Monday, July 13, 2015|0 commentsThe 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 ReviewsArtist NewsMonday, July 13, 2015|0 comments
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 NewsArtist NewsFriday, July 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.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsTuesday, July 7, 2015|0 comments
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, which kicked off the European leg of its tour over the weekend, stopped by the KPLU-FM studios in Seattle during the recent US leg of the tour to discuss and perform from their just-released self-titled debut album, which host Abe Beeson calls "the jazz album of the year so far." Watch the band's KPLU performances of the album's first two tracks, "As This Moment Slips Away" and "Beauty Has It Hard," here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio VideoArtist NewsTuesday, June 30, 2015|0 comments
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman has unveiled a brief video of the group—saxophonist Joshua Redman and The Bad Plus, bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King—at Brooklyn Recording studio as they made their just-released self-titled debut album. You can watch the short piece, set to an excerpt of the album track "As This Moment Slips Away," here. The band kicks off the European leg of its tour this weekend.