesuch Records. The Met’s production, staged by Adams’ longtime collaborator Peter Sellars, stars James Maddalena as Richard Nixon. Nixon in China was recorded and broadcast live in movie theaters around the world as a part of The Met: Live in HD on February 12, 2011—10 days after the opera received its Met premiere.The San Jose Mercury News features the Blu-ray/DVD in its holiday Gift Guide, calling Adams' score "multigeared and multicolored, transforming like a kaleidoscopic engine."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News VideoAlbum ReleaseFriday, November 16, 2012|0 commentsNonesuch Releases Pat Metheny’s "The Orchestrion Project" on February 12; Pre-Order the Two-Disc Set to Download Track NowRead more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsAlbum ReleaseTuesday, November 13, 2012|0 comments
Today marks the release of Punch Brothers’ new five-song EP, Ahoy!. Recorded during the Nashville sessions for their critically acclaimed 2012 album Who’s Feeling Young Now?, these tracks also were produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse). This EP includes songs by Josh Ritter, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Punch Brothers, and Mclusky, along with one traditional tune, arranged by Punch Brothers. The band's recent tour stop in Edinburgh led the Herald to exclaims that "this was the sort of event for which the term gig of the year was coined."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsAlbum ReleaseTuesday, November 13, 2012|1 commentsNatalie Merchant's "Leave Your Sleep" Picture Book, Illustrated by Barbara McClintock, With CD, Out Now
The new picture book from Natalie Merchant and award-winning children's book illustrator Barbara McClintock based on Leave Your Sleep, Merchant's double-album of classic children's poetry adapted to music, is out today. Frances Foster Books, an imprint of Farrar Straus Giroux and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, has published this beautiful hard-cover, 48-page, full-color book including a CD with 19 songs. It is now available in the Nonesuch Store.