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Punch Brothers' new album, The Phosphorescent Blues, is due out next week (with vinyl due February 24). But you don't need to wait till then to hear it. The new album is streaming in full all this week exclusively via Press Play series, "where The New York Times debuts noteworthy new music." The band kicks off a brief tour of Ireland and the UK this week; the US tour starts February 20.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsTuesday, January 20, 2015|0 commentsNico Muhly’s “Excellent” “Two Boys” Recording Confirms “Striking New Compositional Voice,” Says Opera Magazine
In the "excellent" Nonesuch release of Nico Muhly’s opera Two Boys, recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera, the piece “emerges quite wonderfully, confirming the arrival on the operatic scene of a mature and striking new compositional voice,” raves Opera magazine. “The opera is a work of great insight and compassion, with principal themes that loom large in the modern world,” says the magazine. “The eclectic score is deeply affecting … [Muhly’s] lyrical gifts glow brightly … The choral writing is marvelous; most memorably, the chorale that closes the opera leads the music onto an exquisitely rarefied plain.” The review concludes: “the CD is very strongly recommended.”Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News ReviewsArtist NewsFriday, January 16, 2015|0 comments
Congratulations to Boyhood, winner of four Critics Choice Movie Awards: Best Picture, Best Director for Richard Linklater, Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette, and Best Young Actor for Ellar Coltrane, who, as Mason, the titular boy, literally grows up on screen over the 12 years the film was shot. The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. The winners were announced last night, live from the Hollywood Palladium, in a show broadcast live on A&E.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmArtist NewsThursday, January 15, 2015|0 comments
Congratulations to Boyhood, which has been nominated for six Academy Awards: Best Picture; Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, Richard Linklater; Best Supporting Actor, Ethan Hawke; Best Supporting Actress, Patricia Arquette; and Best Editing, Sandra Adair. Congratulations as well to Inherent Vice, which received Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for Paul Thomas Anderson, after the Thomas Pynchon novel, and Best Costume Design, Mark Bridges. The soundtracks for both films are out now on Nonesuch Records.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmArtist NewsThursday, January 15, 2015|0 comments
The Black Keys have been nominated for a BRIT Award for International Group. The BRIT Awards 2015 ceremony will take place at London's O2 Arena on Wednesday, February 25, broadcast live in the UK on ITV. The band is up for three Grammy Awards this year, including Best Rock Album for Turn Blue.