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Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis" is out now on Nonesuch Records. The two-disc collection captures a one-night-only concert held at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013 to celebrate the music of the Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis, featuring live performances by icons and rising stars of folk and Americana. They sang "in pitch perfect tone that left an oft-awestruck audience silently stunned," says the Los Angeles Times, "then vocally thrilled." The Independent on Sunday says it's "as excellent as you would expect with surprising collaborations and stately performances breathing new life into old songs and old fire into new ones."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News ReviewsArtist NewsTuesday, January 13, 2015|0 comments
Punch Brothers have released a new song, "My Oh My," from their forthcoming, T Bone Burnett–produced album, The Phosphorescent Blues. The song is available as an instant download with pre-orders of the new album, which is due out January 27, with the vinyl to follow on February 24. Listen to the song, as well as the two other instant-download tracks, "I Blew It Off" and Julep," here. Punch Brothers kicks off a brief tour of Ireland and the United Kingdom next week.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsTuesday, January 13, 2015|0 commentsNonesuch Releases Two Original Songs Written and Performed by Ethan Hawke from Richard Linklater’s "Boyhood"
Nonesuch Records, which released the soundtrack to Richard Linklater's film Boyhood last year, has now digitally released two additional songs written specifically for the movie by Ethan Hawke: “Split the Difference (Daddy’s Lullaby),” performed by Hawke and Charlie Sexton, and “Ryan’s Song,” performed by Hawke with Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, and Jennifer Tooley. “When Rick [Linklater] and I decided to make my character a songwriter," Hawke told the Hollywood Reporter, "he gave me the challenge to write some songs for the movie. We didn’t know at that time whether they would be in the movie or not, but it allowed me to take some time and get into character … If it had been a normal movie I never would have been able to come up with two songs, but I had 12 years!”Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsFriday, January 9, 2015|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens's take on "Black Is the Color," from her forthcoming solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, is featured on NPR Music's Songs We Love. On the new album, "Giddens takes songs strongly linked to iconic female performers ... and somehow comes out owning them," says World Cafe host David Dye. On "Black Is the Color," often linked to Nina Simone, "Giddens celebrates and soars. She's confident in her instincts and her abundant talent, and she should be."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioArtist NewsFriday, January 9, 2015|2 comments
London-based singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney, who is currently touring Australia, will soon take the tour to North America. Chaney will visit select cities in the US and Canada in advance of the release of her Nonesuch Records debut album, starting at the World Café Live in Philadelphia on February 4, followed by stops in New York City, Brooklyn, Cambridge, Toronto, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Stay tuned for details of Olivia Chaney’s forthcoming Nonesuch Records debut album and pre-order information coming soon.