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  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    When Record Store Day took place earlier this month, among its special releases was Emmylou Harris's The Studio Albums, 1980–83, a new vinyl collection featuring classic titles—Roses in the Snow, Evangeline, Cimarron, Last Date, and White Shoes—as well as a bonus 45 RPM single of "That Lovin' Feeling Again” with Roy Orbison b/w "Mr. Sandman." A limited number of the set is now available in the Nonesuch Store.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    Lianne La Havas, who was recently named to the Afropunk Festival lineup in Brooklyn this August, has announced three US shows in August ahead of the festival: Terminal West in Atlanta, Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, and Baltimore Soundstage.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Friday, April 19, 2019

    Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Orange, performed by Attacca Quartet, is out now on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records. Orange, which features six of Shaw’s pieces for string quartet, is the first full-length album to exclusively feature works by Shaw. "Completely gorgeous in so many ways," exclaims BBC Radio 3. "It hits you everywhere, all at once." "A love letter to the string quartet," says NPR. "[W]hen you hear all the imaginative sounds on Orange, you know you're listening to the voice of a strong composer."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, April 19, 2019

    Singer Mandy Patinkin and pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett's Diary: December 2018, the third in their Diary series of musical installments, is out now on Nonesuch. The digital release’s eleven songs were recorded by the two musicians in Bartlett’s New York studio last December and include two songs written by Patinkin himself plus songs by Paul Simon, Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), Randy Newman, Biff Rose, Teitur, and John Grant. A thirty-city Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries begins in October 2019; details will be announced this summer.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Video
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Stephin Merritt will perform original music he has written to score a screening of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film The Unholy Three, starring Lon Cheney, at The Town Hall in NYC on May 18, 2019. The Magnetic Fields front man will be joined by accordionist and novelist Daniel Handler (A Series of Unfortunate Events) and violist Pinky Weitzman for the one-night-only event. This is Merritt's first live silent-film scoring event on the East Coast, following his successful live score to two other Tod Browning films at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2010 and 2014.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    Composer-performer Daniel Wohl's album État will be released May 31, 2019, on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records. The album features electro-acoustic pieces written by Wohl, and includes guest performances by Poliça's Channy Leaneagh with co-production by Son Lux's Ryan Lott and mmph. État, recorded with members of yMusic and the Calder Quartet, explores new dimensions of production. Pre-order to download the track "Melt" now.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    The BBC Proms 2019 season includes Jonny Greenwood, who leads a late-night concert, Prom 70, at Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, September 10. He has curated a program of pieces by Biber and Krzysztof Penderecki, Steve Reich's Pulse, and Greenwood's own works, including the world premiere of his new piece, Horror vacui. Greenwood will perform with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The concert will be broadcast on BBC Four on Friday, September 13. General booking begins on May 11.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Attacca Quartet performed music from Caroline Shaw’s Orange live at The Greene Space in NYC last Friday, ahead of the album’s release this coming Friday. The performance was streamed live via WNYC's New Sounds and can be seen again in full here. Shaw was the featured artist on the first episode in the new series of BBC Radio 3’s Unclassified, showcasing "genre-exploding new music for curious ears, hearts and minds," on Sunday. "I love it ... absolutely gorgeous music," says presenter Elizabeth Alker, who gave the radio premiere plays of two album tracks.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Sam Amidon, who begins a North American tour next week, stopped by Fretboard Journal to perform "Juma Mountain," from his album The Following Mountain, with saxophonist Sam Gendel. Watch it here. Amidon also spoke with the site's podcast about his music, touring, and more. The tour starts in Minneapolis on April 25, with stops in Davenport, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto, and Hamilton, Ontario. He returns to North America in June for a concert with Kronos Quartet and a tour as special guest of Bruce Hornsby.

     

     

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Friday, April 12, 2019

    Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record stores, is this Saturday, April 13, and included among the special releases on that day is Emmylou Harris's The Studio Albums, 1980–83, a new vinyl collection featuring five classic titles—Roses in the Snow, Evangeline, Cimarron, Last Date, and White Shoes—plus a bonus 45 RPM of "That Lovin' Feeling Again” with Roy Orbison b/w "Mr. Sandman." The collection will receive a limited release of 1,100.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, April 12, 2019

    Lake Street Dive begins a two-week European tour in Vienna on Saturday. The twelve-city tour, featuring music from the band's latest album, Free Yourself Up, continues with shows in Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, and the UK. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

    David Byrne's Nonesuch debut album, Grown Backwards—which Pitchfork said "fits alongside the best of his career"—turned fifteen in March and made its vinyl debut then. We've put together a brief visual history of the album with archival audio, prototype album art, songwriting inspirations, and a timeline of milestone moments. You can watch Grown Backwards: A Visual History here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video

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