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  • Monday, October 16, 2017

    Robert Plant spoke with Noisey Editor-in-Chief Eric Sundermann for a Facebook Live interview about his new album, Carry Fire, and more. See what he had to say in the interview here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video Web
  • Friday, October 13, 2017

    Robert Plant's new album, Carry Fire, is out now. As with his 2014 album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, it features his band The Sensational Space Shifters. They are also joined here by special guests, including Chrissie Hynde. NPR calls the album "transfixing ... rivetingly intimate." The New York Times calls it "a swirling mix of deep blues, mountain music, North African rhythms and Zeppelin-heavy weight." The AP says: "There are few undisputed rock stars this accomplished still taking musical risks. Plant’s songwriting remains a class above ... 'Out here the fire's still burning / So long into my night,' he sings. Long may it burn."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Reviews
  • Friday, October 13, 2017

    The award-winning French singer and composer Camille's fifth studio album, OUÏ, is out now in the US on Nonesuch. Recorded over a year in La Chartreuse, a 14th-century monastery-turned-artist's residence in Avignon, OUÏ features folk music, hymns, ballads, pop, lullabies, and a cappella, with Camille on all vocal parts and all but one song in French. "A Parisian pop genius," says Pitchfork. "OUÏ is rich with brilliant, funny ideas about conception, nature, and identity, with plenty of pure pleasure hits for non-Francophones." Camille performs an intimate album-release show at (Le) Poisson Rouge in NYC on Monday, October 16.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Reviews
  • Friday, October 13, 2017

    Jeremy Denk hosts a day-long event in London as Milton Court Artist in Residence … Sam Amidon concludes North American tour … Tigran Hamasyan is in France … Emmylou Harris is in Washington state … Kronos Quartet joins Calgary Philharmonic … Pat Metheny begins European tour … Randy Newman is on PBS … Conor Oberst takes Salutations South … Joshua Redman is in Ohio … The Staves play Festifeel in London … Chris Thile hosts A Prairie Home Companion, joined by Lake Street Dive’s Rachael Price … and more ...

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Congratulations to singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter Rhiannon Giddens, who has been named a MacArthur Fellow. Giddens is among the twenty-four new MacArthur Fellow for 2017, selected by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The annual fellowship, often referred to as the "Genius" grant, awards individuals who, in the Foundation's words, "have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction." Watch Giddens discuss her work and the fellowship in a MacArthur Foundation video here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters were on the Later… With Jools Holland live show on BBC Two. They performed two songs from the new album Carry Fire, out this Friday: "Bones of Saints" and "New World…" You can watch them perform both here, and tune in to BBC Two again this Friday for the full, one-hour episode of Later for more. The show calls it "a set of songs that combines some haunting tribal rhythms with Plant's customary inventive flair and sense of urgency." Plant and the band performed from Carry Fire on BBC Radio 6 Music live last Friday; he spoke with Lauren Laverne about the new album and more.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    Fleet Foxes have announced a special 10" EP available exclusively at independent record stores starting on Record Store Day's Black Friday, November 24, 2017. The EP features four Crack-Up songs, selected from a WFUV session recorded at the historic Electric Lady Studio in NYC in June: Side A is "Cassius, -" and "- Naiads, Cassadies," and Side B is "Mearcstapa" and "On Another Ocean (January / June)." Fleet Foxes have also released a Classic Album Sunday Q&A which premiered via Record Store Day and can be seen below.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    Randy Newman stopped by NPR in Washington, DC, to perform a Tiny Desk Concert for Bob Boilen and the staff at NPR and NPR Music. The set included four songs from his new album, Dark Matter: "Putin," "She Chose Me," "It's A Jungle Out There," and "Wandering Boy." "I think Randy Newman is a national treasure," says Boilen. "Randy Newman paints lasting portraits of places and people, all the while poking fun and highlighting injustice, stupidity, power and humanity and he's been doing it for half a century." You can watch the set here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Monday, October 9, 2017

    Chris Thile spoke with writer Michael Hill about his forthcoming album, Thanks for Listening—new studio recordings of songs originally written as Songs of the Week on A Prairie Home Companion—and how it came to be. "We're in a place where listening is a precious commodity," he says. "That's the theme that I noticed rising up, greater than 'here is what was happening last week' or 'here is the place we were.' It's a celebration of people who haven't switched off, despite being given every reason to do so."

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Friday, October 6, 2017

    Chris Thile's new album, Thanks for Listening, will be released on Nonesuch Records on December 8, 2017; vinyl on December 15. The album is a collection of new studio recordings, produced by Thomas Bartlett, of ten songs originally written as Songs of the Week on A Prairie Home Companion. Thile manned almost all of the stringed instruments on the album and is joined by guest singers Sarah Jarosz, Gaby Moreno, and Aoife O'Donovan. Pre-order to download the track "Thank You, New York," the lyric video for which you can watch here, and get a limited-edition, signed print.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Video
  • Friday, October 6, 2017

    Conor Oberst, Emmylou Harris, Randy Newman, Dan Auerbach play free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass fest in San Francisco … Sam Amidon takes The Following Mountain tour to the Northeast … Laurie Anderson performs at Philip Glass fest in California … Jeremy Denk joins New Jersey Symphony … Tigran Hamasysan launches tour in Greece … Kronos Quartet is in San Francisco … Chris Thile begins new season of A Prairie Home Companion in Saint Paul … and more …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Robert Plant's new album, Carry Fire, due next Friday, October 13, is streaming in full below as an NPR First Listen. The new album is "transfixing," exclaims NPR's Tom Moon. "Plant and his collaborators create music that overflows with irrepressible life force ... Carry Fire is rivetingly intimate."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Reviews

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