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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.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videonatalie merchanthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/natalie-merchant-alain-de-botton-conversation-the-school-of-life-london-may-15-2014-03-14March 14, 2014|0 comments
Natalie Merchant will be joined by The School of Life Founder and philosopher Alain de Botton for an evening of conversation and music at Shoreditch Town Hall in London on Thursday, May 15. The two will discuss the inspirations for the songs on her new, self-titled album, due May 5 on Nonesuch Records, and Merchant will offer a selection of live musical illustrations. Merchant will perform two sold-out concerts in London in May and join fellow Nonesuch artists for a sold-out concert there later that month.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsnatalie merchanthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/natalie-merchant-perform-milton-court-concert-hall-london-may-10-11-2014-02-20February 20, 2014|1 comments
To coincide with the release of her new self-titled album, Natalie Merchant will perform two concerts at Milton Court Concert Hall in London on May 10 & 11, showcasing new songs as well as material drawn from her catalogue as a solo artist and with 10,000 Maniacs. These two concerts are part of a wider celebration at the Barbican to mark Nonesuch Records’ 50th anniversary, including a marathon weekend entitled Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records (May 17-18), during which Merchant will join fellow Nonesuch artists Kronos Quartet, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon, and Olivia Chaney, and others for a unique concert of traditional and contemporary music collaborations. Tickets are on sale now.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsnatalie merchanthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-release-natalie-merchant-new-self-titled-album-may-6-2014-02-13February 13, 2014|0 commentsNonesuch to Release Natalie Merchant’s New Self-Titled Album May 6, Her First Collection of Entirely Original Songs in 13 Years
Nonesuch Records will release Natalie Merchant’s new self-titled album on May 6, 2014. The recording is the multi-platinum singer’s sixth solo collection, and her first of entirely original songs in 13 years; she describes the new release as informed "by experience and keen observation," dealing with issues of "love gained and lost, regret, denial, surrender, greed, destructiveness, defeat, and occasional triumph." Natalie Merchant is available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store. International tour dates will be announced shortly.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsnatalie merchanthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-natalie-merchant-shelter-concert-film-inspired-one-billion-rising-2014-02-11February 11, 2014|2 comments
Musician-activist Natalie Merchant has directed a short documentary film titled SHELTER: A Concert Film to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence that shines light on a group of women living in the Mid-Hudson region of New York State responding to the crisis of domestic violence in their community with compassion and creativity. Musicians, advocates, criminal prosecutors, victims and survivors all take to the stage, illuminating the darkness surrounding this public health epidemic. Shelter was inspired by One Billion Rising, a global campaign calling for an end to violence against women. Watch the film here.