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  • Wednesday,October 5,2022

    The Staves' debut album, Dead & Born & Grown, turns ten November 12, and to mark the occasion, Nonesuch Records will release the album on 180-gram recycled colored vinyl in the US December 2. This follows its UK release on October 15, the UK’s National Album Day, for which the band will be ambassadors. Produced with Glyn and Ethan Johns (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones), Dead & Born & Grown was met with great critical acclaim and set the Staveley-Taylor sisters on the way to becoming one of the UK’s most celebrated indie exports. The recycled vinyl is made from 100% PVC recycled material, using waste material and clippings from previous record pressings, resulting in a unique color combination for each LP.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News
  • Friday,September 30,2022

    The first recordings of Steve Reich’s Runner (2016) and Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (2018), performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conducted by Susanna Mälkki, are out now digitally and on CD; vinyl is due December 2. The New York Times calls Runner “a calmly luminous orchestral piece with the pulsating, propulsive rhythms that animate much of Mr. Reich’s music.” The San Francisco Chronicle says that Music for Ensemble and Orchestra “is a beautiful and dramatically charged masterpiece, but its impact goes even further than that.”

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News
  • Friday,September 30,2022

    Seven special editions of Wilco's landmark 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot are out now. The now-classic record has been remastered and is available in each set. The Super Deluxe version has eleven vinyl LPs and one CD—including demos, drafts, and instrumentals, charting the making of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot—plus a live 2002 concert recording and a September 2001 radio performance and interview. That box set includes 82 previously unreleased music tracks as well as a new book featuring an interview with Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche, and Jim O’Rourke; an in-depth essay by journalist/author Bob Mehr; and previously unseen photos of the band making the album in their Chicago studio. You can take a look inside in an unboxing video here. Pitchfork gives the set a perfect 10: "A sprawling new box set full of demos and alternate takes suggests a dazzling array of paths the Chicago group might have taken on their masterpiece."

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News
  • Friday,September 30,2022

    Nonesuch releases Philip Glass’s award-winning soundtrack to The Hours on vinyl for the first time today to coincide with its 20th anniversary and Glass’ 85th birthday concert season. Originally released in December 2002, Glass’s score to the Academy Award–winning film was itself nominated for an Academy Award, as well as a Golden Globe and a Grammy, and went on to win a BAFTA and a Classical BRIT. Based on Michael Cunningham’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, the film was directed by Stephen Daldry with a screenplay by David Hare and stars Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman. “Was there ever a more perfect film for Glass’s lyrical manner?” asked Gramophone. “Such a feeling of fragile beauty is a rare achievement.”

    Journal Topics: Album Release
  • Friday,September 30,2022

    Congratulations to Molly Tuttle, who has won the International Bluegrass Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year! Tuttle has just shared a new live performance video for the title track to Crooked Tree, the debut album with her band, Golden Highway. The video was filmed during their sold-out release show at Nashville’s legendary Station Inn this past spring, celebrating the acclaimed new album. Tuttle and the band were joined by Jerry Douglas, who co-produced the album with her. You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist NewsVideo
  • Friday,September 30,2022

    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass returns to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, where both Emmylou Harris and Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi perform Sunday. Also doubling up at festivals this weekend are The Black Keys and Wilco, both at Mempho Music Festival in Memphis, and Hurray for the Riff Raff and Conor Oberst at Felice Country Fair in upstate NY. Punch Brothers join others to pay tribute to Bob Dylan at The Town Hall in NYC. Devendra Banhart is in Kyoto, Japan. Jeremy Denk and Tigran Hamasyan each give solo piano recitals—in Carmel, CA, and Florence, Italy, respectively.

     

    Journal Topics: On TourWeekend Events
  • Thursday,September 29,2022

    Björk's new podcast series Sonic Symbolism, in which she explores each of her albums, one per episode, focuses this week on Biophilia, her 2011 album, app, and musicology curriculum. "One of the things that really influenced me during Biophilia,” she says on the show, “was the element table. I really liked to connect nature with musicology, and connect with it raw materials, so it’s not human scale. It’s not tables and chairs and violins and humans and these interactions … [but] places where there are no people, which is either inside the atoms or in galaxies.” You can hear the episode here.

    Journal Topics: Artist NewsPodcast
  • Friday,September 23,2022

    Caroline Shaw’s Evergreen, featuring Shaw and Attacca Quartet, is out now. Evergreen is five original works by Shaw: three pieces written for string quartet—Three Essays, Blueprint, and The Evergreen—and two songs written for string quartet and voice. It also includes an interpretation of a twelfth century French poem, which the Quartet performs with Shaw on vocals. Shaw and Attacca Quartet perform from Evergreen at Public Records in Brooklyn this Tuesday, September 27. You can take a quick look inside the album here.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News
  • Friday,September 23,2022

    Makaya McCraven's new album, In These Times, is out now on International Anthem / Nonesuch / XL. It is the album McCraven’s been trying to make since he started making records, an appropriately career-defining body of work. The eleven-song suite was created over seven-plus years, as McCraven strived to fuse odd-meter compositions from his working songbook with orchestral, large-ensemble arrangements and the edit-heavy “organic beat music” he’s honed over the years. With contributions from over a dozen musicians and creative partners from his tight-knit circle of collaborators—including Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Brandee Younger, Joel Ross, and Marquis Hill—In These Times highlights McCraven’s gift for collapsing space, destroying borders, and blending past, present, and future into poly-textural arrangements of post-genre, jazz-rooted 21st-century folk music.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News
  • Friday,September 23,2022

    Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade tour California, at SFJAZZ, Monterey Jazz Festival, and Blue Note Napa. Timo Andres is in Brooklyn. The Black Keys play the iHeart Radio Festival in Vegas. Michelle Branch is at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Joachim Cooder is in Georgia.. Cécile McLorin Salvant concludes her Blue Note NYC residency. Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion perform Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part at Skidmore. Molly Tuttle is in Minnesota and Tennessee. Wilco is in Calgary and Montana. 

    Journal Topics: On TourWeekend Events
  • Thursday,September 22,2022

    Michelle Branch has released a karaoke version of "Not My Lover," a song from her new album, The Trouble with Fever, so fans can sing along and recreate the official video, in which Branch and friends visit a local karaoke bar in Nashville. You can find the karaoke version and the song's lyrics here to join in, as well as the original video for inspiration.

    Journal Topics: Artist NewsVideo
  • Wednesday,September 21,2022

    The first studio recording of Tyondai Braxton's Telekinesis—an eighty-seven-piece work for electric guitars, orchestra, choir and electronics—is due November 11 on New Amsterdam / Nonesuch Records. The album features the Metropolis Ensemble conducted by Andrew Cyr, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus conducted by Dianne Berkun Menaker, and chamber choir The Crossing conducted by Donald Nally performing what the Guardian calls "a superpower-themed symphony … a titanic composition." Braxton cites the Japanese manga classic Akira as a thematic guide, with its story of a young boy's discovery of his telekinetic powers and his inability to control it, leading to his own destruction.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News

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