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  • Friday, December 7, 2018

    Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch nominees for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards: David Byrne for American Utopia; Brad Mehldau and his Trio for Seymour Reads the Constitution!; Joshua Redman, Brian Blade, Scott Colley, and Ron Miles for Still Dreaming; Punch Brothers for All Ashore; John Adams for Doctor Atomic; Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet for Landfall; and Judith Sherman, up for Producer of the Year, Classical, for her work including Steve Reich's Pulse / Quartet.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Friday, December 7, 2018

    Lake Street Dive's new limited-edition 10" vinyl EP, Freak Yourself Out, first released for Record Store Day: Black Friday last month, is now available in the Nonesuch Store, while supplies last. Freak Yourself Out features five songs recorded during the sessions for the band's chart-topping album Free Yourself Up that had not been finished. The band had so much fun playing the songs on tour this year, they went back into the studio and finished them for this special release. 

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, December 7, 2018

    Conor Oberst released his Nonesuch Records debut album, Upside Down Mountain, in May 2014. Earlier that spring, he had previewed what was to come with the release of a limited-edition vinyl 7" for Record Store Day, featuring the album track "Hundreds of Ways" b/w the album outtake "Fast Friends." Later that year, for Record Store Day: Black Friday, came another limited-edition vinyl 7" with two non-album tracks recorded during the Upside Down Mountain sessions: "Standing on the Outside Looking In" b/w "Sugar Street." All of those tracks are finally available digitally and can be heard here.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, December 7, 2018

    Emmylou Harris performs on the Grand Ole Opry broadcast live from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium … Gabriel Kahane brings Book of Travelers to Buffalo, Toronto … Kronos Quartet live-scores documentary in LA … Natalie Merchant joins Cyndi Lauper holiday benefit concert in NYC … Gaby Moreno plays Southern California … Chris Thile continues Live From Here residency at NYC's Town Hall …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Friday, December 7, 2018

    Pianist Jeremy Denk will join the faculty of The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM). Denk will lead a piano studio beginning in the 2019–20 academic year. "Jeremy Denk is the one of the definitive artists, teachers, and minds of his generation," says SFCM President David H. Stull. "His capacity to excel in multiple modes of artistic work is unparalleled and serves as an inspiration to all of us. I am honored to welcome him to SFCM and look forward to his tremendous work with our students." Nonesuch will release Denk's new album, c.1300–c.2000, in February.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    NPR's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2018 includes David Byrne's "I Dance Like This," from his new album, American Utopia ("Byrne's best solo release in years, and its touring incarnation might just have been the most original stage show of 2018," says Bob Boilen), Gabriel Kahane's "November," from his Nonesuch debut album, Book of Travelers ("a poignant reflection on the ties that still bind us, politics be damned," says Nate Chinen), and Gerald Finley's performance of "Batter My Heart" from John Adams's opera Doctor Atomic ("haunting, tautly gorgeous aria," says Anastasia Tsioulcas).

    Journal Topics: Artist News Reviews
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    The English trio The Staves offer their contribution to the holiday-song canon with the just-released new song, "Home Alone, Too," in which the festive-jumper-festooned sisters dare to ask: "Are you watching Home Alone, too?" You can listen to the song here via YouTube and on Spotify and Apple Music and download it on iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store to add to your favorite holiday playlist.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    Gabriel Kahane recently joined singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers in the Spotify Studios in New York City to put their own spin on The Cure's classic tune "Friday I'm in Love"—Kahane as co-producer and on all of the instruments, Bridgers on vocals. The song is available now as part of the Spotify Singles series and can be heard here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    Aria Code, the new Rhiannon Giddens–hosted podcast series from The Metropolitan Opera and WQXR, launches today. The series, which takes a closer look at some of opera's legendary arias, opens with a look at Verdi's La Traviata and Violetta's Act I finale. The New Yorker says of the podcast: "It's a stunner on all levels, elegantly produced, with a heavenly blend of music and insight." Hear it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Monday, December 3, 2018

    Lake Street Dive's Rachael Price was on Live From Here with Chris Thile broadcast live from The Town Hall in NYC on Saturday. She sat in with Thile and the band throughout the show and stepped out to perform the classic Steve Winwood–penned Blind Faith tune "Can't Find My Way Home" and the Bruce Hornsby / Chaka Khan tune "Love Me Still," both of which you can watch here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Friday, November 30, 2018

    Today, Peter Clancy retires as the only marketing chief Nonesuch has known in the modern era. He leaves a remarkable legacy and he takes the love of his colleagues and friends with him. He will always be part of this label. Nonesuch President David Bither offers his gratitude.

    Journal Topics: Staff
  • Friday, November 30, 2018

    Chris Thile begins Live From Here residency at NYC's Town Hall with guests Noam Pikelny, Rachael Price … John Adams conducts Cleveland Orchestra, Leila Josefowicz in Scheherazade.2 … Laurie Anderson leads SFJAZZ residency … Tigran Hamasyan performs solo in France … Gabriel Kahane brings Book of Travelers to North Carolina …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events

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