Thursday, March 7, 2013
Watch: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Perform on WNYC's "Soundcheck"; Host SiriusXM Outlaw Country Special
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, whose new duets album, Old Yellow Moon, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Country Album chart, perform three songs from and discuss the album on Soundcheck, airing tonight on WNYC. You can also watch the show here. The two host an exclusive one-hour special on SiriusXM's Outlaw Country tonight and join Steve Earle for his "Hardcore Troubadour Radio" show this weekend. Harris and Crowell launch their US tour next week.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Featured on NPR's Weekend Edition, A Prairie Home Companion, BBC Radio, WSJ Café
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell were featured on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, talking about and performing from their new album, Old Yellow Moon, and later that day on A Prairie Home Companion. They also performed on Wall Street Journal's WSJ Café, which you can watch here. Old Yellow Moon is out today in the UK, where it has received critical acclaim, earning four stars nearly across the board, from Mojo to the Evening Standard; the duo were featured on BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris and BBC Radio Scotland's Another Country.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Björk's "Mutual Core" Video to Be Show in Times Square in NYC Every Night in March As Part of Midnight Moment
Björk’s music video for "Mutual Core," from her album Biophilia, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang for MOCAtv, will be shown every night in March as part of a synchronized program on over 15 of the largest digital signs in Times Square. Björk’s work will premiere three minutes before midnight tonight, March 1, and play throughout the month as part of the Midnight Moment, a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. "I am very excited about my 'Mutual Core' video being shown at Times Square," says Björk. "Seems like them united screens there are going to have a go at matching the energy of the volcanoes in the video! Good luck Manhattan!"
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Rokia Traoré, whose new album, Beautiful Africa will be released in April 2013 in Europea and Canada by Nonesuch Records, with a US release to follow, has unveiled the video for the album track "Mélancolie." The video, directed by Romain Carciofo, premiered on Slate Afrique and can now be seen here. Beautiful Africa is available for pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store and includes an instant download of the title track. Traoré has already announced several European spring tour dates and summer festivals, including Roskilde and Glastonbury.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Lianne La Havas performed a sold-out show at Le Trianon in Paris this past Tuesday night that streamed live via Arte Live Web. You can now watch the complete concert here. La Havas's European tour continues through mid-March, at which point she makes her way to the North America for a stop at SXSW in Austin and an 18-city tour starting in Dallas. The tour includes shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Montreal, and more.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Lianne La Havas has released a two-part video for songs from her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?: "Elusive," which premiered earlier today on Noisey.com, and "Gone," which premiere via Essence. Both videos were directed by Colin Solal Cardo of La Blogothèque. Watch them both here. Lianne La Havas, currently on tour in Europe, launches her US tour March 17 in Dallas.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Watch: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Chat About "Old Yellow Moon," Perform Music from the New Album
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have sat down for a chat about their new collaborative album, Old Yellow Moon. In the video, the duo partners discuss the roots of the album, their first official collaboration together since Crowell joined Harris's Hot Band in 1975, and offer a few intimate acoustic takes on some album tracks. “Rodney and I have been talking about doing a project together probably almost since we met," Harris says in the video. "It seemed like it was inevitable that we would do it. But as the years went by, one day I just thought," she laughs: "It’s getting late.” Watch it here.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Devendra Banhart recently spoke with France’s arts and culture website PUREchannel about his forthcoming album, Mala, and performed intimate, solo acoustic takes of two songs off the album, “Golden Girls” and "Never Seen Such Good Things." You can watch the PUREchannel interview and two song performance videos here. Banhart is set to perform at KCRW's Official SXSW Day Showcase in Austin on March 13.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Nataly Dawn makes her Nonesuch debut with today's release of her solo album How I Knew Her. She has also unveiled a video for the title track, which you can watch here. The album comprises 12 autobiographical, introspective songs by Dawn, one half of Pomplamoose, and was produced by her longtime partner Jack Conte. "While she retains a lot of the whimsy and charm of Pomplamoose," says NPR's All Things Considered, "the music here reveals a whole different side of Nataly Dawn that Pomplamoose fans might not have known was there ... It's funny, and it's challenging. It's poignant, spiritual." Listen to her recent performance on Portland's KINK FM here.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Last summer, John Adams’s Harmonielehre was performed in a disused multi-story car park at the Peckham Rye train station in London by a group of young musicians from the UK known as TROSP, The Rite of Spring Project orchestra, led by conductor Chris Stark. A short video of the event was captured by Joanna Beaufoy; watch it here.