http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-natalie-merchant-performs-bbc-radio-2-bob-harris-npr-world-cafe-2014-05-27May 27, 2014|1 comments
Natalie Merchant was featured on two radio sessions over the weekend: NPR’s World Cafe Friday, performing four songs from her new, self-titled album, “Lulu,” “Texas,” “Giving Up Everything,” and “Ladybird,” and on BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris program Sunday, performing “It’s A-Coming” and “Texas” from the album, plus “Kind & Generous,” from 1998's Ophelia. Merchant, says Harris, has “one of the most beautiful and distinctive voices in the whole of rock and pop music.” Hear the Harris session here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radionatalie merchanthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-natalie-merchant-unveils-lulu-video-featuring-silent-film-star-louise-brooks-2014-05-16Used with kind permission from United Film Enterprises, Praesens-Film AG, Zurich / Switzerland © 1929; special thanks to The Criterion Collection.May 16, 2014|1 comments
Natalie Merchant joined The School of Life founder and philosopher Alain de Botton for a public conversation about her new, self-titled album, last night in London. During the event, she unveiled a new video for the album track "Lulu." The video features film excerpts from Pandora's Box, the 1929 silent film directed by G.W. Pabst and starring Louise Brooks, the subject of the song. Watch it here. Merchant returns to Later ... with Jools Holland tonight on BBC Two.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videonatalie merchanthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/brooklyn-academy-of-music-presents-nonesuch-records-at-bam-50th-anniversary-2014-05-13May 13, 2014|1 commentsBrooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Presents "Nonesuch Records at BAM" for Label's 50th Anniversary, With 23 Evenings of Music
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) presents a wide-ranging series of concerts, September 9–28. Part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival, these diverse engagements—featuring 23 evenings of music—underscore the longstanding relationship between Nonesuch artists and BAM. Performs include Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Timo Andres, Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile, Dawn Upshaw, Alarm Will Sound performing works by John Adams, Youssou N'Dour, Rhiannon Giddens, Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt, Iron and Wine, Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Laurie Anderson, Rokia Traoré, Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté, Caetano Veloso, and Robert Plant.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News News On Tournatalie merchanthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/natalie-merchant-perform-bbc-two-later-with-jools-holland-2014-05-12May 12, 2014|0 comments
Natalie Merchant performed two sold-out shows at Milton Court Concert Hall in London over the weekend and stopped by BBC Radio 2's Weekend Wogan for a live session. She performs on BBC Two's Later ... with Jools Holland Tuesday and again on Friday. She joins philosopher Alain de Botton in East London on Thursday to discuss her new album and returns to Milton Court on Sunday for another sold-out concert, this time with several label mates, for a celebration of roots music for the Barbican’s Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Televisionnatalie merchanthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/natalie-merchant-new-york-times-npr-all-things-considered-2014-05-08May 08, 2014|0 comments
Natalie Merchant's new, self-titled album was released earlier this week to great critical acclaim. The New York Times describes the album as "a set of dark, brave, thoughtful and serenely startling songs." NPR's All Things Considered says: "This record gives full rein to Natalie Merchant's voice, which is stronger than ever, especially in her magnificent lower register." A USA Today feature finds Merchant "driven by the same sense of empathy that has always motivated her." Refinery29 says the new album marks "the return of one of music’s most illustrious voices."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Radionatalie merchanthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/natalie-merchant-new-self-titled-album-out-now-2014-05-06May 06, 2014|3 comments
Natalie Merchant’s new self-titled album, her first of entirely original songs in 13 years, is out now on Nonesuch Records. "Merchant creates a rich musical tapestry that transcends the typical vagary of pop music," raves the Associated Press. The Daily Telegraph gives the album a perfect five stars, naming it Album of the Week: "There is something quietly magnificent about her vocal presence." The Sunday Express says the album is "brimming with wit, insight and compassion." Merchant "is in terrific form," says the Times of London. "It is Merchant’s mature, versatile voice that steals the show."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Reviewsnatalie merchanthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-natalie-merchant-new-album-streaming-full-new-york-times-2014-04-30April 30, 2014|0 commentsHear Natalie Merchant's New Album Streaming in Full via New York Times; Watch "A Conversation with Natalie Merchant"
Natalie Merchant's new, self-titled album is due out next Tuesday, May 6, but you don't need to wait till then to hear it: her sixth solo collection is streaming in full all this week in the New York Times's Press Play feature. Merchant will perform at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on September 13. Watch an in-depth video conversation with Merchant, in which she discusses the new album and the "intimate portraits" she creates in its songs, here.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Videonatalie merchanthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-natalie-merchant-ladybird-video-premieres-rolling-stone-2014-04-24April 24, 2014|1 comments
The video for Natalie Merchant's song "Ladybird," the opening track from her forthcoming self-titled album, has premiered via Rolling Stone. "A lilting lullaby for happier times, the song is vintage Merchant," writes Rolling Stone's Gavin Edwards. Merchant spoke with Edwards about the song; the new album, her first of entirely original songs in 13 years; life in upstate New York; and more. Watch the video here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videonatalie merchanthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/natalie-merchant-confirms-summer-tour-following-release-new-self-titled-album-nonesuch-2014-04-16April 16, 2014|1 commentsNatalie Merchant Confirms Summer Tour Following Release of New Self-Titled Album on Nonesuch Records May 6
Nonesuch Records is set to release Natalie Merchant’s new self-titled album on May 6. In support of the new album, the multi-platinum singer will embark on a 16-date US summer tour, making stops along the East Coast and into the Midwest. A fan pre-sale begins on Wednesday, followed by general on sale. Nonesuch Store pre-orders of the new album, Merchant's first recording of entirely original songs in 13 years, include an instant download of the track "Ladybird."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release On Tour Artist Newsnatalie merchanthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-natalie-merchant-giving-up-everything-video-premieres-npr-2014-04-09April 09, 2014|11 comments
Natalie Merchant's new self-titled album is due May 6. The video for the song "Giving Up Everything," directed by Dan Winters and featuring the first music to be heard from the album, has premiered on NPR's First Watch. "Rarely is an artist as honest and revealing as Natalie Merchant in her new video and song, 'Giving Up Everything,'" says NPR Music's Bob Boilen. "Watch the video, let it settle in your bones, and watch again." You can do so here.