http://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."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Web/Technologylaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-laurie-anderson-on-the-making-of-homeland-popmatters-an-incredible-work-of-art-pop-2010-06-15June 15, 2010|0 commentsVideo: Laurie Anderson on the Making of "Homeland"; PopMatters Calls It "An Incredible Work of Art Pop of the Highest Order"
With just one week left till the release of Laurie Anderson's Homeland comes the fourth in a series of videos featuring Anderson's male alter ego, Fenway Bergamot. Also new at nonesuch.com is an excerpt from the documentary included with the album, in which Anderson discusses the challenges of making the record and the invaluable support of Lou Reed. PopMatters calls Homeland "an incredible work of art pop of the highest order ... one of the most riveting and poignant accounts of post-9/11 America pop music has offered to date."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviews Videolaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-homeland-now-playing-as-npr-first-listen-2010-06-08June 08, 2010|2 comments
Laurie Anderson's forthcoming Nonesuch album, Homeland is due out on June 22. You can listen to it in its entirety now through release day as an NPR First Listen. "Anderson's performance pieces can be mind-altering; when they work, they can change the way you see the everyday," says NPR's Bob Boilen. "It's not an everyday record, but Homeland does draw on the everyday, in new and inventive ways."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Web/Technologylaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-to-perform-music-from-homeland-east-coast-us-cities-late-show-letterman-2010-06-08June 08, 2010|0 commentsLaurie Anderson to Perform Music from "Homeland" in Select East Coast US Cities and on "The Late Show with David Letterman"
Following the June 22 release of her new album, Homeland, Laurie Anderson will bring an intimate live show, Another Day in America: Songs from the Album "Homeland" and Other Stories, to New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, Philadelphia’s World Café Live, and Alexandria, Virginia's The Birchmere, in addition to performing on The Late Show with David Letterman. You can watch "Victory," an installment in the weekly series of videos featuring her male alter ego, Fenway Bergamot, here at Nonesuch.com.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-andersons-music-for-dogs-makes-headlines-across-the-globe-2010-06-07June 07, 2010|0 comments
The Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed-curated festival Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House culminated this weekend with a number of events, including one that captured the hearts of Sydney's canine community and the attention of news media across the globe: Music for Dogs, a 20-minute piece Anderson wrote and performed for an audience of purebreds and mutts alike. Anderson called it "a highlight of my life."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-to-play-slow-music-film-music-and-dog-music-for-sydney-festival-2010-06-04June 04, 2010|3 comments
Laurie Anderson's performances at Vivid LIVE, the festival she and her husband, Lou Reed, have curated in Sydney, Australia, continue through the weekend, including the multi-artist Slow Music Night, the canine-friendly Music for Dogs, and Day for Night Movies, a marathon screening set to live scores. Pink Paper gives four stars to Anderson's forthcoming album, Homeland, full of "beguiling, beautiful and mysterious listens" and "spine-chilling moments."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviewslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-homeland-video-series-featuring-fenway-bergamot-continues-with-pictures-and-things-2010-06-01June 01, 2010|0 commentsLaurie Anderson "Homeland" Video Series, Featuring Fenway Bergamot, Continues with "Pictures and Things"
The Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed-curated Vivid LIVE festival continues at the Sydney Opera House, with performances from Anderson through the weekend. Nonesuch is counting down to the June 22 release of her album Homeland with the second in a five-video series featuring Fenway Bergamot, Anderson's male alter ego. In today's segment, "Pictures and Things," he talks about the cultural shift toward abstraction and what Nixon has to do with it.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Videolaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-lou-reed-curated-vivid-live-festival-kicks-off-at-sydney-opera-house-2010-05-28May 28, 2010|0 comments
Vivid LIVE, the two-week festival of music, theater, and visual arts curated by Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed in Sydney, Australia, kicked off last night with a special lighting of the iconic Sydney Opera House featuring Anderson's art. Homeland, her forthcoming Nonesuch release, earns four stars in Uncut, which calls it "hauntingly powerful." Q picks the album track "Only an Expert," available now as a 12" vinyl single, as a Q50 Essential Track.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-launches-laurie-anderson-homeland-video-series-featuring-alter-ego-fenway-bergamot-2010-05-25May 25, 2010|0 comments
Laurie Anderson's latest Nonesuch release, Homeland, is out now. In the month leading up to release day, Nonesuch released one short video clip featuring Anderson's male alter ego, Fenway Bergamot, every Tuesday. In the inaugural clip, Bergamot revisits the early days of the 2008 financial crisis. BAM has announced that Anderson will give the NY premiere of her new work, Delusion, at the Next Wave Festival this fall.