http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-punch-brothers-perform-mpr-the-current-featured-the-new-yorkers-talk-of-the-town-2012-03-05March 05, 2012|0 commentsWatch: Punch Brothers Perform on MPR's The Current; Band Featured in The New Yorker's Talk of the Town
Punch Brothers are currently on tour in North America, performing in the Pacific Northwest this week. Prior to heading out on tour, the band spent some time with The New Yorker’s Alec Wilkinson for a "Talk of the Town" piece published in this week’s magazine. Punch Brothers was recently in Minneapolis and stopped by MPR's The Current to perform a few songs and discuss their new album, which PopMatters calls "an essential document and a mesmerizing step forward." Listen to the show and watch their performance of "Movement and Location" in The Current studios here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Radiopunch brothershttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-punch-brothers-perform-whos-feeling-young-now-rolling-stone-france-2012-02-21February 21, 2012|0 comments
Punch Brothers celebrated the release of their new album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, with a special set at NYC's intimate Rockwood Music Hall last night that was captured in photos by Brooklyn Vegan. The band launches its North American tour outside Boston this Thursday. While in Paris last month, the band met up with the folks at Rolling Stone France to perform a short set. You can watch their performance of the album's title track here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videopunch brothershttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/carolina-chocolate-drops-punch-brothers-the-low-anthem-featured-chieftains-50th-anniversary-album-voice-ages-2012-02-21February 21, 2012|0 commentsCarolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers, The Low Anthem Featured on The Chieftains' 50th Anniversary Album, "Voice of Ages"
Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers, and The Low Anthem have joined celebrated Irish band The Chieftains to mark that group's 50th anniversary with a new album, Voice of Ages. The album, produced by T Bone Burnett, finds The Chieftains performing with these three Nonesuch artists as well as Bon Iver, The Civil Wars, The Decemberists, and others. The New York Times calls it "an album of collaborations with some of the hottest young folk, country, bluegrass, rockabilly and indie-rock talents on both sides of the Atlantic." The Low Anthem will be The Chieftains' special guests on stage at Carnegie Hall on St. Patrick's Day.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newspunch brothershttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/punch-brothers-may-have-just-crafted-masterpiece-says-paste-every-track-small-wonder-2012-02-15February 15, 2012|0 comments
Punch Brothers celebrate the release of their new album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, with a performance of "New York City" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight. Paste calls it "phenomenal." On this, their "unquestionably finest" album yet, "the multi-talented quintet wisely continue doing what they do best: crafting off-kilter, classically-tinged pop songs that sound like absolutely no other band on the planet ... [E]very track is a small wonder of some sort," says Paste. "They may have just crafted a masterpiece of their own." The Wrap and Reuters call it "terrific." Rolling Stone says: “The acoustic framework dazzles—wild virtuosity used for more than just virtuosity.”Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewspunch brothershttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/punch-brothers-new-album-whos-feeling-young-now-out-now-2012-02-14February 14, 2012|0 comments
Punch Brothers' new album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, is out now. To mark the occasion, the album is streaming in full via Spinner and MSN Music. MSN gives the album four stars and says: "This forward-thinking string band plies fresh ideas with traditional instruments, yielding a fusion as quirky yet accessible—and uniquely American—as Talking Heads." The A.V. Club gives the album an A-, saying their songs exist "both out of time and in the moment thanks to its youthful, gung-ho approach to timeless sounds."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Reviewspunch brothershttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/punch-brothers-new-album-makes-ny-times-playlist-new-yorker-listening-booth-watch-track-preview-2012-02-13February 13, 2012|0 commentsPunch Brothers' New Album Makes NY Times Playlist, The New Yorker Listening Booth; Watch "New York City" Track Preview
Punch Brothers' new album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, is out this week. The band will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday, performing the album track "New York City." Check out a preview video with the song here. The New York Times includes the album on this week's Playlist, saying the band is focusing on "playful storytelling on this album," noting though "their mind-boggling cover of Radiohead’s 'Kid A.'” The New Yorker features the album in the Listening Booth, describing it as "a mystical alchemy of old-time music and contemporary sensibilities." In the UK, where the band is the subject of a feature article in the Observer, the Daily Telegraph gives the album a perfect five stars.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videopunch brothershttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/punch-brothers-new-album-shows-why-they-are-so-special-guardian-remarkable-band-2012-02-10February 10, 2012|0 commentsPunch Brothers' New Album Shows "Why They Are So Special," Says the Guardian; "This Is a Remarkable Band" (Four Stars)
Punch Brothers' new album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, is out in just a matter of days, and in the UK, the Guardian, the Sun, Scotland's Daily Express, and Maverick all give it four stars. The album shows "why they are so special," says the Guardian. "This is a remarkable band." The Sun calls it "Nicely off-kilter yet bang on the money." Hear Punch Brothers' Celtic Connections set on World on 3 tonight on BBC Radio 3. Back in the States, the Aspen Times says: "Punch Brothers are exhibiting the sort of freedom that Radiohead brings to the music—a willingness to rethink structure, melody and tradition. They don't break down boundaries, but play as if there were no boundaries to contend with, like music was a clean canvas."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewspunch brothershttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-punch-brothers-perform-movement-and-location-for-the-guardian-2012-02-09February 09, 2012|0 comments
Punch Brothers performed "Movement and Location," the opening track to their new album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, live for the Guardian’s “How I wrote …” video series. Before the band plays the tune, Chris Thile gives some background to the song's title and lyrics. Watch the video here. The band's recent Celtic Connections set can be heard via BBC Radio 2. "Punch Brothers are not a bluegrass band," says Guitar World. "[T]he group takes influences ranging from Radiohead to Bach to Earl Scruggs and combines them into a strikingly unique brand of acoustic music."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videopunch brothershttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-punch-brothers-perform-vanity-fair-video-launch-nyc-concert-ticket-giveaway-2012-02-07February 07, 2012|0 comments
Punch Brothers' new album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, is out just one week from today. Anyone who's pre-ordered or does so this week is entered to win tickets to an intimate, invite-only show at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on February 20. The band will perform on The Tonight Show next Wednesday and can be seen performing the album's opening track in a new video from Vanity Fair by photographer Danny Clinch. Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videopunch brothershttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/punch-brothers-new-east-coast-tour-dates-on-sale-now-tightest-most-impressive-live-band-raves-boston-globe-2012-02-03February 03, 2012|0 commentsPunch Brothers' New East Coast Tour Dates On Sale Now; "Tightest, Most Impressive Live Band," Raves Boston Globe
Punch Brothers—whose new album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, is due out on Valentine's Day—will be taking the show on the road across the United States starting the following Friday, February 17, in North Carolina. The band recently added another string of new East Coast dates to their tour schedule in April, including stops in New York City, Philadelphia, DC, Atlanta, Nashville, and more. All of these dates are now on sale, starting today. "I never flinch or hesitate to say the Punch Brothers are the tightest, most impressive live band I have ever seen," raves the Boston Globe's Mike Flanagan. "If you’re not sold yet, you’re reading the wrong blog."