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Watch: Punch Brothers Perform "Movement and Location" for the Guardian

  • Thursday, February 9, 2012
    Watch: Punch Brothers Perform "Movement and Location" for the Guardian

    Punch Brothers, whose latest album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, is out next week, performed the album's opening track, "Movement and Location," live for the Guardian during their recent UK tour (with one London gig bringing "absurd levels of excitement among those lucky enough to see The Punch Brothers," recounts The Word). The exclusive live studio performance is now the latest in the Guardian’s “How I wrote …” video series. Before the band plays the tune, band member Chris Thile gives some background to the song's title and lyrics (think baseball) and notes: "We look like a bluegrass band, but what we sound like is a different thing entirely." Hear for yourself in the video below and then download the album version today when you pre-order Who's Feeling Young Now? in the Nonesuch Store.

    Time Out London guest editor Daniel Radcliffe (yes, the very same) reviews another album track, "No Concern of Yours," for the magazine as a Song of the Week. "What I've always loved about the Punch Brothers," writes Radcliffe, "is that it's true music in the sense that it's just as effective if you're listening to it at home or live at a concert ... it's got a feeling of being about community and sharing." Read more in the latest issue of Time Out.

    As part of their UK tour last month, Punch Brothers joined label mates Carolina Chocolate Drops for a performance at Celtic Connections in Glasgow. Highlights from the Punch Brothers set were broadcast this week on BBC Radio 2. Fans around the world can listen to the session online at bbc.co.uk.

    Watch Punch Brothers perform Who's Feeling Young Now? for the Guardian:

    Punch Brothers guitarist Chris Eldridge recently spoke with Guitar World's Ethan Varian about recording new album, his own musical roots, and how that's reflected in the band's sound. "Punch Brothers are not a bluegrass band," writes Varian in his introduction. "While you might be fooled into thinking otherwise by their traditional instrumentation and blinding picking chops, a quick listen will prove they are a highly evolved mutation of Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys ... [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 and hear what Eldridge has to say in the interview at guitarworld.com.

    The band's bassist, Paul Kowert, offered his own thoughts on the new record in an interview with Red Thought Media's Emily McCrary, which you can read at redthoughtmedia.com.

on February 9, 2012 - 12:10pm
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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."

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Punch Brothers, whose latest album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, is out next week, performed the album's opening track, "Movement and Location," live for the Guardian during their recent UK tour (with one London gig bringing "absurd levels of excitement among those lucky enough to see The Punch Brothers," recounts The Word). The exclusive live studio performance is now the latest in the Guardian’s “How I wrote …” video series. Before the band plays the tune, band member Chris Thile gives some background to the song's title and lyrics (think baseball) and notes: "We look like a bluegrass band, but what we sound like is a different thing entirely." Hear for yourself in the video below and then download the album version today when you pre-order Who's Feeling Young Now? in the Nonesuch Store.

Time Out London guest editor Daniel Radcliffe (yes, the very same) reviews another album track, "No Concern of Yours," for the magazine as a Song of the Week. "What I've always loved about the Punch Brothers," writes Radcliffe, "is that it's true music in the sense that it's just as effective if you're listening to it at home or live at a concert ... it's got a feeling of being about community and sharing." Read more in the latest issue of Time Out.

As part of their UK tour last month, Punch Brothers joined label mates Carolina Chocolate Drops for a performance at Celtic Connections in Glasgow. Highlights from the Punch Brothers set were broadcast this week on BBC Radio 2. Fans around the world can listen to the session online at bbc.co.uk.

Watch Punch Brothers perform Who's Feeling Young Now? for the Guardian:

Punch Brothers guitarist Chris Eldridge recently spoke with Guitar World's Ethan Varian about recording new album, his own musical roots, and how that's reflected in the band's sound. "Punch Brothers are not a bluegrass band," writes Varian in his introduction. "While you might be fooled into thinking otherwise by their traditional instrumentation and blinding picking chops, a quick listen will prove they are a highly evolved mutation of Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys ... [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 and hear what Eldridge has to say in the interview at guitarworld.com.

The band's bassist, Paul Kowert, offered his own thoughts on the new record in an interview with Red Thought Media's Emily McCrary, which you can read at redthoughtmedia.com.

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