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  • Thursday, July 2, 2020

    Lianne La Havas has released a new video for the song “Can’t Fight” from her forthcoming self-titled album. Created in collaboration between La Havas and director Kevin Morosky, the video documents her cultural roots, influences, memories of love and loss, and daily passions, taking the viewer on a visual journey through the her beloved South London. La Havas says, “I’ve finally made a video for ‘Can’t Fight’ navigating the social distancing guidelines, and had a lot of fun doing so. Enjoy.”

  • Thursday, July 2, 2020

    Vagabon (aka Laetitia Tamko) is a special guest host on the latest episode of the Talkhouse podcast, recorded back in March with Black Belt Eagle and SASAMI. She joins Talkhouse host Elia Einhorn to discuss her work and issues of representation for women of color in music and live performance spaces, ahead of the latter two artists' own talk about the subjects. You can hear the conversation with Vagabon, whom Einhorn calls "one of my absolute favorite artists," at the start of the full episode here.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    On his Nonesuch Records debut, Over That Road I’m Bound, due October 2, 2020, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joachim Cooder uses the plain-spoken songs of country-music progenitor and banjo player Uncle Dave Macon as a jumping off point, playing with the lyrics and reworking melodies for his chosen instrument: an electric mbira. Cooder culled songs from Macon’s vast catalog and recorded them with his band and special guests: Ry Cooder, Rayna Gellert, Juliette Commagere, Sam Gendel, Glenn Patscha, Amir Yaghmai, Dan Gellert, and Vieux Farka Touré. The album track “Come Along Buddy” is available today; a video may be seen here.

Artist Spotlight

  • On The Call Within, pianist/composer Tigran Hamasyan performs ten original compositions, with Evan Marien on electric bass and Arthur Hnatek on drums. Produced by Hamasyan, the album is a journey into his dreamlike inner world, taking inspiration from his interest in maps from different eras, poetry, Armenian folk stories, astrology, geometry, ancient Armenian design, rock carvings, and cinematography.

  • Lianne La Havas's self-titled, third album spans the arc of a relationship. "What plays a big role in the album is the idea of the life cycle of plants and nature—equating this journey with a seasonal thing that blooms, thrives, goes away, and comes back even stronger," she says. Its musical references are as varied as Milton Nascimento, Joni Mitchell, Jaco Pastorious, Al Green, and Destiny’s Child. In keeping with the album's intimate feel, everyone who contributed is a trusted...

  • The members of the original Joshua Redman Quartet—Redman (saxophone), Brad Mehldau (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Brian Blade (drums)—reunite with RoundAgain, the group’s first recording since 1994’s MoodSwing. The album features seven newly composed songs: three from Redman, two from Mehldau, and one each from McBride and Blade.

  • The Magnetic Fields’ Quickies five 7" vinyl box set is twenty-eight new short songs by Stephin Merritt, ranging in length from thirteen seconds to two minutes and thirty-five seconds, performed by Merritt and band members Sam Davol, Claudia Gonson, Shirley Simms, and John Woo, along with longtime friends and collaborators Chris Ewen, Daniel Handler, and Pinky Weitzman. Also available on a single CD.

Tour

Tue, Jul 14
6:00 PM
92Y
New York, NYUnited States
Online conversation w/David Mitchell
Tue, Jul 14
92Y
New York,NYUnited States
Sat, Jul 18
7:00 PM
Caramoor Friends Field
Katonah, NYUnited States
Sat, Jul 18
Caramoor Friends Field
Katonah,NYUnited States
Fri, Jul 24
(All day)
Veterans Memorial Park
Vineyard Haven, MAUnited States
Beach Road Weekend, runs July 24-26
Fri, Jul 24
Veterans Memorial Park
Vineyard Haven,MAUnited States
Sat, Jul 25
7:00 PM
Caramoor Friends Field
Katonah, NYUnited States
Sat, Jul 25
Caramoor Friends Field
Katonah,NYUnited States
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