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  • Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Pat Metheny's new album, From This Place, is due February 21, 2020. The record features ten compositions by Metheny, who is joined by drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda May Han Oh, and pianist Gwilym Simcock, as well as the Hollywood Studio Symphony conducted by Joel McNeely. Meshell Ndegeocello, Gregoire Maret, and Luis Conte are special guests. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of the track "America Undefined" and a limited-edition print signed by Metheny.

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Devendra Banhart stopped by KUTX, 98.9 FM, in Austin for an intimate in-studio session following his performance at Levitation Festival late last week. He performed three songs from his new album, Ma—"Is This Nice," "Carolina," and "Taking a Page"—which you can watch here. 

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Aria Code, the Rhiannon Giddens–hosted podcast from The Metropolitan Opera and WQXR, returns for its second season today. This time around, Giddens leads the conversation as opera singers and experts examine ten arias centered on the theme of desire. "I've been thinking about what makes great arias so powerful," Giddens says, "and I think a big part of it is that they tap into our strongest emotions. One of the emotions that come up over and over again in opera, and in life, is desire." You can hear the first episode of the new season, on Verdi's Lady Macbeth, here.

Artist Spotlight

  • Vagabon (aka Lætitia Tamko)'s Nonesuch debut album, All The Women In Me, was written and produced entirely by Tamko. In this follow up to her breakout debut, Infinite Worlds, guitar-driven melodies are largely absent, and in their place are songs buoyed by hybridized analog and digital arrangements. 

  • Devendra Banhart's album Ma bursts with tender, autobiographical vignettes, displaying a shift from the sonic experimentation of his previous albums to an intricate, captivating story-telling and emotional intimacy. The album was co-produced with his longtime musical compadre Noah Georgeson and includes a background vocal from Cate Le Bon and a duet with Banhart's mentor, muse, and dear friend Vashti Bunyan.

  • Over the course of 40 years as a recording artist, guitarist Pat Metheny has released album after album, each one brilliantly documenting another aspect of his unique and nearly uncategorizable musical journey. Exhibiting an insatiable creative energy, Metheny has participated in just about every avenue of modern music making that the early 21st century might offer a musician. Seemingly bent on blurring and obliterating stylistic boundaries at every opportunity, he has created an...

  • The cast album for the critically acclaimed Broadway production of David Byrne’s American Utopia includes songs from his 2018 album, American Utopia, along with music from Talking Heads and Byrne’s solo career. Byrne shares the spotlight with a diverse ensemble of eleven musical artists from around the globe for an event that delivers "an experience unlike anything else," says Billboard. It's "a marvel of humanity and hope," says the Boston Globe.

Tour

Wed, Nov 13
7:00 PM
Frank Erwin Center
Austin, TXUnited States
with special guests Modest Mouse and Shannon & the Clams
Wed, Nov 13
Frank Erwin Center
Austin,TXUnited States
Wed, Nov 13
7:30 PM
Harlow's
Sacramento, CAUnited States
Roots Rising! w/Liz Vice, Matt Andersen
Wed, Nov 13
Harlow's
Sacramento,CAUnited States
Wed, Nov 13
8:00 PM
Le Zenith
Paris, France
w/Greta Van Fleet
Wed, Nov 13
Le Zenith
Paris,France
Wed, Nov 13
8:00 PM
The Sylvee
Madison, WIUnited States
w/Angel Olsen
Wed, Nov 13
The Sylvee
Madison,WIUnited States
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