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  • Friday, August 20, 2010

    Punch Brothers performed two songs off their latest album, Antifogmatic, for Relix magazine, now available online at Relix TV. Today's Sun gives the album four stars, saying, "You’re left thinking this is a new and thrilling form of music. Jazzgrass, anyone?" Maverick magazine also gives it four stars: "Notes buzz like a bee in a jar, scales leap from high to low like a crazed man on a cliff top, and a visceral drama exudes from every playful flourish."

    Journal Topics: Reviews Video
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2010

    The Black Keys have a few weeks off from their North American tour before hitting the road for several weeks with the Kings of Leon in September. A recent home-state performance "brought the audience to a fist-pumping fever," reports the Columbus Dispatch, which says the band's new album, Brothers, "casts its essence in musical gold." The band shares the secret of their success in a new CNN interview: "Turn everything up really loud."

    Journal Topics: Reviews Video
  • Wednesday, July 21, 2010

    Philip Selway spoke with the Associated Press about his forthcoming solo debut album, Familial, for an interview broadcast live online via the AP Livestream channel you can watch here. Selway talks about the impetus behind the solo project, his under-the-radar writing process, the source of the title, and how working with a new set of musicians on Familial differed from working with his longtime bandmates in Radiohead.

    Journal Topics: Video
  • Monday, July 19, 2010

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops brought the latest leg of their US summer tour to a close with a free outdoor concert in Milwaukee and return to the States in late August. Up next, the Drops head to Europe for a brief festival tour, with stops in the UK, Norway, and Belgium. The trio sat down for a quick video chat about the tour you can watch here.

    Journal Topics: On Tour Video
  • Monday, July 19, 2010

    Christina Courtin performed at Joe's Pub in New York City on Friday night and performs again in New York later this month for the Reclaim the Coast concert at City Winery to benefit the Gulf Restoration Network. Courtin recently performed two songs off her self-titled Nonesuch debut album in Brooklyn for La Blogotheque's "Take-Away Shows." You can watch the resulting videos here.

    Journal Topics: Video
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2010

    Laurie Anderson's long-awaited new album, Homeland, her first studio record in nearly a decade, is out now. Canada's Globe and Mail gives the album four stars, saying it is "blessed with some of the most vivid soundscapes of her career ... [T]he wealth of acoustic detail ensures that there’s something new to discover with each re-hearing." Fenway Bergamot, Anderson's male alter ego, delivers his fifth and final video in the series at nonesuch.com/media.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Reviews Video
  • Monday, June 21, 2010

    Following a weekend at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Punch Brothers return to their adopted home of New York City to perform songs from their new album, Antifogmatic, in Brooklyn on Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal talks with the band about New York's influence on the album, which the Journal says "brims with color, wit, flash and tenderness, all conveyed with remarkable musicianship and high spirits." You can watch Punch Brothers perform "This Is the Song" in New York, off the deluxe edition of Antifogmatic, at nonesuch.com/media.

    Journal Topics: Reviews Video
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2010

    With just one week left till the release of Laurie Anderson's Homeland comes the fourth in a series of videos featuring Anderson's male alter ego, Fenway Bergamot. Also new at nonesuch.com is an excerpt from the documentary included with the album, in which Anderson discusses the challenges of making the record and the invaluable support of Lou Reed. PopMatters calls Homeland "an incredible work of art pop of the highest order ... one of the most riveting and poignant accounts of post-9/11 America pop music has offered to date."

    Journal Topics: Reviews Video
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2010

    The Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed-curated Vivid LIVE festival continues at the Sydney Opera House, with performances from Anderson through the weekend. Nonesuch is counting down to the June 22 release of her album Homeland with the second in a five-video series featuring Fenway Bergamot, Anderson's male alter ego. In today's segment, "Pictures and Things," he talks about the cultural shift toward abstraction and what Nixon has to do with it.

    Journal Topics: On Tour Video
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2010

    Laurie Anderson's latest Nonesuch release, Homeland, is out now. In the month leading up to release day, Nonesuch released one short video clip featuring Anderson's male alter ego, Fenway Bergamot, every Tuesday. In the inaugural clip, Bergamot revisits the early days of the 2008 financial crisis. BAM has announced that Anderson will give the NY premiere of her new work, Delusion, at the Next Wave Festival this fall.

    Journal Topics: On Tour Artist News Video
  • Monday, May 24, 2010

    Last week saw the release of The Black Keys' new album, Brothers, and performances from the duo at various NYC venues, including opening for Pearl Jam at Madison Square Garden. This week, it's The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal 's Speakeasy Blog says it "can’t get enough of the Black Keys." Consequences of Sound calls the new "Tighten Up" video "pretty much the greatest music video ever"; MTV's Buzzworthy Blog calls it "awesome."

    Journal Topics: Reviews Television Video Web
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Today's the day: Brothers, The Black Keys' highly anticipated new album, finally hits stores. To mark the occasion, The Black Keys pop-up store has launched at New York's Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, where the band will perform tomorrow night, May 19, with proceeds going to support Housing Works' advocate for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Today also marks the premiere of the official "Tighten Up" video.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Video

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