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Nonesuch Records releases James Farm’s sophomore album, City Folk, on October 27, 2014. The album features a new collection of ten original tunes written by all four members of the collaborative band: saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland. Redman says, “The first record was more of a proposition, almost a question. ‘What is James Farm?’ The second record is, in a certain sense, a partial answer.” The album is available for pre-order on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the opening song “Two Steps” from the record, written by Penman, which you can hear here.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsMonday, September 22, 2014|0 commentsLaurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet Bring "Landfall" to Brooklyn for Five Nights of Nonesuch Records at BAM
Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet bring Landfall, their first-ever collaboration, inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy, to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for five nights this week, September 23–27, for the Nonesuch Records at BAM celebration of the label's 50th anniversary. Landfall is an evocative meditation on transience, combining poignant texts and music fortified by innovative technology. Later this season, Anderson and Kronos perform the piece in Columbus, Austin, and Chicago.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsFriday, September 19, 2014|0 comments
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's stage musical Here Lies Love will open in Sydney, Australia, in May 2015 as the theatrical centerpiece of the Vivid Festival. "Here Lies Love is unlike any musical previously staged in Australia," says Australian producer Rodney Rigby; "it is a transformative experience with unique and immersive staging by director Alex Timbers, where actors perform on platforms and moving catwalks, creating a club-like environment whilst forging a special relationship between the actors and the audience." Here Lies Love performances continue in NYC and open in London on September 30.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsThursday, September 18, 2014|1 comments
Robert Plant put out the call for fans to create a music video for “Rainbow,” the first single off his new album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, via Genero.tv, the online community of filmmakers. From the more than 100 entries, Plant has selected the winning video, which was co-directed by Isabella and Lucien Spelman. You can watch it here. Robert Plant and his band The Sensational Space Shifters kick off a North American tour next week.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoArtist NewsThursday, September 18, 2014|0 comments
Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer have released a video of their performing "Big Top" from their new album, Bass & Mandolin. You can watch it here. The duo kicked off a North American tour this week in Vancouver. These "two giants of contemporary acoustic music ... managed to showcase exceptional chops while never falling into any of the tedious flash virtuosi so often are taken by," raves the Vancouver Sun. "It's a rare opportunity to be captivated by two such unusual instruments in a pairing. These two are truly special."