Pre-Order Robert Plant’s New Album
Robert Plant’s new album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, is out now. Produced by Plant, the album is his label debut and features 11 new recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters.
"It’s really a celebratory record," says Plant, "powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep." Q calls it "his best solo album yet … a beautifully moving, soul-stirring, bravely genre-blurring album."
Nonesuch Store orders of lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar on CD and vinyl include a download of the complete album at checkout; the album is also available to purchase here as FLAC lossless and MP3 downloads.
Steve ReichRadio RewriteLearn MoreCloseSteve ReichRadio Rewrite
Steve Reich’s album Radio Rewrite features the first recording of the 2012 title piece, which references two songs by Radiohead and is performed by Alarm Will Sound led by Alan Pierson; Electric Counterpoint (1987), performed by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood; and Piano Counterpoint, a 2011 transcription by Vincent Corver of Reich’s 1973 Six Pianos performed by pianist Vicky Chow, a member of Bang on a Can All-Stars. The Observer calls the title piece "instantly accessible, instantly enjoyable."
Chris Thile+Edgar MeyerBass & MandolinLearn MoreCloseChris Thile+Edgar MeyerBass & Mandolin
Bass & Mandolin, the second recording collaboration by bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile, features ten original compositions by the two artists, who have been performing together sporadically for more than a decade and made their recording debut as a duo with 2008’s Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile. Meyer also plays piano on the album and Thile plays guitar.
Sam AmidonLily-OLearn MoreCloseSam AmidonLily-O
Lily-O, an album of reimagined folk songs by singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist Sam Amidon, was produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson and features jazz guitarist/composer Bill Frisell, a longtime hero of Amidon's, along with Amidon’s other frequent collaborators, bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Chris Vatalaro."Oh my, what joyous noise," exclaims fRoots. "As well as being master craftsmen," Amidon and his fellow musicians "create atmosphere—cinematic, mesmeric and groove-rich." Pre-orders include an instant download of the album track “Walkin’ Boss.”
Robert Plantlullaby and... The Ceaseless RoarLearn MoreCloseRobert Plantlullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar
Robert Plant’s label debut, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar was produced by Plant and features 11 new recordings, nine of which are original songs he wrote with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters. "It’s really a celebratory record," says Plant, "powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep." Q calls it "his best solo album yet … a beautifully moving, soul-stirring, bravely genre-blurring album."
Nico MuhlyTwo BoysLearn MoreCloseNico MuhlyTwo Boys
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BoyhoodBoyhood: Music from the Motion PictureLearn MoreCloseBoyhoodBoyhood: Music from the Motion Picture
Shot over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's film Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child who literally grows up on screen before the viewers' eyes. The soundtrack spans the story's 12 years, with songs ranging from the year 2000 (Coldplay's "Yellow" and The Hives' "Hate to Say I Told You So") to 2013 (Yo La Tengo's "I’ll Be Around"). The album also includes the classic "Band on the Run," by Paul McCartney and Wings, and the debut of a new song written by Jeff Tweedy and performed by the father/son duo Tweedy, "Summer Noon."
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Conor OberstHundreds of Ways / Fast Friends (7" Single)Learn MoreCloseConor OberstHundreds of Ways / Fast Friends (7" Single)
For Record Store Day 2014, Conor Oberst, who makes his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of the album Upside Down Mountain, releases a limited-edition 7" single including the album track "Hundreds of Ways" along with album outtake "Fast Friends" on the B-side. The 7" was cut by Chicago Mastering Service and pressed at Record Industry in the Netherlands. This recording is no longer available in the Nonesuch Store.
Joshua RedmanTrios LiveLearn MoreCloseJoshua RedmanTrios Live
Joshua Redman's Trios Live was recorded during stands with two different trios: Redman and drummer Gregory Hutchinson with bassists Matt Penman (at Jazz Standard in NYC) and Reuben Rogers (at Blues Alley in Washington, DC). Trios Live features four original tunes by Redman and interpretations of three additional songs. "It's a great set," says the Financial Times, "full of muscular rhythms and the abandon of live performance, yet as tightly argued as a rigorous studio date." BBC Music Magazine gives it four stars, calling it "a thrill-a-minute set."
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Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach, and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue features 11 new tracks. Mojo says the album "underlines the fact that The Black Keys are the most vital rock band in the world right now." Rolling Stone calls it "a giant step into the best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made."
Toumani DiabatéToumani & SidikiLearn MoreCloseToumani DiabatéToumani & Sidiki
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