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  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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    Laurie Anderson is on the latest episode of The Adam Buxton Podcast. She talks with Buxton about the release of her debut album, Big Science, on red vinyl this coming Friday and more, like collaborating with a supercomputer, her mind-reading experiment with David Bowie, and the importance of community. "People are making their own pods and realizing we're not living in one big world. The world is way too big for that," she says. "Community, I think, is what a lot of us long for, some people who understand them." You can hear their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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    Lake Street Dive was on NPR's World Cafe to perform three songs from the band's new album, Obviously: "Hypotheticals," "Making Do," and "Being a Woman." Band mates Rachael Price and Mike "McDuck" Olson also spoke with host Raina Douris about the album, working with producer Mike Elizondo, and the band's evolving approach to songwriting. You can listen to the episode and watch the performances below.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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    Congratulations to Lianne La Havas, who has been nominated for a BRIT Award for Female Solo Artist for her new, self-titled album. Also nominated in the category are Arlo Parks, Celeste, Dua Lipa, and Jessie Ware. The 2021 BRIT Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 11, at The O2 Arena in London, broadcast on ITV and hosted by Jack Whitehall.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Friday, March 26, 2021
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    Laurie Anderson was on BBC Two's Newsnight to talk with Kirsty Wark about her 1982 debut album, Big Science, which Nonesuch is releasing on red vinyl next month, and more. "The themes in it—the ideas of transportation, politics, money, love—in a sense, they're universal," says Wark. "I suppose they work for every generation." "I was really happy when they decided to put that out again," Anderson says. "When I listened to it, it sounded pretty much like now." You can watch their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Friday, March 26, 2021
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    Kronos Quartet and Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi will perform free for Carnegie Hall's first-ever online festival, Voices of Hope, April 16–30. The two-week festival examines the life-affirming power of music and the arts during times of crisis through more than 100 events, including programming presented by Carnegie Hall and more than 40 cultural and academic institutions across New York City and beyond. Kronos Quartet performs works by Terry Riley and others on April 24, and Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turris perform from their new album, They're Calling Me Home, on April 28.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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    Lake Street Dive is on the latest episode of eTown. All five band members talk with host Nick Forster, who calls Lake Street Dive "one of our favorite bands," about their new album, Obviously, and share some songs off the record. Also on the show is Shakey Graves, who joins the band for a virtual collaboration on the Beatles tune "Two of Us." You can listen to the episode and watch the duet here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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    Congratulations to Lake Street Dive, whose new album, Obviously, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Album Chart, No. 1 on the Americana/Folk Chart, and No. 2 on both the Current Rock Albums and Current Alternative Albums charts. The band performed the album opener, "Hypotheticals," on The Ellen Show, which you can watch here.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Television Video
  • Friday, March 19, 2021
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    Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part, an album of songs written and performed by Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion, is due June 25 on Nonesuch Records. With Shaw on vocals and Sō filling out this new band, they developed songs in the studio, with lyrics inspired by their own wide-ranging interests: James Joyce, the Sacred Harp hymnal, a poem by Anne Carson, the Bible’s Book of Ruth, the American roots tune “I’ll Fly Away,” the pop music of ABBA, and more. Pre-order to download “To the Sky” now and get a custom climbing pole bean seed packet hand-printed and signed by Shaw.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Video
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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    k.d. lang’s makeover, a new collection of classic dance remixes of some of her best-loved songs, is due May 28 on Nonesuch Records, including on translucent turquoise vinyl. The album brings these remixes, made between 1992 and 2000, together for the first time, and includes “Sexuality,” “Miss Chatelaine,” “Theme from The Valley of the Dolls,” “Summerfling,” and the #1 dance chart hits “Lifted By Love” and “If I Were You.” makeover’s cover art features a previously unseen 1995 portrait of lang by David LaChapelle. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of “Miss Chatelaine (St. Tropez Mix),” the video for which can be seen here; an exclusive, limited-edition print of the album cover signed by lang; and a paper doll PDF set, designed by a fan, Katja Virtanen, to print out at home, featuring iconic looks from throughout her career.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Video
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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    Laurie Anderson and Timo Andres spoke with Nonesuch Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz for Ojai Music Festival's Virtual Ojai Talks, which you can watch here. The conversation centers on I Still Play, the 2020 album of new solo piano works by artists who have recorded for Nonesuch, written in honor of Hurwitz: Anderson, Andres, John Adams, Louis Andriessen, Donnacha Dennehy, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Brad Mehldau, Steve Reich, Pat Metheny, and Randy Newman. Andres will perform from I Still Play at the 2021 Ojai Music Festival, of which John Adams is Music Director.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Monday, March 15, 2021
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    Lake Street Dive were on WNYC's Soundcheck to talk with host John Schaefer about their new album, Obviously, and perform three songs from it: "Same Old News," "Being a Woman," and "Hypotheticals." You can hear the conversation and performances and watch videos of the former two performances here. Rachael Price and Akie Bermiss were also on WNYC's All of It with Alison Stewart, which you can hear here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Saturday, March 13, 2021
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    Lake Street Dive continued the celebrations surrounding the release of its new album, Obviously, with a performance for CBS This Morning's Saturday Sessions today. The band performed three songs from the new album: "Hypotheticals," "Nobody's Stopping You Now," and "Being a Woman." You can watch all three here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video

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