Conor Oberst's "Hundreds of Ways" / "Fast Friends" Vinyl 7-Inch Released for Record Store Day
Happy Record Store Day! Today is the seventh annual celebration of the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores around the world. For the occasion, Conor Oberst releases a limited-edition 7" single including "Hundreds of Ways," off his forthcoming Nonesuch debut album, Upside Down Mountain, along with album outtake "Fast Friends" on the B-side.
Happy Record Store Day! Today is the seventh annual celebration of the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores around the world. For the occasion, Conor Oberst, whose Nonesuch Records debut album, Upside Down Mountain, is due May 19, releases a limited-edition 7" single including the album track "Hundreds of Ways," which you can hear below, along with album outtake "Fast Friends" on the B-side. The 7" was cut by Chicago Mastering Service and pressed at Record Industry, the Netherlands.
To pick up a copy of this special Record Store Day vinyl release, head to a local music retailer near you; to find a participating retailer, visit recordstoreday.com.
You'll also find a very limited number of the 7", while supplies last, in the Nonesuch Store. Update: This recording is no longer available in the Nonesuch Store. To see our complete vinyl collection, click here.
Conor Oberst's Upside Down Mountain features many of his friends, including producer Jonathan Wilson, engineer Andy LeMaster, bassist Macey Taylor, multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills, and the Swedish folk-rock vocal duo First Aid Kit. "This is a return to an earlier way I wrote," Oberst says of the songs on the album. "It’s more intimate or personal, if you will. For me, language is a huge part of why I make music." Nonesuch Store pre-orders on CD and LP include an exclusive print and an instant download of the tracks "Hundreds of Ways" and "Governor's Ball."
Oberst heads out on tour in support of the new album, with special guest Dawes, in early May; for details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.
Friday, December 16, 2016Friday, December 16, 2016
The Randy Newman Songbook is now available in a three-CD box set, following its recent release on vinyl. The Songbook series—comprising solo recordings of songs from throughout Newman's five-decade career—previously included two volumes, released on CD in 2003 and 2011. Sixteen additional songs from a newly released third volume, along with five bonus tracks, join those first two volumes to create this new complete Songbook box set. Mitchell Froom produced The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1 (which has been remastered for this box set) and was joined on Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 by Newman's lifelong friend and colleague Lenny Waronker.
Thursday, December 15, 2016Thursday, December 15, 2016Pianist/Composer Tigran Hamasyan's New Solo Album, "An Ancient Observer," Due March 31 on Nonesuch Records
Nonesuch Records releases its second album from pianist Tigran Hamasyan, An Ancient Observer, on March 31, 2017. It includes ten new compositions, two of which are based on Armenian melodies. Some are through-composed and completely written out, while others are composed with ample space for Hamasyan to improvise. He cites a wide range of influences—from Baroque dance to hip-hop grooves adapted to piano—and the sounds of his native country of Armenia are present, as always. Pre-orders include an instant download of the album track "Fides Tua"; you can watch a live performance of the song here.