Monday, November 2, 2015|1 comments
Lianne La Havas, who recently closed out a month-long North American tour with a performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, has just unveiled the official music video for the song she played for the show: "Green & Gold," from her new album, Blood. Watch the video here. La Havas is back in the UK, where she is up for two of the major awards at this week’s MOBO Awards. It was just announced that she will play an Albert Sessions show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on March 14.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoArtist News
Paul Thomas Anderson's film Junun, which documents the recording of Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express's forthcoming album of the same name, received its world premiere at Lincoln Center as part of the New York Film Festival on October 8. After the screening, Anderson joined festival director Kent Jones for a brief discussion of the film. Their conversation opens a recent episode of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's podcast, The Close-Up, which calls Junun "pure magic." Hear the podcast here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmArtist News
The original Buena Vista Social Club album, produced by Ry Cooder and released in 1997, became a worldwide cultural phenomenon and helped to introduce Cuba’s rich musical heritage and pre-revolutionary past to the world. Now, almost two decades later, World Circuit Records reissues the album on vinyl as a double-LP, out now, distributed in North America by Nonesuch Records. For this vinyl reissue, the studio recordings have been cut from the original analogue half-inch tapes and mastered by Bernie Grundman (engineer of the original release), and pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist News
Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour kicks off a rare, two-week tour of North America, starting at Terminal 5 in New York City this Sunday night. The tour then heads west for shows in Boulder, Mesa, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Seattle, and Vancouver, before returning east for stops in Montreal, Toronto, Ann Arbor, and Columbus.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsThursday, October 29, 2015|13 comments
Natalie Merchant was a guest on the Today show this morning, performing "Jealousy" and "Wonder" from her forthcoming album, Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings. The album, due out next Friday, November 6, features new recordings of the beloved songs of her multi-platinum solo debut album, Tigerlily, as they have evolved over two decades of live performance. Watch the performances here. The documentary film that accompanies the album is being screened at theaters across the US, including Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, NY, where Merchant answers questions tonight.