Thursday, October 29, 2015|15 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.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoVideoWednesday, October 28, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas was a special guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, sitting in with the house band, led by Jon Batiste, throughout the show. Other guests included Anthony Bourdain, Carrie Brownstein, and ... Hillary Clinton. La Havas also performed a web-exclusive take on the song "Green & Gold," off her new album, Blood. Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoVideoThursday, October 22, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas was the guest on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic earlier this week. She spoke with host Jason Bentley and performed six songs from her new album, Blood, and one from her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?. You can watch the complete 40-minute session here. La Havas's US tour concludes with shows in Dallas, Austin, Atlanta, and Nashville.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio VideoVideoWednesday, October 14, 2015|0 comments
As announced last week, Nonesuch Records will release Junun, an album from composer/musician Shye Ben Tzur, guitarist Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express, a group of Indian qawwali musicians, in November. Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson documented the recording sessions inside the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India. You can watch a clip from the film featuring the album track "Roked" here; the track is available to download now with album preorders. "Suddenly," The New Yorker writes in an article on Junun, "a person knows what it feels like to occupy a moment completely."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoMonday, October 5, 2015|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens has unveiled the official music video for "Black Is the Color," off her debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. The video, directed by Peter Zavadil, premiered as an NPR Music First Watch. "We all had such a great time filming this video," says Giddens, "and were so honored to set our story—an old love story rediscovered—on the campus of Fisk University, a Nashville HBCU that dates back to 1866. The Fisk Jubilee Singers were among the first African-American performance groups to tour America and Europe, and they single-handedly kept their school from closing its doors with the money they raised with their singing." Watch it here.