http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-brings-homeland-home-to-nyc-late-show-with-david-letterman-2010-07-13July 13, 2010|0 comments
Laurie Anderson brings the music of Homeland back home to New York City. Anderson performs a song from the album on the Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night. The Washington Post picks her concert at The Birchmere this Friday as the must-attend concert this week. Interview says "Anderson proves that time has only sharpened her critical eye," calling Homeland "harrowing and hilarious ... a gift of perspective."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Televisionlaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-takes-homeland-on-the-road-and-on-the-radio-2010-07-12July 12, 2010|0 comments
Laurie Anderson has began a short tour of the East Coast with music from her new album, Homeland, in two shows at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live, one at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge, and one at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. She was recently featured on PRI's Studio 360 and appears on PRI's Echoes today. The Philadelphia Inquirer says Anderson's "current projects suggest that, at 63, she's at a late-middle-age creative peak."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Radiolaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/anderson-toure-and-diabate-black-keys-andres-in-best-albums-so-far-2010-07-09July 09, 2010|0 commentsAnderson, Touré and Diabaté, Black Keys, Andres Among Critics' Picks for Best Albums So Far This Year
Metacritic.com has released its mid-year report of "The Best Music of 2010 So Far"—and three Nonesuch releases have made the cut: Ali Farka Touré's collaboration with kora player Toumani Diabaté came in at #2, and Laurie Anderson's first studio album since 2001, Homeland, followed it at #3. The Black Keys recent album, Brothers, followed up at #27. John Schaefer of WNYC's Soundcheck picks Anderson's Homeland, Ali and Toumani, and Timothy Andres' Shy and Mighty as his best of the year so far.Read more|Journal Topics:Newslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/homeland-laurie-anderson-journeys-poetry-morality-america-sound-itself-drowned-in-sound-2010-07-01July 01, 2010|2 commentsOn "Homeland," Laurie Anderson Leads "Journeys, Through Poetry, Morality, America, Sound Itself," Says Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound gives Laurie Anderson's new album, Homeland, an 8 out of 10, citing its "glittering 11-minute centrepiece, ‘Another Day in America,'" featuring her male alter ego, Fenway Bergamot, as exemplary of Anderson's ability to address challenging subjects with wit. Homeland, the review concludes, is ultimately "a record made up of journeys, through poetry, morality, America, through sound itself."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-talks-w-musicomh-filter-about-homeland-her-cliche-busting-career-2010-06-30June 30, 2010|0 comments
MusicOMH spoke with Laurie Anderson about her new album, Homeland, and describes her point of view as "a refreshing one. She's playful, inquisitive, and sees far enough below the surface to know that glib solutions don't get us anywhere." Anderson also spoke with Filter, which concludes: "It’s almost impossible to fathom how many dull artistic clichés have been exploded in her path." Time Out says that "the riches of Homeland are manifold and durable, each phrase, texture and breathy pause a fresh example of the humane perspective facilitated by Anderson’s keen eye and sharp wit."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-homeland-featured-newsweek-com-anderson-creative-best-philadelphia-daily-news-2010-06-29June 29, 2010|0 commentsLaurie Anderson's "Homeland" Featured on Newsweek.com; Album Finds Anderson at Her "Creative Best," Says Philadelphia Daily News
Laurie Anderson's new album, Homeland, is the subject of an online feature from Newsweek, which suggests that the album represents a change of tone for Anderson. "The good news is that Anderson’s newfound sense of polemic hasn’t poisoned her minimalist sensibility for arranging her music ... Homeland has an appealing amount of restraint to it." The Philadelphia Daily News says "Anderson is up to her dry, droll and creative best on Homeland."Read more|Journal Topics:laurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-homeland-most-frankly-emotional-ny-times-featured-npr-weekend-edition-2010-06-28June 28, 2010|0 commentsNY Times: Laurie Anderson's "Homeland" May Be Her "Most Frankly Emotional Record"; Featured on NPR's "Weekend Edition"
Laurie Anderson's new album, Homeland, was the subject of a feature profile in the Sunday New York Times, which states, "Homeland may be the most frankly emotional record Ms. Anderson has ever made," and on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, which calls her performances "the stuff of legend." Homeland receives four stars from the Financial Times, Metro, Irish Independent, and Irish Times.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Radiolaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-homeland-her-first-studio-album-in-nearly-ten-years-out-now-2010-06-22June 22, 2010|0 comments
Laurie Anderson's long-awaited new album, Homeland, her first studio record in nearly a decade, is out now. Canada's Globe and Mail gives the album four stars, saying it is "blessed with some of the most vivid soundscapes of her career ... [T]he wealth of acoustic detail ensures that there’s something new to discover with each re-hearing." Fenway Bergamot, Anderson's male alter ego, delivers his fifth and final video in the series at nonesuch.com/media.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Reviews Videolaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/pitchfork-gives-8-3-to-laurie-anderson-homeland-exquisite-state-of-the-union-dispatch-2010-06-21June 21, 2010|1 commentsPitchfork Gives 8.3 to Laurie Anderson's "Homeland," "An Exquisite State-of-the-Union Dispatch As Only Anderson Can Provide"
Laurie Anderson's latest album, Homeland, is out tomorrow. Pitchfork rates the album 8.3, calling it "an exquisite state-of-the-union dispatch as only Anderson, America's darkly comic conscience, can provide ... The music is spacious, mercurial, and thoroughly conceived." The Baltimore Sun , LA Times, and the Independent (UK) give it four stars. Australia's Courier-Mail calls it "some of the most striking music of Anderson's career." MusicOMH gives the album a perfect five stars, exclaiming, "what a work of art it is."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Reviewslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-only-an-expert-remix-winners-announced-2010-06-17June 17, 2010|0 comments
In April, Laurie Anderson, Nonesuch Records, and Indaba Music launched a search for collaborators to remix her new song, “Only an Expert,” from the album Homeland. The jury of experts, including Anderson and Lou Reed, have now chosen a Grand Prize Winner and two Runners-Up, and fans have chosen ten Honorable Mentions, all of which can be heard here. "We loved all the entries," says Anderson. "What a huge variety. Thanks for sending the great music."