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  • Friday, June 23, 2017

    Fleet Foxes launch Crack-Up European tour … Devendra Banhart is in Rome … Rhiannon Giddens, Lake Street Dive, The Staves perform at Funhouse Fest … Emmylou Harris is in Florida … Shye Ben Tzur, Rajasthan Express perform Junun in Leeds … Punch Brothers conclude tour in Kentucky, Tennessee … Joshua Redman plays Twin Cities Jazz Festival … Rokia Traoré performs in Poland … and more …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold is a guest on the Song Exploder podcast. He spoke with host Hrishikesh Hirway about "Mearcstapa," breaking down the music and lyrics of the track on the band's new album, Crack-Up. You can hear what he has to say here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Lake Street Dive was the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS last night. The band performed "Close to Me" from its 2016 Nonesuch Records debut album, Side Pony. You can watch the performance here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Saxophonist Joshua Redman’s Still Dreaming, a quartet with trumpeter Ron Miles, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Brian Blade—a tribute to the late Dewey Redman and his role in the classic Ornette Coleman alumni quartet Old and New Dreams—performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City earlier this year. You can now watch a full performance, as well as interviews with Redman and the band, for NPR’s Jazz Night In America, here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Randy Newman was the guest on BBC Radio 6 Music's Lauren Laverne show. He spoke with Laverne about his forthcoming album, Dark Matter, and much more. You can listen to their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Devendra Banhart begins a European summer tour, featuring music from his new album, Ape in Pink Marble, at Columbiahalle in Berlin tonight. The tour continues with shows in Copenhagen, Milan, Brussels, Rome, Vienna, Munich, London, and Paris, and festival sets in Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, and Finland.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Monday, June 19, 2017

    Fleet Foxes marked the release of their long-awaited and highly lauded third album, Crack-Up, with a performance of the album track "Third of May / Ōdaigahara" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday night. The following day, the band was on CBS This Morning: Saturday, taking part in the show's Saturday Sessions, and performing three songs from the album at Electric Lady Studios in New York City: "Third of May / Ōdaigahara," "Fool's Errand," and "If You Need To, Keep Time on Me." You can watch the performances here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Monday, June 19, 2017

    Offa Rex, the new project from Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists, has shared its take on "The Old Churchyard," from its debut album, The Queen of Hearts, due July 14. You can watch a studio performance video of the track, which premiered on Lenny, here. Lenny calls the album "a love letter to British folk music and an experiment in bridging musical sensibilities and finding common ground in the shared histories recounted in these classic songs." "The Old Churchyard" is available to download now with pre-orders of The Queen of Hearts, along with two previously released tracks.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Friday, June 16, 2017

    Crack-Up, Fleet Foxes' long-awaited and highly anticipated third album, is out now. "Rewarding, involving, and meticulous," says the AP, "Crack-Up has been well worth the wait." "Likely to be the most remarkable album you will hear this year," exclaims the Times (UK). "The return of one of the most original bands of this century." Pitchfork calls it "their most complex and compelling album to date." Capping off an eventful week that included a taping of PBS's Live from the Artists Den—you can watch "Third of May / Ōdaigahara" from the taping here—Fleet Foxes performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight and on CBS This Morning on Saturday. The band will tour for much of the year, including two just-announced UK dates.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, June 16, 2017

    Sam Amidon, The Staves are artists in residence at Eaux Claires Festival … Timo Andres performs Shy and Mighty in Brooklyn … Emmylou Harris is in California … Shye Ben Tzur, Rajasthan Express, Jonny Greenwood perform Junun at Best Kept Secret … Lake Street Dive tour US Northeast … Audra McDonald takes Lady Day to London ... Punch Brothers close out Telluride Bluegrass Festival … and more …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Half-Light, the debut album from Rostam, will be released September 8, 2017, on Nonesuch Records. Rostam is known for his work in Vampire Weekend and produced each of their three albums. His kaleidoscopic debut album features fifteen songs that were written, produced, and performed by Rostam in his Los Angeles home studio. Half-Light is available to pre-order now with an instant download of the album tracks "Gwan" and "Bike Dream." Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print, a limited number of which will be signed by the artist. Tour dates are still to be announced.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Rhiannon Giddens was a guest on NPR's World Cafe. She and Dirk Powell, with whom she co-produced her new album, Freedom Highway, spoke with NPR Music's Ann Powers and performed three songs from the album: "At the Purchaser's Option," "The Love We Almost Had," and "Freedom Highway." "There are very few artists who can bring the past into the present in a way that captures both the nuance of history and the immediacy of now," says World Cafe host Talia Schlanger. "But Rhiannon Giddens has done it, beautifully, on her second solo album, Freedom Highway."

    Journal Topics: Artist News

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