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  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    David Byrne has announced an extensive tour in support of his forthcoming solo record, American Utopia. He will perform songs from the new album, due March 9, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. A twelve-piece band will also join Byrne on stage for a choreographed concert that he has called “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.”

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Fleet Foxes have announced additional dates to their 2018 Crack-Up tour. The tour includes festival sets at Coachella, Boston Calling, and Shaky Knees; headline shows across the US West and South, with two nights at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium; and a return to Europe in the summer.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Friday, January 12, 2018

    Jonny Greenwood's score to Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, Phantom Thread, is now available digitally, with the CD to follow February 9 and vinyl April 21. The film, which is now playing in select US theaters and opens in additional theaters next week, is set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Krieps. The soundtrack was recorded in London with a sixty-piece orchestra led by Robert Ziegler and is featured more prominently in the film than any of Greenwood's scores have been before.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, January 12, 2018

    Joshua Redman Quartet leads residency at Blue Note in NYC … Fleet Foxes take Crack-Up tour to Singapore … Emmylou Harris performs at 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida … Chris Thile hosts Live From Here on the radio via Portland …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan's third Nonesuch recording, For Gyumri, is due February 16, 2018. A companion to 2017’s An Ancient Observer, For Gyumri includes five additional songs. Hamasyan says: "These songs are musical observations about the world we live in now, and the weight of history we carry with us." He will tour this winter/spring. For Gyumri is available to preorder with an instant download of the track "Rays of Light," the video for which you can watch here.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Emmylou Harris will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Louis Jordan, the Meters, Queen, and Tina Turner. A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held in summer 2018. "Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy," Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. Harris is a 13-time Grammy winner, including for her Nonesuch albums Red Dirt Girl and Old Yellow Moon.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Monday, January 8, 2018

    David Byrne announced his new solo record, American Utopia, in a presentation of "Reasons To Be Cheerful," an ongoing series curated by Byrne of hopeful writings, photos, music, and lectures. The album is due March 9, 2018, accompanied by a world tour. American Utopia morphed during the writing and recording process, beginning with Brian Eno and growing to include collaboration with producer Rodaidh McDonald and contributors Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), Jam City, Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Jack Peñate, and others. American Utopia is available to pre-order now with an instant download of the track "Everybody's Coming To My House." Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News On Tour
  • Friday, January 5, 2018

    Brad Mehldau Trio leads residency at Village Vanguard in NYC … Jeremy Denk joins Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for Mozart … Fleet Foxes are in Australia … Joshua Redman Quartet concludes residency in St. Louis … Chris Thile is on the radio via San Francisco …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018

    Punch Brothers performed on a special holiday edition of CBS This Morning's Saturday Sessions on December 23. The band was joined by Aoife O'Donovan on the Pogues' holiday classic "Fairytale of New York," and she, Chris Thile, and Chris Eldridge performed "Douglas Fir," from Thile's new album, Thanks for Listening. Punch Brothers also performed "Little Lights," from their album The Phosphorescent Blues. You can watch all three performances below.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018

    Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell recently sat down with The Bluegrass Situation to perform the title track of their 2015 album, The Traveling Kind. The performance, for the site's Sitch Sessions, took place in a flower-filled 1954 Silver Streak trailer in East Nashville. You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Friday, December 22, 2017

    As 2017 draws to a close, and the Nonesuch Journal takes a bit of a hiatus till the start of 2018, it's time to take a look back and remember all of the great and diverse music made by Nonesuch artists over the past year. Many Nonesuch artists and their recent Nonesuch releases have made music critics' and fans' year-end best lists. Here, in words and music and in chronological order, is a look back at the year in Nonesuch music.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Reviews
  • Friday, December 22, 2017

    Randy Newman's 2008 album Harps and Angels is now available on vinyl and as HD digital for the first time. The vinyl edition features what was then his first album of new material in nine years on a single 140-gram LP. The Guardian praised the album for its "sumptuous melodies, devastating pathos and thorny, irony-laden character songs," calling it "the work of a true master of popular song." 

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News

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